Robert Dafforn

Chief Investment Officer, Opportunistic Credit


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Robert joined Cairn Capital in September 2021 and is the CIO of Opportunistic Credit. He is a director of Cairn Capital Group Limited and a member of the Executive Management Committee. Robert was previously a founding partner and CIO of Bybrook. Prior to founding Bybrook, Robert was an Equity Partner and Senior Managing Director at Eton Park Capital Management. He was there from 2007 to 2012, with total responsibility for the International Credit team (non-US Credit). He invested on an absolute return basis across the full spectrum of credit products and across multiple geographies in Europe, Asia, the Emerging Markets and the US, and was instrumental in a number of major corporate and financial restructurings globally. Prior to joining Eton Park, Robert was a Junior PM and analyst at Millennium Partners LP in London between 2005 and 2007, specialising in High Yield and Loan Special Situations Credit. From 2003 to 2005, Robert was an associate at Citi in High Yield and Loan Capital Markets, with a focus on restructurings.