Kevin Kearns is a Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Senior Derivatives Strategist in the absolute return and credit opportunity area within the fixed-income group of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He manages credit and absolute return institutional portfolios and is also responsible for leading the firm’s efforts in the development and implementation of investment strategies that incorporate credit default swaps (CDS) and other related derivative instruments. He works closely with the investment grade and high yield sector teams, credit research, the trading desk and product teams to assist in the development of CDS capabilities.
Mr. Kearns has 30 years of investment industry experience and joined Loomis Sayles in 2007. Prior to joining Loomis Sayles, Mr. Kearns was the director of derivatives, quantitative analysis and risk management at Boldwater Capital Management in Boston, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a credit-focused relative value hedge fund. He managed derivative-based strategies focused on capital structure arbitrage, event-driven, risk arbitrage and relative value strategies. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with Fleet Boston as managing director, group head, credit derivatives. Mr. Kearns earned a degree in physics from Bridgewater State College and an MBA from Bryant College.