Cheryl Stober is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and product manager for the bank loan team. She is responsible for communicating the benefits of the firm’s bank loan strategies to clients as well as internal and external partners. Cheryl researches various aspects of the bank loan market, from the effects of covenant lite to the dynamics of market participants. She also develops and curates content for marketing materials, and educates prospects and clients on the benefits of the asset class. Cheryl’s expertise lies in all things bank loan, including the firm’s products and the market in general.
Cheryl joined Loomis Sayles in 2005 as a senior operations analyst. In 2007, she joined the bank loan team as a portfolio assistant and was promoted to product analyst and product manager, respectively. Previously, Cheryl worked in bank loan operations at Bain Capital.
Cheryl earned a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Boston University.
The bank loan team is headed by John Bell, who has been working in the bank loan asset class since 1989. John joined Loomis Sayles in 2001 to build the firm’s bank loan capabilities. John was among the first non-bank buyers of bank loans and his work pre-dates the first bank loan index, which began in 1992. The team began managing bank loans in a conservative style, and later expanded to include several more flexible and structured products.