Ms. O’Connor is a Managing Director and Head of European Credit Research for GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategy (“LCS”) unit. She is also a member of GSO’s LCS Management Committee and sits on LCS’s European Syndicated Credit Investment Committee.
Ms. O’Connor joined GSO at the time of GSO’s acquisition of Harbourmaster Capital Management Limited in 2012. Prior to that, Ms. O’Connor was Head of Credit for Harbourmaster for five years and ran a team of credit analysts responsible for all aspects of credit origination, investment selection and ongoing monitoring of its €7.5bn portfolio of leverage loans. Ms. O’Connor oversaw Harbourmaster’s involvement in a number of restructurings and work outs (many where they were appointed to the steering committee). Prior to joining Harbourmaster, Ms. O’Connor worked for Bank of Ireland, Dublin, as a Director in its Acquisition Finance Origination group and previously within its Project Finance division. Responsibilities within Project Finance in the latter years included establishing and running its Portfolio Management Unit. Prior to joining Bank of Ireland, Ms. O’Connor worked in Corporate Credit in Australia & New Zealand Bank (ANZ) in New York and as a credit analyst in AIB in New York.
Ms. O’Connor received a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and a Master’s in Business Studies from Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.