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Brian Pilko

Head of Research

Pilko is the Head of Research and Deputy Portfolio Manager and has worked alongside Gleysteen and Steelman for over a decade.

Prior to AGL, from 2006-2019, Pilko was a Managing Director and Senior Investment Analyst at CIFC Asset Management. He was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, approving and declining investments for the firm’s managed portfolios. Over his 12 year tenure at CIFC, Pilko invested in leveraged loans and high yield bonds within CLOs, levered and unlevered loan funds and long/short credit hedge funds. During his time at CIFC, he was a Sector Head for responsible for the Energy, Power Generation, Financial Services, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation and Business Services sectors. He was a member of various ad hoc committees for both in court and out of court restructurings.

Pilko began his career at Capital One, one of the largest providers of consumer credit, where he worked in consumer credit analytics, asset-liability management and corporate development.

Pilko holds a BA in economics from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.