Michael Phelps, Managing Director, is the Head of European Fundamental Credit and Lead Portfolio Manager for European Leveraged Finance and Credit Alternatives portfolios.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Phelps was the head of European Businesses at R3 Capital Partners. Earlier he was with Lehman Brothers where he was head of the Global Principal Strategies (GPS) European operations. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2006 to manage a credit and distressed debt portfolio for the GPS team. Mr. Phelps joined Lehman Brothers from J.P. Morgan's Proprietary Positioning Business, where he was responsible for the US single name credit and distressed portfolios.
Mr. Phelps earned BA and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1997.