NYU Stern School of Business | Groups


Non-Equities Competition Keynote Discussion

Sheru Chowdhry

Co-Portfolio Manager | Paulson & Co
There will be an exciting keynote discussion headlined by Sheru Chowdhry, Co-Portfolio Manager & Managing Director of Bankruptcy and Distressed Investing Research at Paulson & Co. Mr. Chowdhry will share his investing perspective gained from esteemed experience in the hedge fund industry and other roles focusing on credit.

Mr. Chowdhry joined Paulson & Co. in 2004 and is the Co-Portfolio Manager of the Paulson Credit Funds and Paulson Strategic Partners Fund. He is also a member of the firm’s Risk Oversight Committee and Portfolio Review Committee. Prior to joining Paulson, he was Associate Vice President in the research department at DebtTraders Inc. Mr. Chowdhry began his investment career as an investment banker in the M&A department at JP Morgan. Mr. Chowdhry earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University and B. Tech from IIT Bombay.

Gustavo Schwed

Professor | NYU Stern

The “fireside chat” will be moderated by NYU Stern’s Professor Gustavo Schwed who spent 25 years in private equity in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America prior to joining Stern. His experience as a partner and Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners, the world’s largest media and telecommunications specialist private equity firm, will allow him to add an exciting perspective to the investing discussion.

Prior to joining Providence, Professor Schwed was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Private Equity, where he launched and ran the firm’s Latin American private equity business out of the firm’s Sao Paulo office and became the Chairman of the firm’s Global Emerging Markets Fund, Morgan Stanley’s vehicle for private equity investing in Latin America, Asia, and Central Europe. He subsequently moved to London where he became one of three partners running Morgan Stanley’s European private equity business.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Professor Schwed was an Executive Director at Bassini, Playfair + Associates (BPA). He helped BPA raise and manage a $300 million Latin America private equity fund, one of the first of its kind. While at BPA, Professor Schwed moved to Brazil where he opened and co-ran the firm’s Brazilian office. He began his post-MBA career at the New York office of Sprout Group, the venture capital affiliate of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) where he developed the firm’s practice in medical devices venture investing. Professor Schwed is also a favorite among students for his private equity courses and was named NYU Stern’s Professor of the Year by the 2015 MBA graduating class.