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David Hinman, CFA
Affiliate Expert


  • Emerging Market Debt

  • Portfolio Management

  • Fixed Income Asset Management and Trading

  • Credit Derivatives

  • IG & HY Corporate Bonds

  • Collateralized Loan Obligations

David Hinman | Fixed Income Expert | SEDA Experts

David Hinman, CFA has over 25 years of fixed income asset management and trading experience, holding executive positions such as the Head of Fixed Income at Salient Partner and Portfolio Manager at PIMCO. He is an expert in trading and managing portfolios of credit derivatives, investment grade, and high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, emerging market debt, and CLOs.

Mr. Hinman participated in numerous corporate debt restructurings and served on numerous workout creditor committees, and he has been deposed several times and has testified in United States Federal Court. 


Prior to becoming a litigation expert witness, David was head of fixed income at Salient Partners.  He joined Salient in 2015 when it acquired SW Asset Management, an asset management firm specializing in emerging market debt that David co-founded and where he served as CIO.  In his role at SW, David created and executed the investment process, including trade execution, portfolio structuring, and risk management. 


Prior to co-founding SW Asset Management, David held roles overseeing the credit business at Drake Management where he helped the firm navigate its way through the financial crisis, and before that as head of Ares Management’s capital markets group, where he managed the Ares Total Value Fund.  David began his investment management career at PIMCO, where he served for nearly 10 years as a portfolio manager, credit analyst and product manager, creating among other things a closed-end fund group as well as a dedicated bank loan desk.  David is a CFA charterholder. 


He holds a BS (Corporate Finance and Investment Management) from the University of Alabama and an MBA (Finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.



The Wharton School

MBA, Finance

The University of Alabama

BS, Corporate Finance and Investment Management



Hinman Capital Services (HCS)



Salient Partners

Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income


SW Asset Management, LLC

Chief Investment Officer


Drake Management, LLC

Global Head of Credit


Ares Management Corporation

Managing Director




Portfolio Manager


CFA Institute

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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