John G. Popp is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Asset Management business, based in New York. He is the Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of the Credit Investments Group (CIG), with primary responsibility for investment decisions, portfolio monitoring processes and business development for CIG’s global investment strategies. As of March 2013, CIG had assets under management of approximately USD $23.2 billion. Mr. Popp serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Credit Suisse Funds, the Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc. and the Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund. He also served as a member of the Credit Suisse Managing Director Evaluation Committee during 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Mr. Popp is also a member of the Credit Suisse Global Leadership Council.
Previous to Credit Suisse, Mr. Popp was a Founding Partner and Head of Asset Management for First Dominion Capital, LLC, overseeing the management of USD $2.5 billion in CLO vehicles. From 1992 through 1997, Mr. Popp was a Managing Director of Indosuez Capital and also served as President of Indosuez Capital Asset Advisors, Inc., and President of 1211 Investors, Inc. While at Indosuez, Mr. Popp was responsible for building the firm’s asset management business, including the development of three CLO vehicles aggregating USD $1.3 billion. In 1989, Mr. Popp joined the Corporate Finance Department of Kidder Peabody & Co., Inc. as Senior Vice President, previously serving as Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Mr. Popp is a member of the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Leadership Committee and a member of the Juilliard School Council. Mr. Popp graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania.