Michael C. Singer

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Michael Singer is the founding principal of Argo Partners. Mike is one of the pioneers in the trading/placement of privately held distressed debt and is well known and extensively published in this area (see “Publications and Papers”). Prior to forming Argo Partners in 1992, Mike had extensive experience in investment banking, as President of R. D. Smith & Company (1987–1991), as Senior Vice President of Jefferies & Company (1983–1986) and as Vice President of The First Boston Corporation (1975–1982). Mike has an MBA from Columbia University (1974) and a BS in Chemical Engineering from University College, London.

Publications & Papers

“Investing in Debt Instruments of Distressed Companies”
Chapter 5 of Investing in Bankruptcies & Turnarounds, published by Harper Business

“Valuing Debt and Equity in Bankruptcies”
Presentation at training program for professionals of an international bank based in Chicago

“Opportunities for Investing in Distressed Securities”
Presentation at conference on Investing in Turnarounds

“Selling Troubled Loans: Another Way Out”
Commercial Lending Review, published by the John Colet Press

“Looking Out for the Early Warning Signals”
Presentation at conference on Workout & Turnaround Investment Opportunities

“Buying and Selling Claims: Opportunities and Constraints for Debtholders”
presentation at conference on Workouts & Bankruptcies

“Trading Strategies for Distressed Securities”
Presentation at conference on Restructuring & Turnaround Markets

"Recycled Junk”
Institutional Investor, Volume XXIV

“Smart Money Investing in Distressed Bonds”
presentation at conference on Optimizing Opportunities in the High Yield Bond Markets

“Analyzing Investment Opportunities: Identifying Companies Which are Likely to Default”
presentation at conference on Workout & Turnaround Investment Opportunities

“Identifying Specific Strategies and Characteristics for Investing in Distressed Securities”
presentation at conference on Investing in Distressed Securities

“Strategies for Investing in Distressed Bank Debt: Determining Value & Making the Informed Investment Decision”
presentation at conference on Highly Leveraged Transaction Bank Loans