David C. Hinman, CFA has more than 25 years of global asset management, banking, and finance experience. He is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, and investment manager. Mr. Hinman possesses a deep knowledge of the institutional financial services industry, having 20 years of hands-on portfolio management experience and having served as a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of an asset management company he co-founded. He has also participated in numerous corporate debt restructurings and served on workout creditor committees.
Mr. Hinman recently retired from Salient Partners where he was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager and oversaw all the firmís credit products. As part of an acquisition of Forward Management in June 2015, Salient acquired the assets of SW Asset Management, a SEC-registered investment advisor which Mr. Hinman co-founded in 2009. SW was a boutique asset manager which specialized in managing emerging market corporate debt investments for institutional and retail investors. In his role as CIO, he created and implemented the investment policy, managed portfolio structuring and supervised trade execution.
Prior to starting SW, Mr. Hinman was Managing Director and Global Head of Credit at Drake Management in New York City. He oversaw all aspects of the firmís global corporate bond and equity investments and sat on Drakeís five-person investment committee. Before joining Drake, he worked for Ares Management in Los Angeles, a distressed debt and private equity firm, where he oversaw capital market activities. Mr. Hinman spent most of his investment career at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). Serving on the firmís shadow investment and company retirement committees enabled him to contribute to both investment and business strategies. He also structured and managed several closed-end 1940 Act mutual funds and Collateralized Loan Obligations.
Previously Mr. Hinman held Series 3, 63, 65 and 7 licenses.