Head of US credit research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Uma Rickheeram is Head of the US credit research team at BNP Paribas Asset Management, and is responsible for implementing and coordinating the research process in the US. She is responsible for research activities involving investment-grade and high-yield telecommunications, media (cable) and regulated utilities sectors. Uma joined the company in 2002 and is based in New York.
Previously, Uma was a senior associate of Whitney & Co.’s Structured Products Group. While at Whitney, she was responsible for high yield and leveraged loans investments in the gaming/leisure, technology, chemicals, retail and consumer products industries. Prior to that, she was at Morgan Stanley, where she made investment recommendations regarding high yield and distressed companies.
Uma has 22 years of investment experience. She earned a BA magna cum laude with honors in Accounting and Economics at Queens College. She has also completed the CPA examination.