Palmer Square Partners

Our team not only has years of experience directly investing in credit and alternative investments such as hedge funds, but we also have years of collective experience working with some of the top investment firms in the world.

Christopher D. Long
President, Portfolio Manager and Founder

Chris founded Palmer Square Capital Management, an approximately $6.5 billion AUM asset managerᅠ(as of 7/31/2018) focused on corporate and structured credit, in June 2009. Currently, he serves as President and Portfolio Manager and is responsible for managing Palmer Square’s investment effort and overall business. Since inception, Chris has been successful in not only building a highly-experienced investment team, but also an integrated credit investment platform that manages mutual fund offerings, private funds and separately managed accounts. The firm has a client list that spans not only institutions and family offices, but also RIAs, bank/trust, and broker-dealers.

Chris’s previous work experience includes key investment roles at Prairie Capital and Sandell Asset Management as well as working at Morgan Stanley in the Credit Derivatives and Distressed Securities Group focused on the firm’s proprietary investments. Before Morgan Stanley, he worked at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a private equity fund sponsored by Thomas H Lee Partners and Putnam Investments. In that role, he also served on the Board of Directors of Avero, Inc. and was a Board Observer for Parago, Inc. He started his career at JPMorgan & Co. in Leveraged Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions (FIG Group) advising corporations and private equity firms on investment banking and capital markets. ᅠ

He received an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and an AB degree in Economics cum laude from Princeton University.

Chris’s community involvement includes serving as an Investment Committee member of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Board Member of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Foundation, Trustee for the St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, Co-Class Agent for Princeton University, Social Chair for the Princeton Club of Greater Kansas City, Alumni Mentor for the Princeton University Bendheim Center for Finance Mentorship Program and Executive Committee of the Alumni Council (At-Large member) for Princeton University. Chris is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Economic Club of Kansas City.

Chris formerly served as the Treasurer for the City of Mission Hills, KS (appointed by Mayor David Fromm of Mission Hills, KS). Finally, Chris was formerly a Member of the Children’s Mercy Hospitals Leadership Circle of Care Committee, Kansas University’s Finance Department Advisory Board, Treasurer for the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, Investment Committee Member for the Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Member of the Major Gifts Committee – Harvard Business School.

Chris was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Central Midwest Region and to participate in the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s KC Tomorrow (2007-2008 Class). He was awarded Ingram Magazine’s 40 Under 40 award, the Kansas City Business Journal’s Class of 2015 NextGen Leaders award, and KC Business Magazine’s Rising Star Award.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities. In 2016, there were 21 finalists. The award is decided by a panel of independent judges.

Ingram's Magazine "40 under Forty" honorees are nominated based upon Ethics and Integrity; Leadership Skills; Achievement in Business; Entrepreneurship; Executive-level Managerial Status; Professional Affiliations and Associations; Appointments to Boards and Commissions; and Community Service.

The NextGen Leaders program is designed to recognize up-and-coming leaders in the Kansas City business and civic communities. A panel of 6 judges reviewed applications and qualifications to identify 25 participants for the 2015 class.

Each year, KC Business Magazine honors Kansas City’s brightest stars by recognizing young professionals who are changing the local business landscape with their innovative approach to leadership.


Angie K. Long, CFA
Chief Investment Officer/Portfolio Manager

Angie Knighton Long, Chief Investment Officer, has key responsibilities for all investment-related activities at Palmer Square.

Prior to joining Palmer Square, Angie worked for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York for 13 years. Angie held many senior roles including Deputy Head of North American Credit Trading, Head of High Yield Trading, and Head of Credit Derivatives Trading. Angie has been a trader of many products including high yield bonds, high yield credit derivatives, distressed debt, capital structure arbitrage, and structured credit. In addition, she worked with the Global Head of Credit Trading to help oversee risk management for the High Yield and High Grade credit trading books.

Named a Managing Director at age 29, Angie is considered a pioneer in the Credit Derivatives industry and is credited with creating the HYDI (High Yield Debt Index), the first liquid credit trading index and predecessor to all of today’s indices (the Markit CDX).

Angie received an AB degree in Economics from Princeton University and is a CFA ® charterholder. During her years at Princeton, Angie was a member of two National Championship Rugby Teams and was selected as an All-American in 1997.

Matthew L. Bloomfield
Managing Director/Portfolio Manager

Matt is the Loan Portfolio Manager and is responsible for coverage of the Asset Managers and Insurance Brokers sectors.

Prior to relocating to Kansas City, Matt worked for over seven years at Golub Capital in Chicago, most recently as an Associate Portfolio Manager within the Broadly Syndicated Loan Group where he focused on investing in leveraged loans via collateralized loan obligation vehicles and separate accounts. Prior to joining Golub Capital, Matt worked for three years for Giuliani Capital Advisors in Chicago as an Analyst and subsequently Associate in the Investment Banking Group where he focused on special situations and restructuring advisory mandates.

Matt earned an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, as well as a BS and BGS in Business Administration and Economics, respectively, from the University of Kansas.

Jeffrey D. Fox
Managing Director

Jeff has key responsibilities for the firm’s structured credit and CLO platform.

Prior to joining Palmer Square, Jeff worked for Sandler O’Neill and Partners where he was a Managing Director within Fixed Income where he was involved in the structuring and sales of many products including Collateralized Loan Obligations. Before Sandler O’Neill, Jeff worked for Societe Generale as a Director within Global Markets Advisory where he was instrumental in the US CDO/CLO and RMBS Credit Advisory effort. His work included the restructuring of various structured credit legacy positions for European institutions as well as the modeling behind the corporate rating and pricing for various structured products.

Prior to Societe Generale, Jeff was employed by JPMorgan Chase & Co/Bear Stearns, where he was an Associate Director in the FAST organization focusing on the structuring of Trust Preferred CDOs and CLOs. Also while at Bear Stearns, Jeff managed the global CDO analytics desk which included intensive credit modeling of various asset classes.

Jeff received a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Geology from Northern Arizona University. Jeff holds the Series 7 and 63.

Jon R. Brager, CFAᅠ
Executive Director/Portfolio Manager

Jon is a Senior Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager with key responsibilities for the firm's long/short and corporate credit strategies. In his role, Jon conducts fundamental credit research, generates investment ideas and assists in the portfolio management of opportunistic credit products.

Jon has 12 years of professional experience, including 8 years in the global credit markets spanning analyst, trading and portfolio management roles. Prior to joining Palmer Square, Jon was a Senior Analyst at Hermes Investment Management, a London-based asset manager. At Hermes, Jon's focus was credit research coverage of the auto, basic material, and industrial sectors. Before that, Jon was a portfolio manager for a multi-strategy credit fund at BCM & Partners, LLP, having spent several years before that as a credit analyst at BCM and LNG Capital, LLP. Jon started his career as a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in Dallas.

Jon earned an MBA from London Business School, a Master’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University as well as Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Management Science. He is also a CFA ® charterholder.

Taylor R. Moore, CFAᅠ
Executive Director

Taylor is a key member of the firm's structured credit investing team.

Prior to joining Palmer Square, Taylor worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York and Delaware. Taylor was an integral part of the firm’s North American foreign exchange business serving as Associate Product Controller. In particular, Taylor played a key role in all financial operations and management of JPMorgan’s Forward and Spot foreign exchange trading desks. He began his career at JPMorgan as part of the firm’s Corporate Development Program, a two year selective leadership development program. Prior to JPMorgan Chase & Co., Taylor worked at Frontier Investment Bank, a boutique investment bank based out of Kansas City.

Taylor received a BA in Economics from Cornell University. During his time at Cornell, Taylor was a member of four top ten NCAA Wrestling teams, and traveled to Beijing in 2008 to represent team USA in the FILA Junior World Championships. He is also a CFA ® charterholder.

Emily E. Straw
Managing Director

Emily is responsible for business development and client service for the funds managed at Palmer Square Capital Management.

Prior to joining the Firm, Emily was a Managing Director at SSI Investment Management responsible for leading the Institutional Marketing and Client Service efforts focused on consultants and institutional clients globally. Emily also led the management and coordination of the Global Marketing Team and was a member of SSI’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining SSI, Emily was a Director of Institutional Client Service and Marketing at Artisan Partners where she was responsible for the institutional marketing to public and private funds, foundations, endowments and the institutional consultant community. She originated and supported client relations for the small growth, mid value and large value strategies at Artisan Partners. Prior to Artisan, Emily was a Senior Associate at Wilshire Asset Management (Wilshire Associates) where she was responsible for the client relationship management of institutional investors focused on separately managed account and commingled investment products. She was also responsible for the marketing of the Wilshire Target Funds and directly negotiated mutual fund selling and networking agreements. Prior to Wilshire, Emily was an Analyst at Columbus Circle Investors where she conducted analysis on the Semiconductor, Hardware and Financial Institution industries for the small growth portfolio.

Emily received a BA degree in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College and also studied at Amherst College.

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