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Angie Long created the first liquid credit trading index and predecessor to all of Markit CDX indices.

Women in Asset Management Award Winner Angie Long


Angie Long met her future husband Christopher at Princeton University, where they were both economics majors. But it would be years before their careers intertwined too.

While he founded credit and alt investment manager Palmer Square in a suburb of Kansas City, Long was blazing her own trail in asset management.

She had risen to deputy head of North American credit trading at JP Morgan, where she advanced the firm's risk management, marketing, technology and operations. During her time at JP Morgan, she was the first in the industry to spearhead efforts to combine cash bonds and credit default swaps desks.

Most notably, she created the High Yield Debt Index (HYDI), which is the first liquid credit trading index and predecessor to all of Markit CDX indices.

Named a managing director at 29, Long spent over a decade with JP Morgan before deciding to join Palmer Square as its chief investment officer in 2011.

She was able to take her skill of implementing successful risk management and operations structure to develop risk and technology systems at the firm.

Because of Long's ability to create flexible risk systems, Palmer Square has been a 5-star Morningstar ranked mutual fund. Long has worked closely with consultants and advisors to market value in credit and interest rate environments. These efforts resulted in Palmer Square creating the first static CLO vehicle, and through a partnership with the New York Stock Exchange and Thompson Reuters, the firm launched the first-ever daily disseminated CLO indices.

She balances a busy career and a busy household as a mother of four. She volunteers at her children's school in Kansas City and as a former All-American rugby player at Princeton, she serves as a hockey coach for boys and girls.

Outside of her industry efforts, Long splits contributions between where she began her career and where she finds it now — serving on the Women in leadership committee at Princeton University and as a board member of the Adelaide C. Ward Women's Heart Health Center at the University of Kansas Hospital.