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Gunes Kulaligil
Director
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Mr. Kulaligil is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business. He focuses on advising hedge funds and private equity funds regarding valuation of illiquid, distressed, and esoteric debt investments in connection with M&A transactions, asset sales, fairness opinions, and ongoing financial reporting. He specializes in mortgage and other asset-backed securities, bespoke structured credit transactions, marketplace lending loans, non-performing loan portfolios, and servicing rights. Mr. Kulaligil is based in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Technical Standards Committee. 

Mr. Kulaligil has over 15 years of trading and asset management experience in the fixed income credit space at GSEs, hedge funds, private equity firms, and advisory firms. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, he was an Associate Portfolio Manager at Fortress Investment Group, trading mortgage-backed securities. Prior to Fortress Investment Group, he was a Portfolio Manager at ABS credit hedge fund within Bear Stearns Asset Management and J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he traded fixed-income securities and was engaged in asset allocation and hedging analysis. He started his career as an Analyst at Fannie Mae in 2000, where his responsibilities included credit analysis of early subprime securities and risk management. As a member of Fannie Mae’s International Housing Finance Services group, he advised foreign governments and financial institutions in developing robust securitization markets.

Mr. Kulaligil holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Louisiana State University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the R.H. Smith School of Business.