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
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.