Akhil Bansal is a Managing Director and Head of Credit Strategic Solutions, an investment strategy that invests in illiquid, structured financings backed by portfolios of assets and investments and Co-Portfolio Manager for Carlyle’s Revolving Loan strategy. In addition, Akhil works closely with Fortitude Re, Carlyle’s strategic insurance investment, to invest in private fixed income and credit on behalf of Fortitude’s balance sheet. Akhil is a member of the Carlyle Structured Solutions Investment Committee and Carlyle Revolving Loan Fund Investment Committee. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Akhil was a Director at KKR, where he worked across the credit asset management, capital markets and balance sheet segments in a variety of projects spanning principal investing, strategy, joint ventures, and other strategic initiatives. Prior to joining KKR, he worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan in a multi-disciplinary role across M&A, leveraged finance and equity and debt capital markets.
Akhil holds Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.
He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.