Najib Canaan

PROFESSIONAL

Prior to founding Marinus Capital Advisors (May 2009), Mr. Canaan was a Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance at GSO Capital, a Blackstone Group affiliate.  Previously, he established and managed the Structured Products Trading Group at Brevan Howard, USA (2007).  Mr. Canaan was Executive Managing Director and Co-Head of International Markets at Nomura Securities International (2003-2006) and Co-Head of Fixed Income (Europe) for Nomura International PLC (2001-2003) where he oversaw a traditional fixed income, asset-backed, and real estate balance sheet in excess of $100 billion.  He was a member of the Global Fixed Income Management Committee and served on the Operating Board of the US Broker/Dealer entity.  Prior to Nomura, Mr. Canaan was a Managing Director and Principal with Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (1988-2001), where he established the Special Situations Group, a unit focused on the acquisition, work-out, and disposition of distressed residential real estate assets (loans and bonds).

EDUCATION

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Masters of Engineering Degree (Acheson Scholar) in Nuclear Engineering – School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Member, Cornell University Council
  • Board Member, Epsilon Association, Cornell University
  • Member, President’s Circle, Cornell University
  • Executive Board Member, The Bond Market Association (past)
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