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SuperReturn Private Credit US
September 12 - 13, 2022
The WestinNew York Time Square

Evan Carruthers
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Castlelake


Mr. Carruthers co-founded Castlelake in 2005, in partnership with managing partner and CEO, Rory O’Neill. As managing partner and chief investment officer, Mr. Carruthers is responsible for setting the firm’s global investment strategy and activities across all asset classes, guiding the firm’s relationship-driven approach and overseeing all investment teams at Castlelake. Mr. Carruthers also serves as chair of Castlelake’s Investment Review Committee.

Mr. Carruthers has deep sector expertise, spanning back to the year 2000. Under his guidance, Castlelake has invested capital in 68 countries across multiple industries. Mr. Carruthers has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s asset- and credit-based investment activities, including the development of its differentiated aviation platform.

Prior to co-founding Castlelake, Mr. Carruthers was an investment manager with CVI, responsible for corporate and asset-based investments in North America and the development of Cargill’s global aircraft investing business. Prior to joining CVI, Mr. Carruthers worked in several capacities at Piper Jaffray. Mr. Carruthers received his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in business administration, with a specialty in finance. Mr. Carruthers sits on the Board of Directors for each of Castlelake’s aircraft securitizations. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Brazilian renewable energy platform Ibitu Energia , publicly listed companies Five Point Holdings, LLC, the largest owner and developer of mixed-use, master-planned communities in coastal California, and Aedas Homes, S.A.U., one of the largest homebuilders in Spain. Mr. Carruthers also serves in leadership roles at various nonprofit organizations focused on wildlife conservancy, including the Board of Directors of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and the Guides Trust Foundation, and on the National Fundraising Committee of Pheasants Forever. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote interview: a private credit approach to real assets