CIFC Asset Management LLC, an alternative credit specialist serving institutional investors globally with over $40 billion in assets under management, has hired Anna Kunz as a managing director in its investor solutions group.

In this role, Kunz will work to cultivate relationships with current and prospective clients and support capital-raising efforts across CIFC’s credit platform. She brings 17 years of experience working in the financial markets. Most recently, she served as the head of business development at BlockTower Capital where she was responsible for all aspects of global fundraising to institutional investors. Prior to joining BlockTower, she was a managing director and head of business development and marketing at Silverpeak Credit Partners, and before that, was the director of marketing at Diker Capital. Kunz began her career in the fixed-income and rates businesses at Merrill Lynch and Nomura Securities.

“We are pleased to welcome Anna to CIFC, where her deep, established network, highly respected reputation among the family office community, and strong technical ability across multiple alternative asset classes will complement and extend our business development efforts,” says Steve Vaccaro, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of CIFC.