||James M. Didden, Jr.
Senior Managing Director
James M. Didden, Jr. is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group. Along with Matt Quigley and Dan Smith, he oversees GSO’s Customized Credit Strategies unit. In addition, Mr. Didden has portfolio management responsibility for GSO’s Commingled Credit Funds and Separately Managed Accounts. He sits on several GSO Investment Committees.
Before joining GSO Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Didden was a Managing Director in High Yield Sales & Trading at Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Didden was a Partner at J. & W. Seligman, serving as Portfolio Manager and Head Trader for the firm’s multi-billion dollar High Yield Portfolio. During his tenure at J. & W. Seligman, Mr. Didden served as a member of numerous creditor committees in connection with restructuring transactions. Before joining J. & W. Seligman, Mr. Didden practiced Corporate Tax Law at Kelley, Drye & Warren where he worked on numerous leveraged finance transactions.
Mr. Didden received a Masters in Tax Law from the New York University School of Law, a JD, cum laude, from American University Law School and a BA from Boston College.