Non-Executive Board Member
Ellen serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of directors of Advance Global Capital. She is a high yield portfolio manager at Barksdale Investment management, a boutique, majority women-owned, institutional fixed income management firm. She has two decades of high yield research, analysis, and portfolio management experience. Prior to joining Barksdale in 2013, Ms. Carr was a high yield bond analyst and portfolio manager at The Capital Group/American Funds from 1999-2012, where she was responsible for $4 billion AUM across Capital’s high yield strategies, including a sleeve of its flagship high yield bond fund (ticker AHITX).
Ms. Carr is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, where she teaches courses on the credit cycle and cash flow forecasting.
Ms. Carr is also a writer. She co-authored a book on gender diversity in investment management (Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management). She is an occasional contributor to the Financial Times, and a frequent speaker on gender diversity in investment management.
Ms. Carr received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kapp) from Harvard College. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Ms. Carr lives with her son in Asheville, NC. She is active in her community, serving on the boards of the National Public Radio (NPR) Foundation, her local NPR affiliate (Blue Ridge Public Radio), the University of North Carolina Asheville Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Western NC. Ms. Carr also manages a family foundation (carrfamilyfoundation.org) which awards college scholarships in rural communities.