Dr. Lev Borodovsky
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Dr. Lev Borodovsky is an investment professional with over 20 years of experience covering private equity, risk management and operations. Dr. Borodovsky is currently the Chief Risk Officer at Star Mountain Capital, a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle market. Dr. Borodovsky is also currently the Editor of The Daily Shot, a chart-based newsletter covering select global economic and market trends that is now part of The Wall Street Journal, the Co-founder of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and is the co-author of the FRM Certification and the Professional Handbook of Financial Risk Management.
Dr. Borodovsky was a founding team member, Chief Risk Officer and Managing Director of the GSO / Blackstone platform, one of the most successful global credit and loan investing platforms. Dr. Borodovsky was responsible for risk management on all hedge fund trading portfolios, private equity side-pockets, mezzanine and leveraged loan funds, distressed fund, and the CLO assets ($30 billion of assets in total). He also helped manage new fund set-ups and fund/vehicle restructurings across the firm.
Prior to GSO / Blackstone, Dr. Borodovsky was the Head of Risk Management for the Alternative Capital Division at Credit Suisse First Boston (where Star Mountain’s Chairman Brian Finn was the head of the alternatives). Here Dr. Borodovsky was in charge of risk management for the Credit Opportunities Hedge Fund and oversaw risk management and attribution analysis for the CLO business. Prior to that he worked at both Barclays Bank and JP Morgan in their risk management and commodities groups.
Dr. Borodovsky has a BS in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a PhD in Physics from Columbia University.