Kevin Lawi

Private Credit Portfolio Manager, Head of Origination 

Kevin Lawi is a Managing Director in the Credit Investments Group. He joined CIG in 2021 to lead the origination and structuring of transactions across the capital structure for Private Credit Opportunities within CIG.

Mr. Lawi was previously a Senior Director in the Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s (PSP) Credit Investments group. Mr. Lawi was a founding member of the team at PSP responsible for building out the firm’s private credit direct investing activities in 2016.  At PSP, Mr. Lawi had senior origination, underwriting, structuring and portfolio management responsibilities for both liquid and illiquid credit strategies across the capital structure including unitranche loans, second lien loans, high yield bonds and structured equity.  He led Credit Investment’s investing activities in the industrial and financial institution industry verticals and represented the firm in Board of Director meetings of portfolio company investments.

Prior to joining PSP, Mr. Lawi was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Leveraged Finance Group.  At Goldman Sachs he was responsible for underwriting and structuring debt financing transactions with leading financial sponsors and sub-investment grade corporates.  He began his career at JPMorgan as a Credit Analyst. Mr. Lawi graduated from Duke University with a J.D./M.B.A. and a B.A. from Columbia College.