Senior Management, Portfolio Management and Underwriting, Opportunistic Private Credit

Kyle Asher

Managing Director & Co-Head and Co-Portfolio Manager, Opportunistic Credit

Phone: 312-523-2391


Office Location: Chicago

Joined the team: 2009


  • Northwestern University, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science
  • Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, M.B.A.
  • CFA 40 Under 40 Award Recipient, 2018


  • Calder Capital Partners, Analyst
  • MindShare Capital, Equity Analyst


  • Chicago Association of Private Equity Executives

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Food: Greek

Favorite Movie: The Departed

Full Bio

Kyle Asher is a Managing Director & Co-Head, Opportunistic Private Credit. Mr. Asher is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Monroe Capital’s Opportunistic Private Credit investment vehicles, and also Head of Underwriting & Structuring. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring, and portfolio management, as well as managing the underwriting team. He joined the firm in 2009 and is a member of the Opportunistic Private Credit Fund’s Investment Committee. He serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Asher has over 10 years of investment experience and has led the underwriting of over $2.5 billion of debt and equity transactions, across a variety of opportunistic private credit investments. Prior to Monroe, he was an Analyst with Chicago-based Calder Capital Partners, a direct and fund-of-funds private equity firm partly owned by Goldman Sachs and Ares Capital (formerly Allied Capital), where he performed due diligence on various direct and fund-of-fund investments, sourced transactions and assisted in capital raising. Mr. Asher began his career as an Equity Analyst for MindShare Capital, an institutional money-manager where he focused on the valuation and trading patterns of small-cap growth companies. Mr. Asher earned his M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University and his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Northwestern University.