Lauren Basmadjian

Lauren Basmadjian is a Managing Director, Global Head of Liquid Credit within Carlyle’s Global Credit platform and CEO of CCIF, Carlyle’s Closed End Fund focused on investing on equity and junior debt tranches of CLOs . She is based in New York and sits on the firm's Liquid and Private Investment Committees.

Ms. Basmadjian joined the Carlyle Group in 2020 after 19 years at Octagon Credit Investors, where she was a Senior Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Ms. Basmadjian managed Octagon's workout efforts and oversaw the leisure & entertainment, retail, consumer products, business services, food & beverage, and technology industries. 

She graduated Cum Laude from the Stern School of Business at New York University with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.