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

Mr. Asher is a Managing Director, Co-Head and Co-Portfolio Manager of Monroe Capital’s Opportunistic Private Credit investment vehicles. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring, and portfolio management, as well as overseeing the opportunistic business and its team.  As part of the opportunistic business, Mr. Asher co-leads the firms’ investments in real estate, specialty finance and corporate special situations.   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 15 years of investment experience and has led the underwriting of over $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.