Jerilyn Castillo McAniff
Managing Director and Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Ms. McAniff is a managing director and Oaktree’s Head of Diversity & Inclusion. She has served as co-head of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council since 2017. Ms. McAniff first joined Oaktree’s U.S. High Yield Bond group in 2008, and worked on the Performing Credit team until 2021 as a senior analyst, serving a term as Co-Director of Research. Ms. McAniff is currently a Director of the Board of AltFinance – Investing in Black Futures, a non-profit initiative launched by Oaktree, Ares and Apollo to support students in gaining exposure to alternative investing. She is a co-founder of the Bloomberg Women’s Buyside Network California Chapter, on the ERG steering committee of the Asian American Association of Investment Managers, an Ambassador of Girls Who Invest, and a member of the AIMA Diversity Steering Committee. Ms. McAniff has led training sessions and developed curricula for valuation and M&A training programs for banks and asset management firms, and has taught classes for many universities and non-profit organizations focused on advancing diversity in the investment industry. She has a passion for teaching and co-authored The Practitioner’s Guide to Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance in 2007. Ms. McAniff started her career in the M&A Group at J.P. Morgan. She serves as a director of Hope Street Friends School and is on the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee of the Board of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She received a B.S. degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.