Doug Burnaford is Co-Chair of the Global Fund Finance Group. He regularly advises asset managers, business development companies, alternative lenders, and other institutional investment firms on complex financing transactions, including fund financings and asset-backed lending facilities.

Mr. Burnaford counsels clients in all aspects of their financing needs, including:

  • Fund financings
  • Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs)
  • Direct lending and origination platforms
  • Asset securitizations
  • General corporate credit facilities
  • Joint venture formation and financings
  • Middle market and broadly syndicated lending facilities
  • Separately managed accounts (SMAs)
  • SPV and ABL facilities
  • NAV facilities

Mr. Burnaford draws on a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses as well as in-depth industry and product knowledge to provide strategic guidance tailored to achieve each clients’ long-term goals.

Mr. Burnaford represents a variety of industry-leading financial institutions, including:

  • Ares Management and Ares Capital Corporation
  • Beach Point Capital
  • Carlyle Group
  • Clearlake Capital Group
  • DoubleLine Capital
  • HPS Investment Partners
  • Ivy Hill Asset Management
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Onex Credit Partners
  • SLR Capital

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2006
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1998
    magna cum laude