Gates Capital Management is a New York–based hedge fund that was founded in 1996 by Jeffrey Gates, who currently serves as President and Portfolio Manager. After obtaining a BS in finance from Kansas State University in 1984, Gates started working as a high yield bond research analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Company. In 1988, Gates graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA and started working at Schroder, again as a high yield bond research analyst. Between 1990 and 1995, Gates worked as a high yield salesperson at Schroder & Co., and between 1995 and 1996 he served as a Director at the same company. Throughout his 25+ years of career, Gates specialized mainly in high yield bond research. Jeffrey Gates is an event-driven investor who seeks to identify “dislocation events” at public companies which are creating cash flow and sustainable value. It expresses its views through both debt and equity investments.