Marti P. Murray, MBA, CVA
Marti P. Murray is the Founder and President of Murray Analytics. Over the course of a 36 year financial services career, Marti has served in a variety of leadership roles at both investment management firms and financial advisory firms. She was the Founder, President, and Portfolio Manager of Murray Capital Management, a distressed debt focused hedge fund firm that she led from 1995-2008. Clients included Fortune 500 pension funds, university endowments, private foundations, family offices, fund of funds, and high net worth individuals. While at Murray Capital, Marti took an active leadership role in numerous high profile restructurings and litigations, serving on Official Creditors Committees including for Dow Corning, Werner Ladder, and Global Power Equipment, pursuing legal remedies to protect and enhance creditor recoveries including against Owens Illinois, Exide, Loral, Asarco, Foamex, and Satmex. The distressed debt business of Murray Capital was acquired by Babson Capital in April 2008. Immediately prior to founding Murray Analytics, Marti was Senior Managing Director at Goldin Associates, where she served as team leader on a variety of complex financial advisory, litigation support, and valuation matters, including Fletcher International, The Dolan Company, Pulse Electronics, and a major casino industry engagement.
Ms. Murray taught as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business from 2001-2013. She has taught courses on Bankruptcy and Distressed Debt Investing, as well as on Equity Analysis/Valuation. She has, from time to time, co-taught the Bankruptcy and Distressed Debt Investing course with Professor Edward Altman, who holds the Max L. Heine Chair in Finance. Ms. Murray was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Prize at the Stern School of Business and also received an Excellence in Teaching award. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Academic Relations Committee for the Turnaround Management Association.
She has been a frequent speaker at investor conferences worldwide on the topics of distressed debt and activist investing, including most recently at VALCON 2018. She is the author of “Notes from the Road: The Bankruptcy Cases Everyone is Talking About and the Issues that Make Them Controversial,” published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. She was also a contributing author to the first edition of Managing Hedge Fund Risk: From the Practitioner’s Perspective, edited by Virginia Reynolds Parker, published in 2001. Additionally, Ms. Murray has served on the Board of Directors of multiple companies and investment vehicles, including Edcon, PIMCO Income Strategy Fund and PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II, and California Coastal Communities.
Ms. Murray received an Executive M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business in 1986, and received a B.A. in International Relations and Chinese from Colgate University in 1981. She holds the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst, awarded by the National Associate of Certified Valuators and Analysts. She is a full member of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER). Ms. Murray is an IMS ExpertServices EliteXpert, which is an invitation-only membership granted to experts identified by IMS, a leading expert witness search firm.