||James M. Didden, Jr.
James M. Didden, Jr. is a Senior Advisor of GSO Capital Partners.
Mr. Didden was one of the original Partners at the time of GSO’s founding in 2005. GSO was acquired by Blackstone in 2008. From 2005-2009 he served on the Investment Committee of various strategies within GSO and later served in a leadership role in GSO’s Customized Credit Strategies unit.
Before joining GSO Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Didden was a Managing Director in High Yield Sales & Trading at Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Didden was a Partner at J. & W. Seligman, serving as Portfolio Manager and Head Trader for the firm’s multi-billion dollar High Yield Portfolio. During his tenure at J. & W. Seligman, Mr. Didden served as a member of numerous creditor committees in connection with restructuring transactions. Before joining J. & W. Seligman, Mr. Didden practiced Corporate Tax Law at Kelley, Drye & Warren, where he worked on numerous leveraged finance transactions.
Mr. Didden received a Masters in Tax Law from the New York University School of Law, a JD, cum laude, from American University Law School and a BA from Boston College.