James Roche is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Roche heads up the Firm's effort to directly originate private investments for FS Investment Corp, a business development company for which GSO is the investment sub-advisor. Since joining GSO, Mr. Roche has been involved in the research, analysis, and management of investments within the Firm’s collateralized debt portfolios, separate account mandates, and closed-end funds, with an emphasis on special situations investments.
Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Roche was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, where he held similar responsibilities. Mr. Roche has over 20 years of credit and related experience, including credit, structuring, and origination positions at Crédit Agricole Indosuez, Fitch IBCA, Inc., MetLife Capital Corporation, and NationsCredit Commercial Corporation (a unit of Bank of America).
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and completed selected graduate coursework at the Hartford Graduate Center, an affiliate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.