Michael Altberg, Senior Director, manages S&P Global Rating's U.S. Telecom, Cable & Leisure teams, with coverage of over $1 trillion in debt and responsibilities for portfolio ratings performance, analytics and client management.
Michael is co-chair of S&P's North America Analytical Oversight Council, a committee tasked with monitoring ratings performance and analytical consistency across sectors. He has led S&P's research and external outreach on topics such as U.S. Tax Reform and 'BBB' transition risk, and has co-authored some of S&P's main criteria for rating nonfinancial corporate issuers.
He holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Yale University.
Anthony P. Canale, J.D., Global Head of Research, Covenant Review
Anthony P. Canale, J.D. is Covenant Review’s Global Head of Research. He graduated from Columbia University cum laude in 1994 and from the University of Texas at Austin Law School with honors in 1997. He began his career as corporate finance attorney with Latham & Watkins and represented both issuers and underwriters in high yield debt offerings. Following that, he joined Vinson & Elkins where he represented private equity firms in negotiating LBOs and related financing. Subsequently, he became an in-house attorney, serving as Senior Counsel for broadband provider Wayport, Inc. and following that, he served as General Counsel for the publicly traded company Debt Resolve. He joined Covenant Review in 2007. He served as Head of High Yield Research from 2012 through 2018, and was named Global Head of Research in May of 2017. As Global Head of Research, he oversees all of Covenant Review’s various research product offerings. In addition, he has written research on hundreds of high yield issuers, including extensive research on some of the most widely-followed names such as Windstream, Neiman Marcus, iHeartCommunications, Caesars, Bausch Health, and Claire’s Stores. He has been quoted and/or published in publications such as Barron's, Bloomberg, the New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He regularly lectures on covenant issues to investment professionals and other attorneys.