AboutWILLIAM F. MAXWELL is a professor of fi nance. He holds the Rauscher Chair of Financial Investments at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, and he has held professorships at the University of Arizona, Texas Tech, and Georgetown. Maxwell is the author of numerous articles for academic journals and is the coauthor of High-Yield Bonds. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
MARK R. SHENKMAN is President and Chief Investment Offi cer of Shenkman Capital Management, Inc., one of the world's largest high-yield money management firms. Shenkman has held major high-yield bond positions since 1977 at First Investors Asset Management, Lehman Brothers, and Fidelity Management and Research. He is also the coauthor of High-Yield Bonds. Shenkman lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.