Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Copenhagen-based sub-investment credit manager Capital Four Management has appointed Jim Wiant as Partner to establish and lead the firm’s U.S. efforts. Wiant, who will serve as the CEO of Capital Four’s U.S. arm and portfolio manager, is joining Capital Four from MidOcean Partners, a New York-based alternative asset manager specializing in private equity and alternative credit investments.
Wiant is a senior credit investor with 22 years of experience, having built a well-scaled credit business for the past 12 years as a senior member of MidOcean Credit Partners. He has been overseeing MidOcean’s collateralized loan obligation (CLO) business and has served as a portfolio manager for certain customized opportunistic credit strategies. Before joining MidOcean Credit Partners as a founder at its inception in 2009, Wiant was a Senior Vice President at Deerfield Capital Management, where he helped build and manage Deerfield’s alternative credit investment portfolio and was responsible for deal origination, diligence and portfolio management of both senior secured and unsecured debt investments. Prior to joining Deerfield, Wiant spent three years as a Vice President at Golub Capital, where he was responsible for originating and underwriting debt investments. He began his career in M&A and corporate strategy for Deutsche Bank and Salomon Smith Barney.
“We are very excited about this strategic initiative. In Jim, we have found a highly respected business leader and accomplished investor with clearly aligned views on investment philosophy and corporate culture.”
“We are very excited about this strategic initiative. In Jim, we have found a highly respected business leader and accomplished investor with clearly aligned views on investment philosophy and corporate culture,” Sandro Näf, Capital Four’s CEO and co-founder, comments on Wiant’s appointment. “Jim’s success in building and managing leading businesses in US High Yield and CLOs complement Capital Four’s established European Leveraged Finance & Private Debt businesses,” he adds. “Our investors will benefit from the broader insights across credit markets and a deeper local expertise.”
“Developing Capital Four’s US presence is both, a unique opportunity and a big responsibility.”
“Developing Capital Four’s US presence is both, a unique opportunity and a big responsibility,” Wiant comments on joining Capital Four to lead the firm’s U.S. efforts. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further develop Capital Four’s global investment capabilities and create a strong international footprint.” According to “Sandro Näf, “we have secured significant financial commitments from our ownership base for working capital and seed assets to support this important step in the development of Capital Four.”