Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Several months after appointing Jim Wiant to establish and lead its US efforts, Copenhagen-based credit asset management boutique Capital Four has made three new hires to add resources to its US investment team and operation functions. Capital Four announced the hiring of Ami Dogra, Joe Sorensen and Aasir Khan, who will be located in the firm’s newly-established New York office.
Ami Dogra and Aasir Khan will join the US Fundamental Credit Research team responsible for specific US sector coverage. As an assistant portfolio manager and lead analyst, Dogra will also support Jim Wiant, portfolio manager and CEO of Capital Four’s US arm, in the security selection and portfolio management process. Joe Sorensen, meanwhile, will be heading up the operations team in his role as Head of Finance & Operations. Capital Four plans to add four additional hires to the US-based team over the coming period.
“We are very excited to be able to welcome Ami, Joe and Aasir onboard.”
“We are very excited to be able to welcome Ami, Joe and Aasir onboard,” Jim Wiant comments on the recent appointments. “They are highly experienced within leverage finance and are a very good cultural fit with the overall organization which is just as important.”
“They are highly experienced within leverage finance and are a very good cultural fit with the overall organization which is just as important.”
Before joining Capital Four, Ami Dogra was most recently a senior sector analyst within the credit investment team of Citadel, focusing on high yield, stressed and distressed credits with a focus on the retail and consumer sectors. Prior to this, she held similar positions at Lodge Hill Capital and BlueMountain, where she spent nearly 11 years. Before that, Dogra was a senior high yield analyst at Seix Advisors and had prior experience with credit research on the sell-side at Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan.
Aasir Khan joins Capital Four from Blue Torch Capital, where he sourced, underwrote, and managed distressed and special situations direct loans as a sector generalist. Prior to Blue Torch, he spent over four years at MidOcean Credit Partners as an investment analyst. Khan began his career as a high yield credit analyst at TIAA Asset Management. Joe Sorensen, meanwhile, brings more than 20 years of industry experience within investment operations, system integration and compliance. Sorensen’s most recent position was as Director at MacKay Shields, where he was responsible for middle and back-office functions with daily oversight responsibility for CLOs and global fixed income strategies. Prior to this, Sorensen spent 14 years at Shenkman Capital Management in various roles.
“The US expansion is a natural evolution of our current investment team and offers our clients access to experienced US investment professionals ‘on the ground.’”
“The US expansion is a natural evolution of our current investment team and offers our clients access to experienced US investment professionals ‘on the ground.’ The US and European team will be working closely together on our global strategies and credit research,” says Sandro Näf, CEO of Capital Four. “Furthermore, Jim and his team will develop capabilities for dedicated US CLO and US High Yield strategies.”