Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Copenhagen-headquartered credit manager Capital Four has announced the hiring of four additional team members in New York in an effort to further strengthen its US investment capabilities. The latest round of hires brings Capital Four’s US team to a total of eight professionals.
In early March this year, the sub-investment credit manager appointed Jim Wiant as Partner and the CEO of its US arm to establish and lead the firm’s US efforts. Capital Four announced three additional hires in July, adding resources to its investment team and operation functions. In the latest round of hires, Austin Nelson, Anthony Han and Adam Wueger will join Capital Four’s US Fundamental Credit Research team responsible for specific sector coverage, while Brian Walsh will be heading up the US Business Development and Client Relations team.
“We now have a very capable US based leverage finance team with local operations and client functions and can tap into the existing infrastructure and resources of Capital Four’s well-established $18bn credit platform.”
“We are very excited to have Austin, Anthony, Adam and Brian join the existing team,” Jim Wiant comments on the recent appointments. “We now have a very capable US based leverage finance team with local operations and client functions and can tap into the existing infrastructure and resources of Capital Four’s well-established $18bn credit platform,” he adds. “Jim has attracted an outstanding team of proven professionals which complement our European team and share our corporate culture,” comments Sandro Näf, Capital Four’s CEO and Co-Founder. “We are excited to introduce our expanded investment platform to our clients and look forward to further grow our presence globally in the coming years.”
“Jim has attracted an outstanding team of proven professionals which complement our European team and share our corporate culture.”
Austin Nelson brings more than 12 years of research experience as a research analyst. Before joining Capital Four, Nelson was a senior high yield credit analyst at AIG Asset Management. With over 11 years of industry experience, Anthony Han joins Capital Four from Benefit Street Partners, where he was a fundamental high yield and loan sector analyst. Prior to this, he covered high yield and investment-grade credit at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Adam Wueger joins Capital Four from Angelo, Gordon & Co., where he covered the technology and software sector across performing and distressed credits. He previously held similar roles at HPS Investment Partners and Angel Island Capital Management and has more than 11 years of industry experience. Brian Walsh, who has more than 25 years of experience within credit, hedge funds and alternatives servicing clients and consultants and raising capital with US institutional investors, will be responsible for US Business Development and Client Relations. He joins Capital Four from Avenue Capital Group and previously held senior roles at K2 Advisors and Commonfund Asset Management, among others.