SOURCE: Orchard Global Asset Management

Orchard Global Asset Management

June 05, 2015 00:00 ET

Orchard Global Asset Management Announces New Appointments

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - June 05, 2015) - Orchard Global Asset Management ("OGAM") today announces John R. Young's appointment as Deputy Chief Investment Officer. John has been a Senior Portfolio Manager with OGAM having joined the firm in 2010 after leaving Merrill Lynch & Co where he ran structured illiquid credit trading in the London office. John will continue reporting to Gary Wee, Chairman and CIO.

The firm also announces the appointment of Brian Manley as an Assistant Portfolio Manager with trading and portfolio management responsibilities for OGAM's group of funds and managed accounts. Brian joined OGAM in 2011 from Abu Dhabi Investment Counsel where he was an assistant portfolio manager with the special situations group and has been working in OGAM's structuring team on transactions in bank regulatory capital, direct lending and other credit assets.

"These appointments strengthen OGAM's portfolio management team in-line with the firm's growth and development. John has proven his talent and abilities by delivering superior transactions and performance for our investor base since joining the firm and is universally well-regarded for his investing acumen," said Gary Wee, Chairman and CIO of OGAM. He added, "Brian Manley has developed into a first rate structured credit professional and will enhance the portfolio management team's ability to allocate capital."

Paul Horvath, Group Chief Executive Officer for OGAM said, "the growth of Orchard is leading the firm into new opportunities in ways that differentiate OGAM as a manager in the credit space, including our partnership with financial institutions in the direct lending world. These opportunities require an increasingly sophisticated portfolio management team and the firm will continue to add talent to its professional investment roster such as the recent addition of Adrian Chopin to portfolio management."

Orchard Global Asset Management is a leading alternatives asset manager focused on structured credit, direct lending and opportunistic fixed income investments. We seek to generate superior risk-adjusted returns through market cycles, with a strong emphasis on capital preservation. With headquarters in Singapore and offices in London and Toronto, and a global client base, we are able to source attractive investment opportunities around the world. Our portfolios include specific strategies and relative value credit opportunities wherein we seek to optimize market inefficiencies. We are a market leader in providing financial solutions and capital to global banks and financial institutions.

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