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Total assets, with respect to the structured product portfolios, such as CLOs, include the effects of leverage and available capital to invest. With respect to managed funds and accounts that have “private equity” type terms, assets under management include investors’ committed capital until such time as the applicable investment period has terminated.
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GoldenTree defines a distressed asset as an investment in the debt or equity of an issuer that, for reasons that may include operational, financial or market-related stress, has seen its value decline to a level that in its analysis was materially below the fundamental value of the asset. For debt investments this typically includes securities trading at 75 cents on the dollar or below.
A structured product is a securitization of financial debt instruments ranging from high yield bank loans, student loans, commercial real estate, residential mortgages, auto loans, credit card receivables, trust preferred notes, emerging market debt.
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The information on this website is issued in the United Kingdom by GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP (“we”, “us” and “our”). GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom (the “FCA”). The funds whose details are featured on the website (the “Funds”) are unregulated collective investment schemes for the purposes of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”). This website may make reference to a number of other GoldenTree entities, including Golden Tree Asset Management, L.P (“Other Entities”). Activities carried on by, and the services provided by, Other Entities are not authorised or regulated by the FCA.
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Investments in hedge funds such as the Funds are speculative and involve a high degree of risk. Investors could lose their entire investment. We neither provide investment advice to, nor receive and transmit orders from, investors in any Fund, nor do we carry on any other activities with or for such investors that constitute "MiFID or equivalent third country business" for the purposes of the FCA Rules. It is the responsibility of all persons under whose control or into whose possession the materials on this website come, to inform themselves about and to ensure observance of all applicable provisions of the FSMA in respect of anything done in relation to the Funds referenced herein, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.
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Under Rule 2.2.3R of the FCA's Conduct of Business Sourcebook, GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP (the "Firm") is required to include on this website a disclosure about the nature of its commitment to the UK Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code (the "Code") or, where it does not commit to the Code, its alternative investment strategy. The Code is a voluntary code and sets out a number of principles relating to engagement by investors with UK equity issuers. Investors that commit to the Code can either comply with it in full or choose not to comply with aspects of the Code, in which case they are required to explain their non compliance.
GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP is an absolute return investor focusing on multiple investment strategies with an emphasis on high yield credit. While the Firm may invest in global equities, including UK equities, it is not a significant element in its investment strategies. While the Code is relevant to some aspects of the Firm's trading, and the Firm generally supports the objectives that underlie the Code, GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP has chosen not to commit to the Code. The Firm invests in a variety of asset classes and in a variety of jurisdictions across Europe. The approach of the Firm in relation to engagement with issuers and their management are determined globally, on a group wide basis. The Firm, along with its U.S. affiliate, takes a global approach to engagement with issuers and their management in all of the jurisdictions in which it invests and, consequently, does not consider it appropriate to commit to any particular voluntary code of practice relating to any individual jurisdiction.
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You provide us with personal information, such as your address, social security number, assets and/or income information, (i) in the Subscription Agreement and related documents, (ii) in correspondence and conversations with the our representatives and (iii) through transactions with or through us.
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Steven A. Tananbaum
Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Executive Committee Member
Steven Tananbaum is Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of GoldenTree Asset Management, overseeing the firm’s investments across all fund offerings. In addition, Mr. Tananbaum is a Lead Portfolio Manager for GoldenTree Loan Management. Mr. Tananbaum chairs GoldenTree Asset Management’s Executive Committee and is a member of the Risk Committee. A veteran of the credit markets with over 25 years of investing experience, Mr. Tananbaum founded GoldenTree in 2000 and was instrumental in building the firm into an organization that is highly regarded for its investment process and partnership culture. Known for its focus on fundamental and relative value analysis, GoldenTree has produced strong competitive returns across product lines since its inception. The firm has grown into an organization of 28 partners, over 220 employees and over $24 billion of assets under management. Prior to forming GoldenTree, Mr. Tananbaum spent over a decade at MacKay Shields, serving as head of its high yield group beginning on June 1, 1991. Under Mr. Tananbaum’s leadership, MacKay Shields’ high yield mutual funds were rated in the top 5% by Lipper from June 1, 1991 through December 31, 1999. He also founded and served as lead portfolio manager of the firm’s hedge fund business. Prior to joining MacKay Shields, Mr. Tananbaum worked primarily on high yield and merger & acquisition transactions in the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. He is a graduate of Vassar College with a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Tananbaum is a CFA charter holder and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
President, Partner & Executive
Robert Matza is a Partner and President of GoldenTree Asset Management. In addition, Mr. Matza is a member of GoldenTree’s Executive Committee. Mr. Matza manages GoldenTree’s Business Management infrastructure, which provides operational and infrastructure support to GoldenTree’s investment products and client franchise. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Matza was President and Chief Operating Officer of Neuberger Berman, Inc., as well as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Lehman Brothers’ Management and Investment Committees. Previously, in 1996, he joined Travelers Group as its Treasurer and became Deputy Treasurer of Citigroup after Travelers and Citicorp merged in 1998. While at Citigroup, he was on the Finance, Investment and Merger & Acquisition Committees. Before joining Travelers, Mr. Matza spent 16 years with Lehman Brothers and its predecessor companies, where he last served as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Operating and Investment Committees. He began his career at Coopers and Lybrand on the audit staff. Mr. Matza is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and the Board of the Center for Institutional Investment Management of the University at Albany’s School of Business. Mr. Matza earned his B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, his M.B.A in Finance from New York University and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Partner & Executive Committee Member
Steven Shapiro is a Founding Partner at GoldenTree Asset Management and is a member of GoldenTree’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Shapiro was a Managing Director in the High Yield Group at CIBC World Markets, where he headed Media and Telecommunications Research. Prior to its acquisition by CIBC in 1995, Mr. Shapiro was a research analyst with The Argosy Group, a high yield investment-banking boutique in New York. Before joining Argosy, Mr. Shapiro was a bankruptcy attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York. Mr. Shapiro is a member of the board of various not-for-profit entities including the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also President of the Board of Trustees of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York. Mr. Shapiro is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Senior Editor of the Labor Law Journal. He graduated with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences with a major in Modern Diplomatic History and was a member of the History Honor Society.
Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner & Executive Committee Member
Joseph Naggar is a Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Structured Products at GoldenTree Asset Management. In addition, Mr. Naggar is a Senior Portfolio Manager at GoldenTree Loan Management. Mr. Naggar is a member of GoldenTree Asset Management’s Executive Committee and chairs the firm’s Risk Committee. GoldenTree expanded its investing efforts in Structured Products in 2007 with the hiring of Mr. Naggar, who has been instrumental in building the firm’s structured products investment team. Under Mr. Naggar’s direction, GoldenTree built highly sophisticated, proprietary systems to analyze opportunities in structured products, which integrate the firm’s proprietary knowledge of single name credits into the analysis of structured products investments. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Naggar was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in its Global Fixed Income Division and Global Principal Credit Group. Mr. Naggar serves on the advisory board of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. He holds an M.B.A from the MIT Sloan School of Business with a concentration in Financial Engineering and a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University in Mechanical Engineering through the University Scholars program.
Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner & Executive Committee Member
Lee Kruter is a Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of the firm’s Value Fund Strategy that has a track record spanning over 15 years and has consistently ranked in the top decile of its peer group. In addition, Mr. Kruter is a Lead Portfolio Manager for GoldenTree Loan Management. Mr. Kruter is a member of GoldenTree Asset Management’s Executive Committee and the firm's Risk Committee. Mr. Kruter’s leadership has been instrumental in the performance and growth of the firm’s long only offerings including our Value, Loan and Multi-Sector strategies. Mr. Kruter’s current responsibilities at GoldenTree also include covering investments across the firm in the services, lodging and healthcare industries. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Kruter was a Vice President at Credit Suisse and spent seven years in the Leveraged Finance Research group, where he was responsible for the healthcare and services sectors. During his time at Credit Suisse, Mr. Kruter also covered various other sectors including metals & mining and wireless & wireline telecommunications. Mr. Kruter holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Mr. Kruter is also a CFA charterholder.
Frederick S. Haddad
Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner & Executive Committee Member
Fred Haddad is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at GoldenTree Asset Management. In addition, Mr. Haddad is a Senior Portfolio Manager at GoldenTree Loan Management. Mr. Haddad is a member of GoldenTree Asset Management’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Haddad was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada from 1997 to 1999, where he established and managed Royal Bank’s U.S. leveraged finance business, which included a portfolio of high yield bank loans. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Haddad was a Senior Vice President with Credit Lyonnais, USA (now Credit Agricole), where he managed the Leveraged Finance, Loan Trading, Loan Syndication, and Asset Recovery groups. He was responsible for broadly diversified, sub-investment grade loan portfolios as well as numerous private equity investments. Mr. Haddad began his banking career in 1974 with the Irving Trust Company (which merged with the Bank of New York in 1989) where he founded Irving’s Corporate Finance Department, which he ran until 1990. Mr. Haddad received an A.B. degree in Economics and English from Lafayette College and an M.B.A degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Head of Business Development, Partner & Executive Committee Member
Kathy Sutherland is a Partner and Head of Business Development at GoldenTree Asset Management. In addition, Ms. Sutherland is a member of GoldenTree’s Executive Committee. Ms. Sutherland oversees the firm’s global Business Development effort located in New York, London and Singapore. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Ms. Sutherland was a Managing Director at JP Morgan where she was responsible for Fund and Structured Product Distribution across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia from 2005 to 2008. During that period, JPMorgan became recognized as a leading Fund and Structured Product franchise, advising many of the most important asset managers and investors globally. In her 12 years at JP Morgan, Ms. Sutherland held several management positions across Portfolio Management, Structured Credit and High Yield including Senior US CLO Structurer, Co-Head of European Secondary Loan Trading, Head of High Yield Credit Derivatives Marketing, and Global Head of Structured Syndicate. Ms. Sutherland graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Chemistry and specialization in Biochemistry.
Pierre de Chillaz
Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner & Executive Committee Member
Pierre de Chillaz is a Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of European Investments at GoldenTree Asset Management. In addition, Mr. de Chillaz is a member of GoldenTree’s Executive Committee. GoldenTree has been investing in Europe for 15 years and has had a local presence in Europe for over a decade. Mr. de Chillaz leadership over the last decade has contributed to significant growth of the firm’s presence and recognition in the European credit markets. In Europe, the firm is active across a broad array of opportunities including distressed, senior secured, structured products and special situations. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. de Chillaz worked in investment banking for Bank of America Securities. Mr. de Chillaz earned his B.A. from Paris Dauphine University and received a Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.
Ted S. Lodge
Global Head of Restructurings and Turnarounds, Partner & Executive Committee Member
Ted Lodge is a Partner and Global Head of Restructurings and Turnarounds at GoldenTree Asset Management. In addition, Mr. Lodge is a member of GoldenTree’s Executive Committee. Mr. Lodge has extensive operational, financial and legal experience, and has worked in a broad array of industries, including media and telecommunications, oil and gas, manufacturing, distribution, travel and leisure and financial services. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Lodge spearheaded restructurings and turnarounds of businesses in his capacities as Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman or President, and served on numerous Boards of Directors. Mr. Lodge is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of Comparative Business and Capital Markets Law Journal. In addition, Mr. Lodge earned a Master of Science degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics. Mr. Lodge holds an A.B. in Political Economy (Magna Cum Laude) from Brown University. Mr. Lodge participated as a panelist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Inaugural Restructuring Conference, and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and National Association of Corporate Directors.