Marathon Asset Management Appoints Alex Howell to Lead Marathon's European Alternative Credit Business
Marathon Asset Management, L.P. ("Marathon"), a leading global credit investment manager, today announced that Alex Howell has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director and Head of European Alternative Credit, responsible for leading public investments, corporate capital solutions, special situations and direct lending in Europe. In addition, Mr. Howell becomes a member of the firm's Investment Committee.
Mr. Howell joins Marathon after almost 11 years at Blackstone Credit and GSO Capital, where he made numerous investments across the capital structure in its public and private credit strategies. In that time, Mr. Howell's roles included leading the UK geography for Blackstone's private credit strategies across direct lending, capital opportunities and capital solutions. He most recently served as head of opportunistic credit and capital markets for Europe and APAC. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Howell worked at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in mergers and acquisitions and then in fixed income analyzing investments on the firms' credit trading desks.
"As Marathon grows its corporate credit business in Europe, Alex's experience investing across the capital structure in private and public credit, combined with his deep relationships n the advisory, sponsor and banking communities, make him a valuable addition to our leadership team," said Bruce Richards, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our core focus is generating alpha for our clients through differentiated investment opportunities and solutions. Alex's hiring further demonstrates our commitment to that focus."
"I'm excited to join Marathon to help grow the firm's European business and reinforce its position as a leading global credit manager," said Mr. Howell. "The firm's ability to generate alpha across corporate, asset backed and structured credit, combined with its sector expertise in areas such as real estate and life sciences, enable us to offer a suite of creative public and private credit solutions for corporates and sponsors alike."
Marathon's European team utilizes the strength of the firm's 180 professionals across its global credit platform, a franchise that Marathon has built since its founding 25 years ago.
Marathon is a New York-based global investment advisor investing in the public and private credit markets with over $22 billion of capital under management. The firm was founded in 1998 and is managed by Bruce Richards (Co-Founder & CEO) and Louis Hanover (Co-Founder & CIO) and employs more than 180 professionals, with 9 Partners that includes Christine Chartouni, Ed Cong, Jason Friedman, Jeff Jacob, Jamie Raboy, Andy Springer, Gaby Szpigiel. Its corporate headquarters are in New York City, and it has offices in London, Tokyo, Miami, Los Angeles, and Luxembourg. Marathon is a Registered Investment Adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.marathonfund.com.
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