March 8, 2021
Capital Four, a leading independent credit asset management boutique, has named Jim Wiant as Partner to establish and lead the US efforts for the firm. Jim will join Capital Four as CEO of Capital Four US and portfolio manager.
Commenting on Mr. Wiant’s appointment, Sandro Näf, Capital Four’s CEO and co-founder, said: “We are very excited about this strategic initiative. In Jim, we have found a highly respected business leader and accomplished investor with clearly aligned views on investment philosophy and corporate culture. Jim’s success in building and managing leading businesses in US High Yield and CLOs complement Capital Four’s established European Leveraged Finance & Private Debt businesses. Our investors will benefit from the broader insights across credit markets and a deeper local expertise.”
“Developing Capital Four’s US presence is both, a unique opportunity and a big responsibility. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further develop Capital Four’s global investment capabilities and create a strong international footprint,” said Mr. Wiant.
“We have secured significant financial commitments from our ownership base for working capital and seed assets to support this important step in the development of Capital Four,” adds Sandro Näf.
Mr. Wiant is a senior credit investor with 22 years of experience. For the past 12 years, he has built an impressive track record and well-scaled credit business as a senior member of MidOcean Credit Partners. Previously, he worked at Deerfield Capital Management and Golub Capital as a credit investor. He began his career in M&A and corporate strategy for Deutsche Bank and Salomon Smith Barney. Jim graduated from Georgetown School of Business in 1996 and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
About Capital Four
Capital Four is an industry-leading credit asset management boutique rooted in Scandinavian culture. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, the team of 100+ professionals manage €15bn on behalf of a global client base. The firm offers investment solutions within high yield bonds, senior loans, structured credit, multi-asset credit, and Nordic & Northern European private debt.