Mr. Rauch has 35 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank’s Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.