Mr. Rauch has 34 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Emerging Markets Fund, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II 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 Accel, Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, San Luis, Satmex, SIDEK, Synkro, 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.