Public Credit Strategy Team

Matthew Maloney, CFA

Partner

Head of Public Credit
21 Years Experience | Located in Greenwich

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Mr. Maloney has over 21 years of trading and portfolio management experience in emerging markets. He is Head of Public Credit charged with managing Gramercy’s public credit portfolios. Specifically, he oversees a team that sources and analyzes corporate, sovereign, distressed, high yield and liquid bonds and loans across the platform. Mr. Maloney also manages Gramercy’s centralized trading desk which spans distressed to performing credit and is responsible for the formulation of Gramercy’s dynamic hedging program. He is a member of the Credit Investment Committee and the Global Research Committee. Mr. Maloney reports to Robert Koenigsberger, Chief Investment Officer. He is also a member of Gramercy’s Management Team.

Prior to joining Gramercy in 2014, Mr. Maloney worked for 10 years as an emerging markets trader at Credit Suisse in the Fixed Income Division. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Maloney was employed by Maloney Commodity Services (MCS) where he helped launch an absolute return hedge fund affiliated with State Street Global Finance.

Mr. Maloney received a MA in Economics and International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in History from the College of the Holy Cross. Additionally, Mr. Maloney is a CFA Charterholder.

Philip Meier

Managing Director

Head of EM Debt, Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager
14 Years Experience | Located in London

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Mr. Meier brings more than 14 years of investment experience to Gramercy. He is Head of EM Debt and Portfolio Manager of Gramercy’s Multi-Asset Strategy. Based out of the London office, Mr. Meier is also an integral part of expanding the firm’s coverage of CEEMEA and Asia and serves as a member of Gramercy’s Credit Investment Committee, Global Research Committee and Top-Down View Group.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Meier spent nearly five years at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) where he was a senior member of the Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Management Team. Mr. Meier was instrumental in developing LGIM’s emerging markets credit capabilities from inception, which grew to nearly $2 billion in dedicated funds during his tenure. Mr. Meier was the Co-Portfolio Manager of the L&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund, L&G Emerging Markets Short Duration Bond Fund and LGIM’s Emerging Markets Debt Absolute Return Strategy. The former two funds generated significant alpha in the 1, 3 and inception to date categories, and the Absolute Return Strategy had a Sharpe Ratio of 2 during his nearly 4 year management.

In addition to LGIM, Mr. Meier’s emerging markets credit experience includes time with AXA Investment Managers as Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income, in London. He began his emerging markets credit investing career with Deutsche Asset Management in Frankfurt.

Mr. Meier graduated from the European Business School in Germany and holds an MBA-equivalent (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) in Finance & Banking.

Belinda Hill, CFA

Managing Director | Portfolio Manager

Public Credit
19 Years Exp. | Located in Greenwich

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Ms. Hill has 19 years of investment and research experience in emerging markets. She is a Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy’s long-only EMD strategies. Ms. Hill also serves as a member of the Investment Committee and participates on the firm’s weekly top down and bottom up meetings.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Ms. Hill spent three years as an Emerging Markets Analyst at Apollo Global Management. At Apollo, she analyzed sovereign, quasi-sovereign, and corporate issuers across all sectors and was also responsible for sourcing and evaluating new strategic initiatives and private opportunities. Prior to Apollo, Ms. Hill worked at Schroders Investment Management for two years as an Emerging Markets Corporate Credit Analyst. There she conducted fundamental research on investment grade and high yield credit across all sectors. She also provided various portfolio managers with value-add actionable trading recommendations for Latin America based on fundamental and relative value analysis. Ms. Hill also worked at HPP, PepsiCo and Credit Suisse.

Ms. Hill received her BA in Business Administration from Georgetown University where she graduated Cum Laude. Additionally, Ms. Hill is a CFA Charterholder.

Juan Ocampo

senior vice president | deputy portfolio manager & Research Analyst

Region: LatAm
Focus: Oil & Gas, Utility
7 Years Exp. | Located in Greenwich

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Mr. Ocampo joined Gramercy in February 2019 with 7 years of industry experience. At Gramercy, Mr. Ocampo is responsible for a wide range of research analytics, working closely with the Credit, Capital Solutions and Special Situations teams. In his role he assists with all aspects of research analysis including: due diligence, underwriting, collaborating new ideas to the Research Committee, and serving as an asset manager for portfolio positions.

Prior to Gramercy, Mr. Ocampo spent four and a half years at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Associate specializing in Latin American Debt Capital Markets. He focused on debt underwriting practice for all high yield and investment grade local and international bonds and loans in Latin America. Mr. Ocampo’s group led all aspects of the deal process, including debt financing advisory, credit restructuring, documentation, underwriting, syndication and pricing.

Mr. Ocampo received a BA in Economics and Mathematics with a concentration in Philosophy from Columbia University.

Tolu Alamutu, CFA

senior vice president | Research Analyst

Region: Global
Focus: Financials
19 Years Exp. | Located in London

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Ms. Alamutu joined Gramercy in June 2020. At Gramercy, she will be responsible for expanding the firm’s research coverage and trade idea generation in the financials sector. Based out of the London Office, Ms. Alamautu’s experience and deep knowledge covering financials in CEEMEA is integral. She will be applying her successful approach to credit research globally, including Asia and Latin America. Ms. Alamutu participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Ms. Alamutu was at Tellimer (formerly Exotix) as a Credit Research Analyst from 2016. In this capacity she has led the coverage of CEEMEA financials research. Prior to Tellimer, she was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch leading the CEEMEA Corporate Credit Research team where she covered 50 banks across the region and previously financial institutions in Western Europe.

Ms. Alamutu holds a B.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics, and is a CFA Charter holder.

Petar Atanasov

Senior Vice President | Sovereign Analyst

Region: Global
12 Years Exp. | Located in Greenwich

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Mr. Atanasov has 12 years of industry experience. He is a member of Gramercy’s sovereign research team. As a member of the sovereign research team, he is responsible for making key market calls supported by unique proprietary research. Mr. Atanasov participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meetings and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Atanasov was an Associate Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service. In that role, he authored research on developments impacting sovereign credit quality, oversaw data collection for Moody’s semi-annual Country Statistics Handbook, and participated in sovereign rating committees. Mr. Atanasov was also responsible for communicating sovereign risk group views in investor briefings and discussions with policymakers. Prior to Moody’s, Mr. Atanasov was an Emerging Markets Macroeconomic Analyst at Roubini Global Economics and an Associate at Ernst and Young LLP.

Mr. Atanasov received a dual MA in International Finance and Economics from Columbia University and Public Policy from National University of Singapore. He received a dual BA in Business, Organizations, and Society and International Politics from Franklin and Marshall College, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Kathryn Exum

Senior Vice President | Sovereign Analyst

Region: Global
11 Years Exp. | Located in Greenwich

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Ms. Exum has 11 years of industry experience. She is a member of Gramercy’s sovereign research team. As a member of the sovereign research team, she is responsible for making key market calls supported by unique proprietary research. Ms. Exum participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meetings and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Ms. Exum was an Associate in Country Risk Management at J.P. Morgan. She was responsible for evaluating sovereign risks and internal credit ratings through macroeconomic and political analysis on a portfolio of countries. Ms. Exum also conducted robust in-country due diligence for annual internal sovereign ratings assessment. Additionally, she wrote, presented and distributed analytical research reports at a high frequency on economic and political events in the context of the potential impact on internal risk ratings, exposure, and limits.

Ms. Exum received a BA in Economics, with a double minor in Public Policy and Psychology, from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she graduated magna cum laude.

James Barry

Vice President | Research Analyst

Region: CEEMEA / Asia
Focus: Generalist
8 Years Exp. | Located in London

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Mr. Barry has 8 years of investment and research experience. He serves as a Vice President, Credit Analyst. Based out of the London office, Mr Barry is an integral part of expanding the firm’s coverage of CEEMEA and Asia and serves as a member of Gramercy’s Credit Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Barry was at Citigroup Global Markets covering CEEMEA Corporate Credit. In this capacity he was responsible for leading coverage and independent CEEMEA corporate research providing trade ideas. He managed an active CEEMEA trade idea P&L and contributed to Citigroup’s EM weekly publications. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Barry was a Fixed Income Trader and Local Currency Portfolio Manager for AIG Asset Management for two years and prior to this role he was with Societe Generale for three years as Sales Analyst/Associate.

Mr. Barry holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Durham and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics.

Timothy John

Associate | Research Analyst

Region: Asia
Focus: Generalist
11 Years Exp. | Located in Greenwich

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Mr. John joined Gramercy in February 2021 with 11 years of industry experience. At Gramercy, Mr. John is responsible for researching and recommending investment opportunities for the Credit, Capital Solutions and Special Situations teams.

Prior to Gramercy, Mr. John spent several years working in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, before working as a Long/Short Equity Analyst at Balyasny Asset Management. He was responsible for research through various investment strategies including equity long/short, fundamental value with catalyst, equity capital markets (IPO, secondary offerings) and event driven strategies.

Mr. John received an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a Masters in International Studies from The Lauder Institute. He received his Bachelors of Business Management in Finance from Singapore Management University.

Matthew Christ

Managing Director | Portfolio manager

Opportunistic Credit
16 Years Exp. | Located in Greenwich

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Mr. Christ has 16 years of investment and research experience. He is a portfolio manager for our opportunistic credit portfolios and he assists with generating and monitoring corporate credit investments within the distressed and performing strategies. Additionally, Mr. Christ is a member of the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting and the Investment Committee.

Prior to enrolling at Columbia Business School, Mr. Christ worked at BlackRock for six years, from 2008-2011 as a Portfolio Manager within the Financial Institutions Group focusing on credit investments on behalf of insurance and reinsurance clients. Mr. Christ also researched and sourced investment ideas to generate fixed income alpha within varying client risk profiles and investment objectives. While at BlackRock, he also served in a client relationship/business development role before joining the Portfolio Management Group.

Mr. Christ received a MBA from Columbia Business School with Dean’s Honors and a BA in English and French from Middlebury College where he graduated Cum Laude. Mr. Christ graduated from Columbia Business School’s Value Investing Program.