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Waypoint Asset Management launches, focusing on emerging markets

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

The principals of Forum Asset Management, have come together again after a decade to launch a new firm, Connecticut-based Waypoint Asset Management. The firm will focus on emerging market lending, debt, and special situations opportunities. The founders are taking their 13-year track record of successfully outperforming in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia two create two specialized products through Waypoint.

"We are returning to some ideas we started to develop at Forum in 2007," explains Jose Pedreira, CIO at Waypoint in an interview with Opalesque. "We think there is a significant asset based lending opportunity in Latin America and we have the expertise in that area to pursue it."

The company was founded at the end of 2012, with principals and former top executives from Forum Asset Management, which was sold, to one of the previous partners. In addition to asset based lending, Waypoint will be making special situations and emerging market debt a core focus.

The firm’s principals have been directly involved in many of the debt restructurings in the regions they are focusing on. They have been part of the Steering Committee of the 1984 restructuring in Ecuador, and have held posts on similar committees in Mexico and Venezuela. Another advised the London Club Creditor’s Committee on the Russian debt restructure at the end of the 1990s.

The firm is starting with support from many of its previ......................

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