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Opportunistic, Risk-Controlled, Credit Investing
Radio Feature 104: Sona Blessing in conversation with Charlotte Valeur and Jennifer Drake
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte Valeur
Charlotte Valeur is Chair of the Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Ltd. Fund and Jennifer Drake is head of business development at DW Investment Management (DWIM) and a member of its Executive Committee and Risk Committee.

Charlotte is managing director of GFG Ltd, which she founded in 2011. GFG advises on investment fund governance and conducts fund board reviews. She also serves as an independent non-executive director on a number of boards, for both listed and non-listed companies. Charlotte has in excess of 30 years’ experience in the financial markets.

Prior to joining DWIM, Jennifer was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where she focused on credit, event driven and relative value investments and was a member of the Liquid Markets Investment Committee for its USD120bn Alternative Investments and Manager Selection group.

In this podcast Charlotte Valeur will address questions 1 to 5, that elaborate on amongst others the U.K. listed feeder fund structure, its raison d’etre, the investor benefits etc.
Jennifer Drake will address questions 6 to 11 from the fund’s investment manager perspective and will talk us through the fund’s strategy, risk management and performance potential.

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Duration: 18:05 


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  • Q1 - Could you tell us more about BH Credit Catalysts and how it is connected to Brevan Howard and DW Investment Management?

    Duration: 01:40 

  • Q2 - Could you give an overview of the Credit Catalysts Master Fund’s investment strategies?

    Duration: 00:50  

  • Q3 - How important is corporate governance, transparency, board compensation, composition and independence?

    Duration: 00:50 

  • Q4 - Does the fact that the master fund is managed out of the U.S. and the feeder fund is listed in the U.K. give rise to any dilemmas?

    Duration: 00:42 

  • Q5 - What are the broader challenges you face?

    Duration: 01:01 

  • Q6 - What is the Credit Catalyst Master Fund’s macroeconomic and micro-credit/fundamentals outlook and based on it, where is the fund seeing investment opportunities across the credit investment landscape?

    Duration: 01:34 

  • Q7 - Could you be more specific on the different strategies the fund employs?

    Duration: 02:22 

  • Q8 - From a geographic perspective where are you identifying investment opportunities?

    Duration: 01:04 

  • Q9 - When does the fund perform well and why?

    Duration: 02:21 

  • Q10 - How do you manage default, fraud, interest rate and valuation related risk?

    Duration: 02:52 

  • Q11 - How do you manage illiquidity risk?

    Duration: 02:49 

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