Opalesque Industry Update: 400
“The opportunity set for 400CM remains very attractive and we are committed to an ongoing, best-‐in-‐class investment in the firm’s capabilities,” said Chris Hentemann, managing partner and chief investment officer of 400CM.
Hentemann, a 23-‐year veteran of the securitized credit markets, established 400CM in October 2008. The firm actively invests in the credit markets, focusing specifically on residential and commercial mortgage and consumer asset-‐backed securities.
Bateman will be head of the firm’s financial and tax activities. Previously, he was chief operating officer and chief financial officer for technology, media and telecom investment banking, precious metals trading and emerging markets fixed income trading at Credit Suisse in New York, Palo Alto and London. He began his career as a tax accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Witham will be responsible for managing current and prospective client relationships and for providing communication and expertise on the firm’s product strategy. Prior to 400 Capital, Witham was a family investment officer for GenSpring Family Offices in New York where she advised ultra-‐high net worth families in goals-‐based planning and asset allocation. Previously, she served as a fixed income client portfolio manager with Goldman Sachs Asset Management and as a fixed income account manager with Pacific Investment Management Company. Prior to that, Witham began her career selling residential and commercial mortgage-‐backed securities and asset-‐ backed securities for Banc of America Securities.