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Alcentra appoints Vijay Rajguru as Co-Chief Investment Officer

Monday, September 18, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Alcentra Limited and Alcentra NY, the alternative fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Investment Management (IM), today announced the appointment of Vijay Rajguru as Co-Chief Investment Officer. He will report directly to David Forbes-Nixon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and work alongside Chief Investment Officer and President Paul Hatfield.

Vijay will oversee Alcentra's global direct lending and loan businesses in Europe and the US, with a particular focus on growing the US direct lending and loans function as part of Alcentra's growth plans in the US. He will also lead the capital markets activities.

David Forbes-Nixon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Alcentra, said:

"I am excited about the growth prospects for Alcentra given our global platform and industry leading capabilities and Vijay is a strong addition to the firm. He broadens and deepens the leadership team and brings significant experience as we look to expand our business in the US direct lending and loans space.

"Vijay will also be responsible for Alcentra's capital markets activities where he will utilise his previous extensive experience working with private equity houses, banks and legal advisers."

Vijay joins Alcentra from GoldenTree Asset Management, where he was a partner, having joined the firm in 2007. His responsibilities included sourcing and originating loan, bond and structured credit investments, as well as restructuring stressed and distressed assets. Prior to GoldenTree, Vijay was Managing Director, and Head of Loan Capital Markets at Barclays Capital, where he worked in leveraged finance for over a decade. He started his career as a banker at Chase Manhattan Bank.

Alcentra is a global asset management firm with assets under management of approximately $33bn. Alcentra has an investment track record that dates back to 1998. Strategies include: senior loans, high yield bonds, direct lending, structured credit, distressed debt, and multi-strategy credit. Alcentra is owned by The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and is headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Boston.

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