Pine River Adds Barclays Vet For Structured Trading

Jan 22 2014 | 11:42am ET

Pine River Capital Management is ramping up its effort to buy up bank assets.

The Minnetonka, Minn.-based hedge fund has hired James Lee to focus on acquiring securitized loans from banks forced to unload them by new global regulations, Bloomberg News reports. Lee is a former global head of structured credit trading at Barclays, and will serve as a strategist on its structured credit team.

The group manages about $950 million for Pine River, which has $13.9 billion in assets. The firm's structured-credit strategy focuses on deals of between $50 million and $100 million.

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