Gramercy Funds Management Hires Ex-Deutsche Exec McKee For Capital Solutions Slot

Feb 15 2017 | 10:33pm ET

Emerging markets specialist Gramercy Funds Management has appointed former Deutsche Bank global co-head of emerging markets structured credit trading Bradshaw McKee to the position of managing director, capital solutions and distressed portfolio manager.

McKee will be a part of Gramercy’s alternatives portfolio management team and will expand the company’s capital solutions effort, which develops financing solutions for companies in emerging markets, the company said in a statement. He will report to Gramercy CIO Robert Koenigsberger. 

McKee has more than 24 years of distressed and structured credit experience in emerging markets, serving most recently as co-head of emerging markets structured credit trading at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for over $2 billion of risk across distressed and high yield corporate bonds and loan investments, direct lending and non-performing loan portfolios. He was also on Deutsche Bank’s emerging markets executive, emerging markets reputational and global markets Americas management committees. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. McKee spent thirteen years at JPMorgan in various banking and distressed trading roles.

“Gramercy has always been devoted to bringing our clients a level of emerging markets investment expertise they cannot find elsewhere,” said Koenigsberger in the statement. “Brad’s experience allows us to broaden the spectrum of investment opportunities we deploy in our portfolios, utilizing our entire integrated credit platform, for the benefit of our investors. He [also] expands our capital solutions team, which is seeing excellent opportunities, especially in markets where traditional sources of credit have been disrupted or displaced.” 

Over the last 18 months, Gramercy has raised approximately $1 billion of long-term capital in part to pursue private credit opportunities within emerging markets, including opportunities identified by the capital solutions team. 

Founded in 1998, Greenwich, CT-based Gramercy seeks to provide investors with superior risk-adjusted returns through a comprehensive approach to emerging markets, supported by a transparent and robust institutional platform. The company manages approximately $5.8 billion in alternative and long-only strategies across all emerging markets asset classes including USD debt, local currency debt, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, equity, private equity and special situations.

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