BlueMountain Beefs Up Credit Research Team

Sep 2 2009 | 11:24am ET

Alternative investment firm BlueMountain Capital Management has expanded its fundamental credit research team with the hire of four seasoned credit research analysts. The new hires are Agata Andrevski,  Michael Kass, Omar Vaishnavi, and Vincent Cooper. 

Led by Head of Research Scott Lessing, the team utilizes a disciplined approach to fundamental analysis to uncover relative value throughout the capital structure. 

“BlueMountain aspires to build the leading, fundamentally-driven, cross-capital structure research team among credit-focused asset managers,” said Lessing.  “We relentlessly pursue distinctive insight through collaboration among analysts with deep expertise, who focus in specific industry sectors, particular research disciplines and geographies.” 

Andrevsk, who hails from Camulos Capital, will lead European distressed research. Kass, who joins BlueMountain in New York from 3-Sigma Value Management, is experienced both in restructuring investing and advisory. Vaishnavi, a U.S. distressed company specialist, joins the firm from SilverPoint Capital, where he focused primarily on healthcare. Cooper, who rejoins BlueMountain in London, will cover financials. 

With these additions, the fundamental credit research team has now has 17 members, and the firm plans to continue expanding in both London and New York.

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