Gareth Henry’s Take on Private Credit

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If you are in need to grow your private credit, Gareth Henry is the man to approach. He is rich in experience in credit management. He has headed several prominent US-based investment firms including Angelo Gordon and Fortress Investments.

Gareth’s enthusiasm about the alternative asset industry has enabled him give a proactive approach in raising substantial funds for investors in the industry. There are a number of factors that have influenced strong growth in the recent past discussed here below.

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, there have been several the regulatory changes for banks. Henceforth, banks have cut down on their lending to private companies, mostly in the middle market. Thus most of them have become very cautious when advancing loans, never to be caught unawares.

On the other hand, there have been increasing regulations regarding public company disclosure. This has been necessitated by the accounting scandals experienced in most public companies in the recent past. This has increased the amount of disclosure required of a public company.

Quarterly reporting requirements for public companies means that investors are ever on the management’s toes when they fall short of expected results. The quarterly reporting gives investors an angle from which they can hold the management of companies responsible in the short run for non-performance. Thus the management is under pressure to perform both in the short and long runs.

Gareth Henry has been very influential in seeing movements into private credit and striking equity deals among institutional investors. According to Gareth, there is a growing trend whereby large institutions are making individual company investment decisions.

His experience and education as an actuary has been influential in his understanding of the complex nature of private credit. Gareth Henry has built a very successful career in the alternative assets industry over the years. While working at the Fortress, as its head of international investor relations, he created and an incredible sales strategy which addressed the firm’s institutional and fixed product lines i.e hedge fund, credit, fixed income, and private equity.

Before joining Fortress, Gareth Henry had worked with Schroders, a money management company based in London as its Director of Strategic Relations. He has also worked at SEI Investments in Philadelphia and London as their investment manager and at Watson Wyatt as their analyst.Mr. Gareth Henry possesses a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Edinburg.