March 8, 2017 - Jack Yang

Join Us For Lunch with Jack Yang

Topic European Credit: Dislocations and Opportunities
Date Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location UT Club – Austin
Speaker Jack Yang, Head of Americas and Global Head of Business Development at Alcentra

Distressed and special situations opportunities in Europe have increased meaningfully in size & number, and now represent what is arguably the most compelling risk/reward proposition for credit investors over the coming years. The catalysts include Quantitative Easing, bank deleveraging, regulatory changes, impending maturity wall, record levels of lower quality debt issuance, and the liquidation of pre-crisis CLOs. Join us as we walk through the jurisdictional complexities and the opportunities we’re seeing for investors.

Jack Yang
Head of Americas and Global Head of Business Development
Alcentra

Jack joined Alcentra in March 2013, and is the Head of Americas, Global Head of Business Development, responsible for product development, marketing, fundraising and investor relations.

Prior to joining Alcentra, Jack was at Onex Credit Partners where he was the firm’s Managing Partner. Previously, he worked at Highland Capital Management from 2003 to 2009 where he was the firm’s Managing Partner, President of the firm’s broker/dealer, and business head for Europe. He served as a Vice Chairman and Director of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, and as a Director of the Loan Market Association.

Jack worked at Merrill Lynch from 1994-2002 where he founded the Loan Syndications Group, and was subsequently the Global Head of Leveraged Finance Products. He chaired the firm’s Debt Markets Commitment Committee, and led the establishment of the firm’s mezzanine debt and bridge loan funds. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked at Chemical Securities, Inc. from 1983-1994 where he was involved with starting the Leveraged Buyout and Loan Syndications Groups.

Jack graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics, and earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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