Muzinich & Co. hires three credit analysts

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New York-headquartered Muzinich & Co. has appointed three analysts to bolster its global credit expertise.

Craig Guttenplan, who will be based in Muzinich’s New York office, joins from Rogge Global Partners, where he was responsible for financial sector investment grade and high yield debt.

Based in London, Tracy Zhao, who formerly worked for Aozora Asia Pacific Finance, has joined as a credit analyst on Muzinich’s Asia investment team.

Global high yield analyst Kashif Riaz has joined from Baring Asset Management, where he covered a range of sectors. Prior to joining Barings, he was lead credit analyst for the European TMT and Utilities sectors at BlackRock. He is also based in London.

George Muzinich, chief executive and founder of Muzinich & Co., said: “We are hiring more sector specialists to ensure that we leave no stone unturned in our hunt to deliver the best risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

“We have the capability to look across high yield, investment grade, emerging markets, loans and private markets, and these talented additions make our team even deeper.”

Muzinich & Co. was established in 1988 and had $27.6bn (€24.7bn) of AUM as of 31 August 2016.