Värde Partners has appointed Elena Lieskovska and Haseeb Malik to partner, and promoted Brad Bauer to deputy chief investment officer.
Based in London, Lieskovska is head of European Financial Services, responsible for Värde's private equity investments in specialty finance companies and related businesses in Europe. She joined the firm in 2008 and over the past decade has helped establish the firm as a leader in the consumer finance space, building large credit platforms.
Malik is head of Asia Corporate and Traded Credit. Based in Singapore since the office opened in 2008, he joined the firm in 2006 and helped build the firm's presence in large corporate restructurings in the region. Most recently, he led the establishment of Värde's local presence in India, a key market for the firm.
Based in Minneapolis since joining Värde in 2007, Bauer will relocate to London in the coming months. In addition to his new role as deputy CIO, Brad is a partner and global head of Private Debt, Transportation and Energy.
Bauer joins Värde's global CIO team, comprising Ilfryn Carstairs and Jeremy Hedberg, partners and co-CIOs, and Giuseppe Naglieri, Partner, deputy CIO and global co-head of Corporate and Traded Credit. With Bauer's move to London, Värde will have a CIO presence in each region, with Ilfryn in Singapore and Jeremy and Giuseppe in Minneapolis.