Stoneview Strategy

Overview

Stoneview is an opportunistic credit strategy which seeks to generate attractive, absolute returns across the credit cycle.

Stoneview invests primarily in stressed and distressed debt investments, focused on mid-cap structures, but with the flexibility to consider other credit and credit-sourced equity investments opportunistically. Portfolio Manager, Curry Ford, and his team leverage their deep fundamental research approach, taking advantage of corporate credit dislocations created by both idiosyncratic, company-specific events, agnostic to the credit cycle, and broader credit market developments, as created by the credit cycle. Importantly, during periods of tight credit spreads, capital is deployed in such a manner as to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns while prioritizing capital preservation yet ensuring the flexibility to redeploy capital efficiently when higher return opportunities become available.

Investment Team

Curry Ford
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Curry Ford was previously a Partner at Roystone Capital, where he was Head of Credit. Prior to joining Roystone in 2013, Curry was a Managing Director and Head of High Yield / Distressed Debt Research at Glenview Capital (2004-2013). Prior to joining Glenview Curry worked at Lehman Brothers (1996-2004) as both a Senior Credit Analyst in Fixed Income and an Associate in Media & Communications Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Ford received a BS from Cornell University (1994) and an MBA from Columbia Business School (2001). He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor society.


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Matthew Ripperger
Director and Senior Analyst

Matt Ripperger was previously a Senior Analyst and the Co-Head of Healthcare at TimesSquare Capital Management (TSCM). Prior to joining TSCM in 2018, Mr. Ripperger was a Partner / Senior Analyst and the Co-Head of Healthcare at Glenview Capital (2008-2017), investing across the capital structure. Prior to Glenview, Mr. Ripperger was a sell-side Healthcare Analyst at Citigroup (2004-2008), J.P. Morgan (2002-2004), UBS Warburg (1999-2002) and Salomon Smith Barney / Citigroup (1994-1999). Mr. Ripperger graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in History (1994).


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Meagan Bennett
Director and Senior Analyst

Meagan Bennett was previously a Senior Analyst at Brigade Capital Management where she focused on credit investing in merchant power, aerospace & defense, oilfield services and transportation.  Prior to joining Brigade in 2015, she was a Senior Analyst at South Ferry Capital and Sigma Capital Management (2008-2015), focusing on cross-capital structure investing and event-driven situations.  Before Sigma Capital, Ms. Bennett was an Analyst at Citigroup Global Markets in the Leveraged Finance Group (2006-2008).  Ms. Bennett graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College in 2006 with a BS in Finance.


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Jay Mai
Director and Senior Analyst

Jay Mai was previously a Senior Analyst at Consulta USA, where he was a generalist investor. Prior to joining Consulta USA in 2014, Mr. Mai was a Senior Analyst at Glenview Capital Management (2008-2014), initially investing as a generalist on the High Yield / Distressed Debt team and later investing across the capital structure on the Financials team. Prior to Glenview, Mr. Mai was an Associate at Prides Capital (2006-2008), an Investment Banking Analyst in the TMT M&A Group at Lazard Freres & Co. (2004-2006), and an Investment Banking Analyst in the M&A Group at Banc of America Securities (2003-2004). Mr. Mai graduated with Distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration (2003).


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Aaron Segal
Director and Trader

Aaron Segal was previously the Head Trader at Roystone Capital since it’s inception in 2013. He oversaw the deployment of capital from the launch size of $300 million all the way up to approximately $3.5 billion in assets, trading credit, equities and derivatives. Prior to joining Roystone, he was a Senior Credit/Jr. Analyst at Zweig-DiMenna Associates (2005-2013), where he traded equities, credit, derivatives, FX, and commodities. Notably, he helped build a new credit portfolio in 2007, building outsized short positions expressed via numerous credit derivative products to mitigate and profit during the downturn, as well as opportunistically buying a large portfolio of distressed bank loans through the recovery in 2009 and 2010. He is a career-long student of macroeconomic fundamentals, technical analysis and econometrics, having the privilege of learning under the tutelage of legendary macro investor, Marty Zweig. Prior to joining Zweig-Dimenna, he was a global currency trader at Refco, Inc. (2004-2005) and began his career as an Analyst at Boston Realty Advisors (2003-2004). Mr. Segal received a BA in Economics/International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003).


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Juliet Teller
Executive Assistant / Business Manager

Juliet Teller was previously an Executive Assistant to Curry Ford while at Roystone Capital.  Prior to Roystone, she worked at American Express (2011-2015) as a Compliance Business Analyst and a Travel and Lifestyles Services Team Leader, focused on the luxury travel market.  Prior to American Express, she worked at Target Corporation (2008-2011) where she was an Executive Team Leader, supporting the store level leadership in logistics.  Ms. Teller received a BS in Business Administration from Nova Southern University (2007) and an MBA from Nova Southern University (2008).


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Contact
HARBERT STONEVIEW STRATEGY

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New York, NY 10022

Contact:
Jen Cahill
jcahill@harbert.net
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