Dr Ed Altman has joined the high yield team at alternative asset management company Tradex in an alliance to help execute the firm's Short-Biased High Yield strategy.
Altman (pictured) is the Max L Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University.
He is also the director of research in credit and debt markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions and a well-known high yield bankruptcy expert.
"We are fortunate to have Dr Altman work with us to help execute and promote our Short-Biased High Yield Strategy. He is the preeminent authority on high yield credit and his Z-Score analytics have proven successful over a long time horizon," says Michael Beattie, Tradex founder and chief investment officer.
"I found the Tradex philosophy of identifying specific opportunistic investments appropriate now and in the foreseeable future. Their specific strategy to short worst of breed high yield companies is timely given the overheated market in high yield credit," says Altman.
The Tradex Global Short-Biased High Yield strategy is an actively managed, short-biased credit portfolio that attempts to provide an asymmetric return profile, using a proprietary liquid portfolio of cash bonds. The fund expects to capitalise on current mispriced credits in the USD1.5+ trillion high yield marketplace. Short positions are typically longer dated, unsecured/subordinated, fixed rate bonds.