Case Study 1

Managing Director, Capital Markets
Aviation Debt Investment Fund
Dublin / New York

Our client was a newly established fund with deep roots in the US debt markets, and founded by a number of well-known New York bankers. This new fund has been set up to specifically provide the leasing community with cheaper debt financing, via their deep expertise of the US bond markets. Given the pre-eminence of Dublin as a aircraft leasing hub, it was decided to base the new fund in Ireland and they engaged us to find a senior DCM banker to lead their Dublin-based capital markets team.

Under a very tight timeline, we successfully identified a number of strong candidates for the role, and subsequently placed a London-based candidate who relocated to Ireland for the position. Interestingly, this candidate had no direct experience of aircraft leasing transactions but was hired due to his deep experience of complex fixed income structuring and portfolio hedging.