Avoca Capital names co-chief executive

European credit investment manager Avoca Capital has named James Hatchley as co-chief executive. Hatchley will also join the board of Avoca, and will divide his time between the firm’s London and Dublin offices.

Hatchley, a chartered accountant, joins Avoca from a position of managing director and COO of Freeman & Co, an M&A advisory and strategic consulting firm.

Alan Burke, founder and co-chief executive of Avoca, said: “Since we established the firm in 2002, we have grown Avoca both organically and through acquisition. Throughout that period, we have focused on ensuring that our business infrastructure and management resources have matched the development of the firm. James’ appointment is consistent with that philosophy and also reflects our belief in the future growth opportunities available to Avoca.”

Hatchley said: “I have enormous respect for the Avoca business, the founders’ vision and the whole team’s investment discipline. The opportunities for investors in European credit are significant and will continue to emerge as the deleveraging of the European banking sector gathers pace. 

“Our focus will remain on providing clients with solutions across multiple asset segments which are backed by the discipline and consistent application of Avoca’s investment process.” 

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