Angel Oak Capital taps Valecha to head institutional alternatives

Angel Oak Capital Advisors LLC, the Atlanta investment manager focused on fixed income, named Manish Valecha head of institutional alternatives. Valecha, a chartered financial analyst, previously served as head of research at Gapstow Capital Partners, the New York alternative-investment firm, where he was responsible for managing investment strategy, research and due diligence. Valecha’s resume also includes tenures at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors and other firms.

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Angel Oak Capital Advisors Recruits Veteran Credit Alternatives Professional

Fixed income asset manager adds institutional expertise to its alternative offerings

April 6, 2016

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC (Angel Oak Capital), an investment management firm focused on opportunistic fixed income investment solutions, announced today that it has hired Manish Valecha, CFA, as its Head of Institutional Alternatives. This hire reflects Angel Oak Capital’s efforts to broaden its institutional investor outreach and support the continued growth of its alternative strategies.

Mr. Valecha will lead Angel Oak Capital’s efforts in the institutional investor marketplace with pensions, consultants, endowments, foundations and family offices. He will primarily focus on marketing, product development and institutional due diligence.

Prior to joining Angel Oak Capital, Mr. Valecha was the Head of Research at Gapstow Capital Partners, a $1 billion credit-focused investment manager investing in hedge funds, private equity funds, collateral loan obligations and community banks. He was responsible for managing investment strategy, research and due diligence. Prior to joining Gapstow, Mr. Valecha was a Vice President at BlackRock, where he was responsible for manager research across hedge funds, fund of hedge funds and traditional long-only products. Previously, he worked at Barclays Global Investors, Ziff Brothers Investments and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

“We look forward to welcoming Manish to the Angel Oak Capital team. His extensive background and industry experience will complement our current institutional marketing team and help advance our alternative initiatives,” noted Sreeni Prabhu, the firm’s co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer.

Institutional investors can access the firm’s suite of alternative strategies through its private funds and separately managed accounts.