Maria Boyazny, who has long managed Siguler Guff’s Distressed Opportunities Funds (I, II, III and IV) is launching MB Global Partners, a multiplatform asset management firm that will focus on credit and distressed securities and that will both make direct investments and allocate capital to outside managers.
Maria Boyazny announced today the launch of MB Global Partners in partnership with G2 Investment Group, a firm which provides investment management, advisory and other financial services to leading families and institutional investors around the world.
MB Global Partners will capitalize on the credit dislocations and distressed opportunities created by the global financial crisis.
“This is a decade of credit, as financial institutions and governments around the world are forced to refinance their LBO, real estate and sovereign debt. We will implement a number of innovative concepts to take our credit business to a new level,” said Maria Boyazny.
From its inception ten years ago, Boyazny has been the Portfolio Manager of $4.5 billion in assets across Siguler Guff’s Distressed Opportunities Funds I, II, III and IV.
Maria Boyazny is a well-recognized expert in the field of credit and distressed securities, author of several publications, as well as a frequent conference speaker and media commentator.
“Maria has an unparalleled track record in credit and distressed securities” said Todd Morley, Chairman of G2 Investment Group. “MB Global Partners will become a powerful way for investors to get exposure to a broad set of credit dislocation opportunities.”
G2 Investment Group is an independent, privately-owned financial services firm established by Todd Morley and partners. G2 has over 50 professionals offering investment management, advisory, and other financial services to institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Prior to founding G2, Morley was co-founder of Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm with over $140 billion of assets under management.
MB Global Partners will run an innovative multi-manager platform focused on an array of credit dislocation and distressed strategies, both by allocating capital to other managers and direct investments. The platform will encompass all asset classes – corporate debt, residential mortgage debt, commercial real estate and other hard assets and special situations around the world.
MB Global Partners will be a woman-owned business with broad backing among investors – pension funds, foundations and multi-billion dollar family offices.