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Alllen to Join Victory Park Capital as COO

Direct financing solution provider Victory Park Capital has named Jordan Allen, a 20-plus-year veteran of the hedge fund and private equity industries, as principal and chief operating officer, a new position effective January, 2013. Until December, Allen will remain co-head of North America, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Man Investments USA.

INTERNAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Victory Park Capital has named Jordan Allen, a 20-plus-year veteran of the hedge fund and private equity industries, as principal and chief operating officer, a new position effective January, 2013.

Allen, who until December will remain co-head of North America, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Man Investments USA, will help oversee business operations. At Man Investments, a $53 billion asset manager, Allen oversaw Man’s U.S. business with Lance Donenberg. Man’s U.S. headquarters in New York includes five investment management teams, hedge fund research, risk management, legal and compliance, and sales.

VPC was backed by the hedge fund-seeding business at FRM, Man’s fund-of-hedge funds business. FRM founder Blaine Tomlinson is also a member of VPC’s executive board, as is Mr. Donenberg.

Previously, he was president and partner of HFR Asset Management from 2003 to 2009.

Allen received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern, and he is a certified public accountant.

About Victory Park Capital (VPC)
Victory Park Capital provides direct financing solutions to small cap and middle market companies across a wide range of industries. The firm focuses on complex situations and seeks to build long-term sustainable value in its companies. Victory Park is based in Chicago and has offices in Boston and San Francisco.