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DDJ Capital appoints John O’Connor as head of business development and client service

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DDJ Capital Management, an institutional investment manager of high yield, bank loan and special situations strategies for clients worldwide, has appointed John (Jack) O’Connor to the newly created position of senior vice president, heading business development and client service.

 
O’Connor was most recently head of North American distribution for Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
 
"We are thrilled that Jack is joining our team," says David Breazzano, president and chief investment officer of DDJ Capital. "As we’ve added clients globally attracted to our range of credit-focused strategies, maintaining superior client service remains of paramount importance. The hiring of such an accomplished professional demonstrates our commitment to excellence in this area."
 
DDJ Capital, based in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Massachusetts, is known for its value-oriented, fundamental investment philosophy and extensive experience investing in the lower tier of the credit markets. The firm currently manages over USD6bn for domestic and international clients in its opportunistic high yield, core high yield, senior loan, and strategic income strategies.
 
Prior to working at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, O’Connor was the executive vice president and head of US institutional distribution for Pioneer Investments. Earlier, for eight years he was a senior sales and marketing executive for MFS Investment Management, culminating in the position of senior vice president of North American sales and consultant relations.
 
"DDJ Capital has emerged as a proven leader in managing client assets in the lower tier of the credit markets, and I’m delighted to join a highly talented and experienced group," O’Connor says.
 
At DDJ, O’Connor will lead a business development and client service team, including a performance and analytics group, of 12 associates. 

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