Fabian Chrobog Founding Partner & Chief Investment OfficerFabian founded North Wall Capital in 2017 and chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to this, Fabian was a Partner, Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee at Warwick Capital Partners. At Warwick Capital, Fabian managed credit, special situations, private equity, liquidations and hard asset investments across a broad range of sectors. Previously Fabian worked as a Portfolio Manager at Polygon Investment Partners, focusing on distressed investing and was part of the team that left Polygon to launch Warwick in 2009. Prior to Polygon, Fabian worked at DB Zwirn in London and Frankfurt and was responsible for sourcing and executing transactions in illiquid credit. Fabian started his career in the investment banking divisions of Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs. Fabian holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Ian Lokkerbol Founding Partner and Chief Operating OfficerIan joined North Wall Capital in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner. Ian has 25 years’ experience in the financial markets in a range of senior operational roles. Most recently, Ian was COO at PAAMCO covering their direct trading business. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Wells Fargo Global Fund Services responsible for the European region as it was established from the middle office of Black River, through its growth and sale to Wells Fargo. Ian also held management roles within Black River and Cargill Financial Markets in accounting and operations functions. Ian started his career with KPMG. Ian holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Economics from Lancaster University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Alexander Garnier Founding Partner and Portfolio ManagerAlex joined North Wall Capital in 2017 as Portfolio Manager and Founding Partner. Alex joined from Bain Capital where he focused on the origination, evaluation, structuring, execution and management of private credit investments in Europe. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director in JP Morgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group, a principal investment vehicle of JP Morgan responsible for private equity and credit investments across a broad range of industries and global geographies. Prior to his career as an investment professional, Alex also spent a number of years as a lawyer at both Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, specialising in corporate finance and M&A.Alex holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge and a post-graduate degree from the University of Oxford.
Ashish joined North Wall Capital in February 2019. He has ten years of credit experience and joined North Wall from Hudson Advisors, a subsidiary of Lone Star Funds. At Hudson, Ashish was responsible for underwriting residential real estate, consumer non-performing loans, and other distressed asset portfolios, and corporate acquisitions for Lone Star’s Special Opportunities and Real Estate Funds. He evaluated multiple acquisition opportunities and led underwriting processes across Europe, including in Spain, Italy and Germany. Prior to these four years at Hudson, Ashish was at RiverRock Securities leading the Structured Credit Team where he was responsible for secondary market trading. From 2008 until 2013 Ashish was the Head of the Structured Credit team at J.P.Morgan Chase, where he managed six analysts covering over 3,500 structured credit securities. He started his career in New York at Infosys Technologies Limited. Ashish has an MBA from The Wharton School and a BEng from the Punjab University.
Ville Haussila Principal - Investment Professional
Ville joined North Wall in August 2019 as a Principal on the Investment Team. He is responsible for the analysis, execution and monitoring of investment opportunities. Previously, Ville was at Alchemy Partners, a $2bn Special Situations investment firm based in London, investing across Europe. As part of the team for five years, Ville executed transactions across Europe in various industries such as industrials, utilities, consumer, media, oil & gas and social care. Prior to Alchemy he spent three years at the Boston Consulting Group in Helsinki, after starting his career at Danske. Ville has a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a Master of Science in Finance from LSE.
Garrett Holmes General Counsel & Investment Principal
Garrett joined North Wall in February 2019, initially as a secondee from Sidley Austin, where he advised private equity clients across the industry spectrum. He became a permanent member of the North Wall team in February 2020 and leads the German Claim Funding strategy. Garrett has a wealth of experience advising clients on a broad range of transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, mergers, joint ventures, divestitures, structured equity investments and management equity plans, representing firms such as TowerBrook Capital Partners, Metric Capital Partners and KKR. Garrett moved to Sidley in 2016 as part of the private equity team from Kirkland & Ellis where he had been an Associate since 2013. Garrett has a J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School and is admitted to the State Bar of New York. He also has a B.A. in Linguistics (Dartmouth College) and a M.A. in Philosophy (University College London).
Artem Kontyaev Principal - Investment Professional
Artem started as a full-time credit analyst with North Wall Capital in August 2018. He has seven years of total experience, including six years of experience at top tier restructuring-focused investment banks. Prior to joining North Wall Capital, he was a Senior Associate at Houlihan Lokey's restructuring team in London for three years, working across industries. His transaction experience there covered a range of complex European distressed credit situations, including EnQuest, Vroon Shipping and Brunswick Rail. Before Houlihan Lokey, Artem started his career as an analyst at Lazard working across both the M&A and restructuring teams on some of the most challenging deals at the time, including the restructurings of GHG Healthcare and Stichting Vestia Groep. Artem is fluent in English and Russian. Artem has a BSc (Hons) from the University of York in Accounting, Business Finance and Management as well as a Masters in Finance from the London School of Economics.
Claire joined the North Wall team in May 2018 undertaking responsibility for Investor Relations. She has more than ten years of experience in the industry, having spent over nine years in the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse in London, working across credit, buyout, infrastructure and energy funds. Prior to Credit Suisse, Claire worked for Rolls-Royce plc in global events and investor relations. Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Grace joined the North Wall team in November 2019, undertaking both investor relations support and administrative support duties. Grace has two years’ experience as a business analyst at Macrosynergy Partners, a London based Hedge Fund. Before her time in the finance world, Grace worked in the education sector. Grace speaks fluent Spanish and spent a year studying at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. She has a BA (Hons) in Spanish from the University of Leeds.
Fergus joined the Asset Management team in November 2019, to enhance its ability to analyse the large volume of data within the SREO and GCF portfolios. Prior to North Wall, Fergus became a Trading Analyst at FME Asset Management, a post he held for two years. In this role he was responsible for researching new markets, building models and worked alongside developers and quantitative researchers. Fergus graduated in 2017, with a BSc (Hons) in Economics from University College London.
Alastair Wilson Head of Operations & Asset Management
Alastair joined North Wall in May 2019. He has fifteen years’ experience across auditing and accounts in blue chip companies. Immediately prior to North Wall, he spent three years at ICG, managing the fund operations of the Secondaries division. In this role he was responsible for cashflow management, performance reporting and overview of third-party administrators. From 2013 to 2016 he worked at State Street, both in a Fund Accounting capacity based in Jersey, then running a team of seven fund accountants and administrators focused on Real Estate clients based in London. He has also worked for Deloitte in Gibraltar and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Cayman Islands. He has a BSc (Hons) in Management and Information Technology from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Accountant.