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Oak Hill Advisors bolsters team with former JLL, GSO executives

14 Sep 2012

Oak Hill Advisors has bolstered its team with the addition of Dalia Cohen and Eric Storch, who have joined the New York-based credit firm as managing directors.

Cohen, pictured, joined the firm on August 1 as a managing director and head of investor relations, a new role within the client coverage group.

Storch joined last week as a managing director and has taken on senior responsibilities relating to business development, client coverage and marketing activities.

Cohen joins Oakhill from JLL Partners, where she was head of marketing and client coverage.

She was previously a managing director of marketing and investor relations at Trimaran Advisors and CFO of a credit hedge fund managed by Trian Credit Partners.

Prior to that, Cohen was a vice president in corporate development for DoubleClick.

She began her career at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Group both in New York and Hong Kong, and subsequently was a research analyst in the Global High Yield department.

Storch joins from GSO’s Customized Credit Strategies Group, where he was managing director and co-head of institutional marketing.

He also worked at Seix Investment Advisors as head of alternatives and structured products, in addition to his role as a senior investment manager working with the firm’s large client and consultant relationships.

Before that, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at MBIA Asset Management and Kidder Peabody.

“Dalia and Eric have been hired at a time of significant growth in demand for the firm’s distressed and performing credit investment capabilities,” said OHA president Bill Bohnsack.

“Dalia brings more than two decades of experience, including senior investor relations and investing roles, to the OHA team. Similarly, Eric has been working directly with institutional investors as a fixed income portfolio manager and alternatives-focused product specialist for more than twenty years.

“The additions of these outstanding professionals will help us continue to deliver best-in-class investment solutions to our growing roster of clients.”

Oak Hill Advisors is a $15bn investment management firm specialising in below investment grade corporate credit and distressed investments.

The firm and its predecessors have been managing funds and separate accounts invested in performing and distressed credit markets in North America and Europe for over 20 years.

Global growth investor General Atlantic bought a minority stake in Oak Hill in October last year.

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