Daily News: February 19, 2015

JPMorgan Specialty Finance Head Joins LCM Partners

LCM Partners (LCM), a European credit specialist, announced that Fernando Yanez will be joining its investment management team in April as a managing director.

Fernando is a qualified lawyer and an accomplished investment banker with over 17 years of experience, most recently as head of Specialty Finance and FIG M&A at JPMorgan (EMEA). Fernando joined JPMorgan in 2005 and moved to London in 2009, building JPMorgan’s Specialty Finance unit to be one of the best in Europe. Prior to this he specialized in M&A as a lawyer with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York and Basham in Mexico.

Paul Burdell, CEO at LCM, commented: “Fernando’s experience and well-earned reputation will complement our existing team. This and the strength of his industry relationships will further enhance our sourcing of transactions; already a key advantage of LCM which has invested in over 1,800 portfolios across Europe. Moreover, as a leading figure in European specialty finance, Fernando’s sell side expertise means he completely understands what value represents and therefore his transition from investment banking to fund management will be seamless. We are delighted to welcome him on board.”