Egidio Carlino and Jordan Shrem joined Z Capital Group, a privately held global investment firm, as director and a senior associate, respectively.

Carlino is responsible for research and analysis of existing and prospective portfolio leveraged finance investments, while Shrem is responsible for trade support and execution. Both will be members of Z Capital Credit Partners’ investment team.

“We are pleased to welcome Egidio and Jordan to our growing Credit Investment team at a time when we see compelling opportunities to put capital to work,” James J. Zenni, founder, president and CEO of Z Capital Group, said. “I am confident that the experience both Egidio and Jordan bring to ZCG will be impactful as we continue to capitalize on market dislocations and drive value for our investors.”

Prior to joining ZCG, Carlino served as an associate director at DFG Investment Advisers, where he was a part of a team responsible for managing more than $5 billion of leveraged loans. Carlino also served as an analyst with Credit Capital, where he managed energy sector assets for the approximately $400 million fund.

“I am impressed by ZCG’s credit platform and eager to join the talented team,” Carlino said. “I believe my skills and experience in high yield and leveraged finance will be valuable to the team as we pursue the many opportunities ahead.”

Shrem previously served as an associate at CVC Credit Partners, where he supported trade execution and provided operational support to the credit team. At CVC, he individually managed the support process of $15 billion for the U.S. platform. Shrem also served as a senior associate at Prudential Financial, where he was responsible for coordinating the settlement process and trade assistance of bank loans under the investment operations team

“I look forward to leveraging my prior experience in my new role at ZCG,” Shrem said. “The firm’s credit platform is poised for continued success and I am excited to work closely with the team to execute on its differentiated investment strategies.”