Specialist Australian and New Zealand Private Debt investment manager Revolution Asset Management has appointed Steve Sutinen as portfolio manager and Lucie Bielczykova as associate portfolio manager to its private debt funds.
In the newly-created roles, they would work alongside founders Bob Sahota, Simon Petris and David Saija.
As portfolio manager, Sutinen would focus on the asset backed securities portfolio by managing the investment process including origination, due diligence and on-going monitoring of existing transactions.
Sutinen held a variety of roles within fixed income markets and spent 21 years at Challenger, within the Life Company as well as time in the fixed income team.
For the fixed income team he was most recently senior portfolio manager where he was responsible for the deployment of over $1 billion in the alternative debt portfolio.
Bielczykova would assist in managing senior secured assets which included corporate leveraged loans, private asset backed securities and real estate loans.
She joined from JANA where she was focused on fixed income research, portfolio construction and investment strategy advice for Australian and New Zealand institutional clients.
She had also held the role of fixed income portfolio analyst at Challenger, after beginning her career at Kapstream Capital, working alongside Sahota and Saija.
Bob Sahota, Revolution Asset Management chief investment officer, said both appointees were investment professionals of the highest calibre with extensive experience in private debt portfolio management and deal origination, structuring and analysis.
“They will be invaluable in driving investment performance and delivering on our portfolio objectives,” Sahota said.
“We look forward to continuing to cultivate our business by building strong, trusted relationships with our investors and growing our footprint both domestically and in New Zealand.”