Alan Kerr set to leave GSO

Kerr is a senior managing director at GSO and joined the firm in 2012 following the Harbourmaster acquisition. He will take on a senior advising role at the firm before his departure later this year.

Alan Kerr is set to leave his role as senior managing director at GSO Capital Partners later this year.

Kerr joined in 2012 following GSO’s takeover of Harbourmaster Capital, an investment management firm he co-founded in 2001. In his role at GSO, he headed up the firm’s European customised credit strategies (CCS) business.

A spokesman confirmed he will continue in his role until May, while overseeing a transitional period passing on responsibilities to Alex Leonard and Fiona O’Connor. After May he will continue in a senior advisor role before leaving the firm later this year.

Both Leonard and O’Connor joined the firm following the Harbourmaster merger. O’Connor is head of European credit research for CCS and Leonard is a senior portfolio manager. Both will report to Dan Smith, GSO’s global head of CCS.

GSO co-founders Bennett Goodman and Tripp Smith said: “GSO’s European CCS business has prospered over the last five years under his leadership. He has been a great partner and we are pleased that the firm will continue to benefit from his experience and advice as a senior advisor.”