The debt specialist will lead a new dedicated strategy to invest in real estate credit opportunities globally.
The appointment forms part of Tikehau’s push to build stronger relationship with investors across the MENA region.
In the new role, Kevin Lawi will work with leading private equity sponsors and corporates to target opportunities across the capital structure.
The large asset manager will assume management of a CLO fund that was launched by MeDirect and is planning other strategic moves in the asset class.
Vincent Gombault, a two-decade veteran of the firm, oversaw a strategy that has grown to account for around half of the investment giant's $103bn in AUM.
The hires follow a reorganisation of the business to focus on private credit origination.
Bennett Goodman
GSO Capital Partners co-founder Bennett Goodman is a leading figure in the formation of Hunter Point Capital, which will invest in, and provide advice to, alternative asset managers.
The new arrangement will see Piers Dennison take up the role of chairman of investor relations.
The former head of Goldman Sachs's private credit group in the Americas is charged with expanding the tech specialist’s fledgling credit business.
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