Silver Point Capital

Silver Point Capital, founded in 2001 by Goldman Sachs Group alumni Edward Mulé and Robert O’Shea, has the ultimate comeback story. The Greenwich, Connecticut–based hedge fund firm was down 35 percent between June 2007 and December 2008, and assets sank from $9.3 billion to $6.5 billion from start to finish in 2008. But Silver Point aggressively rebounded through investments in corporate bankruptcies, restructurings and financial liquidations that resulted from the crisis. Silver Point Capital Offshore rose 44.24 percent in 2009 and between 16 and 20 percent in three of the four ensuing years; it produced single-digit gains in 2011. The credit-focused, distressed firm profited tremendously from central bank activity in 2012 that led to profitable credit investment opportunities, too. Its top winners that year included…

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