HISTORY

Angelo Gordon was founded in 1988.  Since then, we have grown in people, offices, strategies and assets, but throughout our nearly 30 year history, our commitment to our clients has remain unchanged.

1988

Angelo Gordon founded by John Angelo & Michael Gordon in New York


Launched Distressed Debt, Convertible & Merger Arbitrage strategies

  • The firm was founded with three strategies in which the team had 15 years of prior experience. There was little competition in these areas, and spreads were attractive.

1993

Opportunistic Real Estate strategy (U.S.) launched

  • In the early 1990’s, the real estate capital markets were seriously dislocated. Our purchases of distressed debt of bankrupt real estate companies led us to begin investing in opportunistic real estate.

Multi-Strategy platform launched

  • We created a platform encompassing a number of Angelo, Gordon strategies, which allowed us to tactically shift asset allocation to reflect the firm’s view on opportunities at the given time.

1996

Private Equity strategy launched

  • Our private equity strategy leveraged the firm’s platform and extensive network to focus on middle market growth investments.

1998

Leveraged Loans strategy launched

  • Leveraged Loans was as an extension of our distressed debt business, giving us access to a full range of products in the senior secured debt market.

2000

London office opened

2001

Los Angeles office opened

2002

Core Plus Real Estate strategy launched

  • Core Plus Real Estate built on our real estate business to capture high yields on high-quality real estate which could benefit from our operating partner network and entrepreneurial investment style.

2003

Diversified Credit strategy launched

  • Diversified Credit arose from the firm’s leveraged loan and convertible arbitrage disciplines, and allowed the firm to expand its expertise in the broader credit markets.

2005

Hong Kong office opened


Asia Real Estate strategy launched

  • As we looked for international real estate opportunities, Asia real estate showed the greatest potential for high risk-adjusted returns, leading us to apply our U.S. opportunistic real estate investing model in Asia.

Net Lease Real Estate launched

  • Drawing on the firm’s credit expertise and real estate underwriting skills, we created and structured Net Lease Real Estate to focus on below-investment grade tenants.

2006

Commercial Real Estate Debt and Loan Origination strategy launched

  • Commercial Real Estate Debt takes advantage of our credit-focused culture and in-house private and public real estate expertise to capitalize on mispricings in the commercial real estate debt market.

Amsterdam office opened


Seoul office opened

2008

Residential and Consumer Debt strategy launched

  • We formed the Residential and Consumer Debt strategy to capitalize on the dislocation in the mortgage and consumer fixed income sectors and take advantage of our expertise in credit, trading and research-driven investing.

2009

Public-Private Investment Partnership

  • In 2009, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation launched the Public-Private Investment Partnership (PPIP) to unlock frozen credit markets and expand lending activity in the U.S. Angelo, Gordon, in partnership with General Electric Capital Corporation, was a participant in this program.

Europe Real Estate Strategy Launched

  • Having reviewed the Europe real estate markets for a decade, it wasn’t until after the global financial crisis – which resulted in depressed property prices and significantly curtailed liquidity – that Angelo, Gordon began finding compelling investment opportunities in this sector.

Tokyo office opened

2013

Energy strategy launched

  • The Energy strategy was another extension of our credit capabilities and launched to focus on capital-intensive energy companies consistently underserved by more traditional capital markets.

Houston office opened


San Francisco office opened

2014

Middle Market Direct Lending strategy launched

  • The Middle Market Direct Lending strategy shares Angelo Gordon’s historical approach of senior secured lending with a focus on limited volatility and strong downside protection.

Chicago office opened

2016

In Memoriam:  John M. Angelo


Frankfurt office opened


Milan office opened

2017

Liquid Credit strategy launched

  • The Liquid Credit strategy was introduced to invest in adjacent areas of credit markets - predominantly High Yield and Investment Grade - with an aligned, fundamental approach and conservative, downside protection orientation.

Josh Baumgarten and Adam Schwartz join Michael Gordon as co-CIO’s.