Providing liquidity and superior execution services in distressed and special situation markets worldwide.

Fulcrum is a boutique investment firm specializing in the trading and analysis of distressed and special situation investment opportunities. Fulcrum focuses on legally intensive or litigation driven investments. Fulcrum combines the proprietary capital of its asset management division with an established market making desk to provide robust market liquidity on a worldwide basis.

We are a top-tier institution in the secondary market for distressed claims, litigation and other illiquid debt, having closed nearly $35 billion in trades since inception. As specialists in illiquid and distressed instruments and litigation, we regularly provide creative and bespoke solutions to our counterparties. Due to the firm’s extensive network we have the ability to participate in most situations regardless of size, complexity or geographic scope.

Our distressed trading activities focus on the financial obligations of leveraged and financially troubled corporations and sovereigns, with an emphasis on entities that are involved in a workout, restructuring or liquidation.

Our special situation activities focus primarily on private market transactions involving illiquid investment opportunities available in event-driven and inefficient trading environments. We tend to focus on litigation driven investments.

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What We Do

  • Loans

    Fulcrum transacts in syndicated, bi-lateral and club deal senior secured bank loans with an emphasis on inefficient markets and misunderstood capital structures.
  • Bonds

    Fulcrum transacts in secured and unsecured debentures with an emphasis on private placements, physical settle and other illiquid bond related instruments.
  • Claims

    Fulcrum transacts in insolvency claims worldwide with an emphasis on trade, lien, secured, priority and rejected contract claims. Fulcrum is creative with its structuring and focuses on large and complex transactions.
  • Litigation

    Fulcrum transacts in litigation driven investments including class action, group action, direct litigation and mass torts. Fulcrum also participates extensively in international arbitrations involving both sovereign and corporate related actors.
  • Structured Products

    Fulcrum transacts in distressed and broken down structured products with an emphasis on inefficient markets and misunderstood structures.
  • Other Illiquids

    Fulcrum transacts in other distressed and special situation illiquid instruments such as private CDs, post-reorg/special situation equities, and LP interests various troubled investment funds.

Meet the Fulcrum Team

We have the capacity to facilitate complex transactions end-to-end starting with counterparty identification/engagement and ending with trade closing and legal settlement.

  • Dubai, UAE
    Vice President
  • Austin, TX
    Managing Director
  • Austin, TX
    Head of Operations
  • Austin, TX
    Accounting Manager
  • London
    Managing Director
  • Beijing, China
    Vice President
  • London, UK
    Senior Vice President
  • London, UK
    Senior Vice President
  • Austin, TX
    Senior Vice President
  • Austin, TX
    Managing Director
  • Austin, TX
    Senior Vice President
  • Austin, TX
    Vice President
  • Austin, TX
    Marketing Director
  • Hong Kong, China
    Managing Director
  • Dubai, UAE
    Managing Director
  • Austin, TX
    Vice President
  • Austin, TX
    Co-Founder
  • Singapore
    Managing Director
  • Austin, TX
    Managing Director
  • Austin, TX
    Associate General Counsel
  • Dubai, UAE
    Trading Assistant
  • Austin, TX
    Trade Desk Attorney
  • Dallas, TX
    Head of Research
  • Austin, TX
    Co-Founder
  • Boston, MA
    General Counsel
  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Analyst

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