Timothy C. Bennett joined Fulcrum as general counsel in 2017 after nearly fourteen years of law firm experience. He also serves as the risk manager for Fulcrum’s investment committee. Before Fulcrum, Mr. Bennett was senior counsel with Seyfarth Shaw and the leader of that firm’s Global Distressed, Illiquid and Special Situations Trading group. Prior to that role, he was an associate in the banking and finance group in the New York office of the global law firm Clifford Chance. Mr. Bennett has broad experience in corporate, finance and bankruptcy law matters. His law firm practice focused on advising clients in the development and implementation of trading and investment strategies and negotiating transactions on their behalf. Mr. Bennett received his JD and MBA (Finance) from Seton Hall University and his BA (History) from The College of the Holy Cross, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts. He resides in Andover, MA, with his wife, three children, and beagle, where he is a coach and vice president of the Andover Hockey Association and a religious education teacher at St. Augustine’s Church.
Mr. Castelino serves as Managing Director and Senior Executive Officer at Fulcrum Capital (Dubai) Ltd. Mr. Castelino has over 15 years of institutional investment experience. Prior to joining Fulcrum, he allocated capital across alternative strategies for a private foundation. He also worked for an alternative investment manager focused on investing capital in real estate equity and debt markets. He began his career at Wachovia Securities as an investment banking analyst focused on origination and securitization of structured products. Mr. Castelino received his M.B.A. from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and B.S. from Syracuse University.
Mr. Hamilton has over 16 years of experience in the global distressed market. Prior to founding Fulcrum, he was a Managing Director and Head of Private Debt Trading for APS Capital Corp., a distressed investment boutique focusing on trade claims and bank debt research, sales and trading. Mr. Hamilton started his career at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP working in the firm’s corporate and securities section. He attended San Jose State University on a Division I baseball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Administration of Justice and a concentration in Finance. He is also a graduate of UC Hastings Law School where he earned his J.D. Mr. Hamilton serves on the Board of Directors of CASA of Travis County, a non-profit that serves and advocates for abused and neglected children.
Mr. Horrigan has over 22 years of experience in the global distressed market. Prior to founding Fulcrum, he was a Senior Vice President on the Credit Sales and Trading desk at APS Financial. Prior to joining APS, Mr. Horrigan worked in the Mortgage Strategies group at PaineWebber. He earned his MBA from the University of Texas and graduated with honors from the Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to beginning his career in finance, Mr. Horrigan worked as an Aerospace Structural Design Engineer for both General Dynamics and NASA.
Mr. King serves as Director of Research at Fulcrum. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. King was a senior analyst at Beach Point Capital Management LP, a credit hedge fund focused on stressed/distressed opportunities, where he invested across the capital structure and participated on creditor committees. Before Beach Point, Mr. King was an analyst at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, where he analyzed and invested in distressed/event-driven opportunities. Prior to Monarch, Mr. King worked in the Recapitalization and Restructuring group at Jefferies & Company, where he helped guide numerous debtors and creditor committees through restructurings as a financial advisor. Mr. King graduated with a degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Mr. Shepherd serves as the Head of Distribution. Mr. Shepherd has over 18 years of experience in EM Credit trading markets. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Shepherd headed up the Asian credit trading operations at BGC Partners (a division of Cantor Fitzgerald). There he was responsible for flow trading of both Asian and Australasian securities, focusing on High Yield and Distressed products, as well as credit default swaps and both onshore RMB and Dim Sum credit products. Prior to Asia, Mr. Shepherd worked in London for Cantor Fitzgerald on the Emerging Market and Brady Bonds desk, covering Eastern European and LATAM credit.