Akcan has spent 4.5 years working for McKinsey & Company’s Banking & Finance team in London and Dubai. During his tenure at McKinsey, Mr. Ak has advised major banks across Europe, APAC and the Middle East. Akcan is a Graduate in International Business and has a Masters degree in Investment and Finance. When not working, Akcan likes to socialize with family and friends and play sports.
Andy serves as Global head of operations for Fulcrum Capital. Andy spent the last 9+ years leading multiple revenue generating teams at Enverus. Enverus (formerly known as Drillinginfo) is the largest SaaS company solely dedicated to serving the energy market. Enverus was recently acquired by Hellman & Friedman, a premier global private equity firm. When not working, Andy loves spending time with his wife Jessica and his 2.5 year old son Hayes. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves being in the Texas hill country or on the coast fishing.
Based from the Austin office, Amelia Harris serves as Head of Operations for Fulcrum’s trading desk. She has 10 years of paralegal experience with knowledge in the areas of settlement negotiations, litigation, contract law, and personal injury. She played clarinet throughout college and obtained her bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a minor in English, in 2011, then went on to report for a mid-sized newspaper for several years before entering the legal field in 2013. In 2018, Amelia and her husband moved from Arkansas to Austin, where they now reside with their two toddler girls and two seventy-pound dogs. Amelia enjoys spending free time with her family.
Annie Wang – 王溪蔚
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting manager, Mrs. Wang has been managing the accounting function of Fulcrum Capital for 6 years. She monitors multiple financial procedures and ensured implementation of federal and state regulations. Mrs. Wang earned her MS in Accounting degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and has passed all four sections of the CPA exam.
Bankim Mitra – 班金 米恰.
Mr. Mitra serves as Managing Director and Head of APAC Distribution at Fulcrum, and is based in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in Financial Markets. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Mitra was at HSBC Singapore, responsible for coverage of Institutional Clients across South East Asia. He has extensive experience in Sourcing and Distribution of Performing & Distressed Loans, Special Situations, Private Credit, Financing, Structured Credit and Bonds. Mr.Mitra is a CFA Charter holder and earned his MBA qualification from Indian Institute of Management and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University.
Ben Chen – 陈堃
Prior to joining Fulcrum, Ben provided restructuring services as a senior manager of an international consulting firm. He is experienced in various judicial and administrative procedures. Ben spent over nine years managing banking NPLs, especially Non-performing assets in North China related to iron, steel, coke, real estate as well as processing and manufacturing industries. He is also well versed in developing turnaround strategies to improve assets value and mitigate risk for stakeholders by overseeing and being actively involved in due diligence, consulting design, commercial negotiation, timing, and cost controlling.
Mr. Whitty serves as Senior Vice President at Fulcrum Capital. Based in the London office he is responsible for sourcing and distribution across Europe. Mr. Whitty has over 19 years experience in the financial markets having spent the last decade in the global distressed/special situations space. Prior to joining Fulcrum, he spent the majority of his career working for a boutique investment firm in London which specializes in trading illiquid and distressed credit. He was responsible for sourcing bank debt and bankruptcy claims with a focus on Chapter 11 and Sovereign claims. Up until recently, he set up the distressed trading desk for a multinational brokerage firm covering NPL’s, single names & portfolios, special situations and Private Debt.
Mr. Foo serves as Senior Vice President at Fulcrum Capital in London, and is responsible for research coverage across the EMEA region. Prior to joining Fulcrum he co-established Morgan Stanley’s European Restructuring Team in London, where he was responsible for protecting the bank’s assets by maximizing recoveries through either formal or informal restructuring processes. With over 10 years’ experience in distressed debt, banking and risk management, he has also held various positions at Bank of America and National Australia Bank. A key part of Mr Foo’s focus at Fulcrum will be expanding our European research coverage and capabilities. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a graduate of the University of Melbourne with a degree in Commerce.
Mr. Morales is Senior Vice President of Legal and LatAm at Fulcrum Capital and is based out of Fulcrum’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. His practice focus is in legal claims and, regionally, in Latin America. Prior to transitioning to his current position, Mr. Morales was a part of Fulcrum’s legal department and held the position of Trade Desk Attorney. Mr. Morales is a member of the State Bar of California and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
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.