Mr. Liptak has over 23 years’ experience in the global distressed and special situations market. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Liptak headed up the Asian distressed and special situations trading desks for Citigroup and Banc of America based in Hong Kong and was responsible for strategy and all capital commitments for the Asia market focusing on distressed / stressed credit products, private equity, NPL portfolios and rescue financings. Prior to coming to Asia in 1998, Mr. Liptak worked in New York for UBS (’97 to ’98) on the Global High Yield / Distress trading desk. Mr. Liptak began his career at CS First Boston (’93 to ’97) on the US High Yield desk conducting high yield research. Mr. Liptak holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from University of South Carolina and a M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.