Mathew Cestar joins ICG as Global Head of Credit

Mathew will lead new areas of innovation and help ICG to further strengthen its position in debt investing across private and public credit platforms, says CEO and CIO Benoit Durteste

ICG, the global alternative asset manager, today announced the appointment of Mathew Cestar as Global Head of Credit based in ICG’s London office. The newly created role will see Mathew provide strategic and operational leadership to ICG’s credit platform globally spanning private and public debt, as well as driving growth, development, and innovation. ICG’s global credit business is an industry leader with decades of investment excellence in private debt strategies as well as CLOs, liquid loans, multi-asset credit, and alternative credit. Mathew brings over 25 years’ experience in global capital markets, investment banking and technology to the role.

Mathew joins ICG from ION, a private fintech company with leading market positions in financial software and data, where he was CEO of ScION Tech Growth. Prior to this, Mathew held numerous leadership roles at Credit Suisse in London and New York. Most recently as Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets in London with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt and Equity Capital Markets and the Investment Banking sector and country coverage teams. In this role, Mathew also chaired the Global Credit Products Capital Commitment Committee in London and coordinated Credit Suisse’s underwriting and capital commitment activities. Over the course of his career, Mathew has led market leading franchises, built deep client relationships, serving private equity firms, corporates, institutional investors and entrepreneurs.

Benoît Durteste
Benoît Durteste

Benoît Durteste, CEO and CIO of ICG, said:

We are delighted to welcome Mathew to ICG. He joins with an impressive 25-year track record in credit markets, and this breadth and depth of experience will prove invaluable as he helps us to further strengthen our leading position in debt investing across our existing private and public credit platforms, as well as lead new areas of innovation.

Mathew Cestar, Global Head of Credit at ICG, added:

ICG has built a market-leading credit business globally since its inception, and I am delighted to be joining at such an exciting time for the firm. I look forward to working with the excellent teams across Europe in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid, and New York and Sydney as well as the broader ICG network, to help further advance the firm’s leading position.

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About ICG

ICG provides flexible capital solutions to help companies develop and grow. We are a leading global alternative asset manager with over 30 years’ history, managing $80.2bn of assets and investing across the capital structure. We operate across four asset classes: Structured and Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Assets, and Credit.

We develop long-term relationships with our business partners to deliver value for shareholders, clients, and employees, and use our position of influence to benefit the environment and society. We are committed to being a net zero asset manager across our operations and relevant investments by 2040.

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