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Brad Bauer
Partner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Värde


Brad Bauer is a Partner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Värde Partners. In addition, he serves as the firm’s Global Head of Private Debt, Transportation and Energy, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Based in London, he joined the firm in 2007.

Brad has held numerous leadership positions throughout his time at Värde, including oversight of all non-investing functions. Prior to that, he was involved in managing the firm’s Corporate and Traded Credit team. Brad’s experience spans an array of industries and spectrum of credit markets.

Prior to joining Värde, Brad held senior investing and portfolio management roles focused on distressed debt and credit trading at both Deephaven Capital Management and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Prior to Ameriprise, he worked for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in the Middle-Market Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Brad received a B.S. in Finance from Iowa State University, where he also competed on the varsity golf team. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Agenda Sessions

  • Distressed, stressed and special situations: a deluge of opportunity?