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Rafael Castro
Senior Investment Manager, Member of Investment Committee at Aberdeen Standard Investments


Rafael Castro is a Senior Investment Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments and has been with Hark Capital since its inception. Mr. Castro is responsible for origination, execution and asset management of Hark Capital’s investments.

Prior to joining Enhanced Capital, which incubated Hark Capital prior to selling it to Aberdeen Standard in May 2018, Mr. Castro was Managing Director of Velocity Capital Advisors LLC, where he originated and managed a portfolio of corporate debt. Previously, Mr. Castro spent four years at Ableco Finance LLC, the private lending arm of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., where he managed a $450 million special situation loan portfolio. Mr. Castro also worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets and LabMorgan, JP Morgan’s e-finance venture capital group. Mr. Castro received an A.B. from Harvard University and a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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  • Niche and speciality finance: a late cycle phenomenon?