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Ivelina Green
Global Head of Special Situations, Partner at CQS


Ivelina Green is a Partner at CQS where she heads the Special Situations Group. In this capacity, she manages a global team of dedicated distressed analysts based in London, New York and Hong Kong. The team seeks idiosyncratic opportunities with high execution complexity in companies which have come under cyclical and structural pressure. In recent years, Ivelina and her team have led many restructuring and deal negotiations in both loan-to-own situations and in instances where deeply rooted relationships with the traditional “levfin” (leveraged finance) lending base has allowed for amicable solutions in unfriendly jurisdictions. 

Ivelina and her team have also become highly influential in multiple situations, leading Steering Committees and taking roles on Boards seeking to drive superior outcomes and returns for their portfolio companies. In addition to her work commitments, Ivelina has been actively involved in various Female Networking and Mentoring initiatives seeking to promote women in finance throughout her career at Goldman Sachs and now at CQS. She was most recently named on the HF Journal’s 2018 list of Leading Women in Hedgefunds. Ivelina started her career at Goldman in 2004 in New York, and moved to London in 2007 to focus on European Distressed Debt Trading and Investing. She holds a BA in Economics alongside minors in International Business, Mathematics and International Studies from Brandeis University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Distressed investing: are the right conditions finally around the corner?