Qasim AbbasSenior Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities,Europe at Blackstone
Qasim Abbas is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Tactical Opportunities, Europe. Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr Abbas was a Portfolio Manager with Trafalgar Asset Managers (a European credit-focused hedge fund), where he invested and traded in European Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Securities. Prior to that, he was responsible for establishing the Europe-focused mortgage loan portfolio trading and investment business at UBS in London, and previously spent eight years at Citigroup across emerging markets, securitization, and asset-backed special situations roles.
Mr Abbas has been responsible for leading several of the largest Tactical Opportunities European investments including Hipgnosis Song Management, NIBC, Ki Insurance, Rothesay Life, Northview Group, performing mortgage pool acquisitions, FinTech platforms as well as the establishment of de novo lending platforms. Qasim serves as a director of NIBC, The Northview Group, Ki Insurance and Lombard International, and was formerly a director of Rothesay Life.