Highland Taps Greywolf's Krytzer For Business Development Role

Apr 18 2017 | 11:49pm ET

Global alternative credit specialist Highland Group has named Damon Krytzer as managing director focused on institutional business development. 

In his new role, Krytzer will focus on the credit space and overall growth and development of Highland’s institutional platform and product strategy, according to the company. He will be based in Dallas, Texas and report to Brad Eden, who joined Highland as global head of marketing and investor relations last year.

Krytzer joins Highland from Greywolf Capital Management, a $3 billion investment firm that specializes in corporate and structured credit. Prior to Greywolf, Mr. Krytzer was the head of portfolio strategy at Waverly Advisors, a tactical research and advisory firm. Krytzer spent the beginning of his career at UBS and Oppenheimer & Company in portfolio management roles. He is a CFA charterholder. 

The addition of Mr. Krytzer is part of Highland's ongoing commitment to reshape its institutional platform to meet the needs of investors in today's increasingly complex investment environment, Highland continued. 

"Damon brings to Highland a strong credit background and an understanding of what institutions are looking for from alternative investment managers," said Eden. "After operating in many different roles within our industry, from institutional allocation to portfolio management, Damon has a unique, multifaceted perspective on how to deliver investment solutions that not only meet but anticipate our clients' needs."

Founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada, Highland Capital Management manages approximately $15 billion in assets deployed in a wide variety credit hedge funds, long-only funds and separate accounts, distressed and special situation private equity, and CLOs. Highland also offers alternative investments, including emerging markets, long/short equities, and natural resources. 

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