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Dominic Ward

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Dominic has over 15 years experience in credit research and investing. Dominic is expert at identifying risk and reward across capital structures and monetizing those investment opportunities.

He leverages his background in high-yield/investment-grade fixed income securities, credit arbitrage, and structured credit and maintains a keen eye on volatility and changing market conditions.

Dominic is an entrepreneur at heart.  In early 2015, Dominic stepped away from the capital markets and took over the CEO role at CHARGED.fm, a technology start-up.  Founded in the summer of 2011, CHARGED was a social commerce marketplace where people bought and sold tickets to any event.  In addition, CHARGED provided box office software that managed mid-sized venues. 

In 2013, Dominic was a member of the founding team of Avalon Capital Management, an alternative investment management firm, based in Greenwich Connecticut, focused primarily on the following credit platforms: CLOs, Separately Managed Accounts, a Credit Hedge Fund and a series of Business Development Companies.  At Avalon, Dominic developed portfolio construction tools used to optimize investment in credit risk premium.  While at Avalon, Dominic focused on the Media and Telecom industries. 

Dominic co-founded Atlas Valley LLC in 2011 in New York to invest in charged-off and bankrupt consumer and commercial receivables.  At Atlas, Dominic originated and structured asset-based loans to buyers of distressed receivables. 

Prior to Atlas, Dominic worked as a Credit Analyst on the structured credit trading team at ZS Capital/DB Zwirn from April 2006 to March 2009 where he covered all non-financial sectors in North American and Western Europe.  From 2004-2005, Dominic worked as a Credit Analyst in capital structure arbitrage at Marin Capital in New York covering all industrial sectors in the US.