About us

Cairn Capital is a London-based alternative credit asset manager founded in 2004. Today, AUM stands at $9.2 billion* across a range of vehicles investing in performing loans, special situations, and structured credit. We invest across the capital structure and liquidity spectrum and specialise in combining deep fundamental research, rigorous quantitative analysis and seasoned structuring expertise to identify and unlock value. We apply this skill set to an unconstrained, innovative and thoughtful investment framework alongside robust risk management controls to capture the most attractive investment opportunities for a given risk-return objective. Cairn Capital is majority-owned by Mediobanca S.p.A. (“Mediobanca”), a leading Italian diversified financial services group.

Established in 2004

Proven resilience during periods of significant turbulence in credit markets

Specialist in Alternative Credit Asset Management

Offer a range of actively managed public and private alternative credit strategies

Strong Heritage in European Credit Markets

Exceptionally broad network and strong relationships across European capital markets participants

Majority-owned by Mediobanca since 2015

Mediobanca is a leading Italian diversified financial services group

Investing across a broad range of public and private credit instruments

Strong institutional backing

Global and diversified investor base

Our company in numbers

  • 18 year history
  • 66 colleagues**
  • 31 investment professionals
  • $9.2BN assets under management*

* As at 31 Mar 2022. AUM refers to assets under management and advice and includes CLOs which are managed by Cairn Loan Investments LLP (“CLI”) and Cairn Loan Investments II LLP (“CLI II”). CLI and CLI II are not affiliates of each other nor of Cairn Capital but Cairn Capital established them and provides them with support services.

** As at 31 Mar 2022. Includes 9 external analysts who are employees of Sutherland Global Services which has been providing credit research services to Cairn Capital since 2006.