What we do

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.

  • IG and Non-IG Bonds
  • Single Name and Index CDS
  • Leveraged Loans
  • Public Structured Credit
Invest across public and private credit instruments
  • Public
  • Private
  • Risk Transfer
  • Speciality Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Debt
  • Private Securitisations

How we do it

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Search for opportunities where it is possible to capture compelling risk-adjusted returns


Combine fundamental and quantitative analysis to form a differentiated perspective and uncover opportunities


Exercise disciplined risk management throughout the entire investment process including recognising when an opportunity has run its course


Invest in robust technology and infrastructure to provide a solid foundation and support future growth


Develop suitable and flexible structures for investors to efficiently access our capabilities that can withstand the test of time


Focus on preserving capital during challenging market environments such that we are best positioned to grow our investors’ capital during more favourable periods

Why Cairn Capital?

Institutional Yet Entrepreneurial

We have an institutional-grade investment management platform yet maintain the creative spirit and nimbleness of a boutique

Collaborative Approach

We operate as a collaborative investment team comprised of asset class and industry specialists with all investment decisions made in our London office

Disciplined Investment Process

We manage every investment strategy according to a disciplined investment process with oversight by a formal Investment Committee as well as our independent risk management team

Centralised Decision Making

Our CIO is a member of every Investment Committee, ensuring continuous exchange of market insights and observations as well as a comprehensive top down view on relative value

Partnership Mentality

We seek to develop durable and mutually beneficial relationships with investors that can withstand and adapt to changing market environments

Strong and Trusted Pedigree

We have earned the trust and respect of some of the world's largest financial markets participants over the course of our long history, affording us access to opportunities that some of our peers do not share

* As at 26 Feb 2021. 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. Public AUM includes leveraged loans held in CLO vehicles managed by CLI and CLI II. Source: Cairn Capital.