Martin Crabtree

COO

  • Based in London, UK
  • Leads the Group’s back office and administration activities

Martin offers more than 35 years in banking and fund management with management roles in leading financial institutions in the London market.

After initial training in Midland Bank International (1979 – 1981), Deutsche Bank (1981 – 1983) and Marine Midland (1983 – 1985) Martin joined Credit Suisse in London where he progressed through back and middle office roles and assumed the position of VP & Head of Loan Operations managing a team of 24 staff which supported corporate banking, syndications, leveraged finance, emerging markets and real estate activities. He also created and managed three teams supporting US$ 5 billion of portfolio assets (1985 – 2005).

Martin left Credit Suisse to head the loan operation activities for CQS (UK) LLP where he also established and managed € 1.2 billion of CLO’s (2006 – 2009) and later joined the London based alternate investment fund group HayFin Capital (which has AUM of more than € 4 billion) as a founding member (2009 – 2016).

Martin joined BPA International Group in 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer.

Key References

  • A founding member of HayFin Capital which is a London based alternate investment fund manager with more than € 4 billion AUM.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing 3 CLO’s amounting to € 1.2 billion.
  • Established and managed 3 middle office support teams covering a portfolio of US$ 5 billion and supporting secondary loan trading, documentation, loan agency/syndications and real estate finance.
  • Led a team of 24 staff supporting corporate banking, syndications & leveraged finance, emerging markets and real estate.
  • Managed the loan administration team responsible for US$ 10 billion commitments in the Credit Suisse London Branch Corporate Banking Division.