Leadership

Mr. Horvath is Group Chief Executive Officer for Orchard Global Capital Group. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Horvath was Global Head of Synthetic Credit Origination, Structuring and Distribution at Merrill Lynch from 2005 to 2008. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Horvath was Global Co-Head of Structured Credit Distribution at JPMorgan, where he helped to grow the nascent credit derivatives market. Mr. Horvath began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he monitored the Mortgage-Backed Securities sector, as well as the bank and thrift industry. He received his BS in economics, international relations, and theology from Georgetown University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Horvath is a Trustee of the National Cathedral School as well as serving on their Finance Committee and Chairing their Investment Committee. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Washington National Cathedral where he serves on both the Finance and Investment Committees. He is on the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and is an active member of the Johns Hopkins Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council. Mr. Horvath is also the Chairman of the Board of the Hungarian American Institute.

Mr. Young is the Chief Investment Officer for OGAM and the senior portfolio manager for the EleganTree Fund, the EleganTree 2015 Tactical Fund, the Black Forest Fund, and the Taiga Fund. Mr. Young is registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore as an Authorized Representative for Orchard Global Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd.  Mr. Young began working with OGAM in 2009 and joined full time as a principal in 2010. Prior to OGAM, Mr. Young worked for Merrill Lynch International in London where he started and built up the Structured Illiquid Credit Trading desk, which executed a number of bespoke transactions including several regulatory capital-related trades. Before Merrill Lynch, Mr. Young worked for Deutsche Bank where he worked first in the firm’s Global Relative Value Group and then helped form a solutions-driven trading desk within the credit trading platform where he originated, structured and executed structured finance transactions. Mr. Young began his career in the property and casualty insurance sector where he specialized in working with natural resource companies to structure and place innovative insurance and re-insurance programs. Mr. Young received his BA (Hons) from the Plan II Honors program at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Mr. Bergeron is President and Group Chief Compliance Officer of OGAM. He is also an officer and director of the Canadian affiliate, OGAM Ltd. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the implementation firm strategy as well as heading the compliance effort of the company. Mr. Bergeron was a founder of the firm’s predecessor company Newshore Capital Group after leaving Deutsche Bank in 2001. At Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bergeron focused on equity derivatives and other structured products, as well as creating an immigration program financing business. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bergeron was a derivatives marketer and structurer at Bankers Trust, which merged with Deutsche. Earlier, he was a trader with Nomura Securities where he traded long bonds and provincial governments. Mr. Bergeron started his career at Casgrain & Company where he was responsible for provincial bond trading and sales, and covered a broad range of money managers, corporate treasuries, banks and government agencies across Canada. He earned his BComm from McGill University and is a CFA Charterholder since 1990 and is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as an advising representative (portfolio manager) of OGAM Ltd.

Ms. Scanlon is the Chief Operating Officer of OGAM. Prior to joining OGAM, Ms. Scanlon was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of UK based investment manager, Signal Capital. Before that, Ms. Scanlon was employed by Deutsche Bank from 2007 as a senior director in the Structured Finance division where she was responsible for the structuring and execution of complex financing transactions and structured products. Prior to Deutsche Bank, from 2000-2007, Ms. Scanlon pursued a career as a senior lawyer at Slaughter and May focusing on capital markets and acquisition finance acting for issuers, sponsors and banks. Ms. Scanlon graduated from Oxford University and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

Mr. Weber joined OGAM in its London office in 2012 as a principal and Head of Structuring. His primary responsibilities are transaction origination and structuring, and oversight of the firm’s European operations. Prior to joining OGAM, Mr. Weber had his own consulting business between 2011 and 2012, advising the Administrators of MF Global UK Limited (in special administration) and certain creditors of Lehman Brothers Finance S.A. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Weber headed the European Capital Markets and Derivatives unwind team for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in London. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Weber was a Managing Director at RBS, where he built the firm’s global fund derivatives business. Mr. Weber started his career at JPMorgan as one of the original members of the firm’s structured credit business. He holds a BA (Hons) from Colby College in Economics and Mathematics, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of London. Mr. Weber is a CFA Charterholder and an Overseer at Colby College.

Mr. Belt is Vice Chairman of Orchard Global Capital Group. Mr. Belt previously served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as Executive Director and CEO of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where he was responsible for leading the federal pension insurance program and overseeing a $60 billion investment portfolio. He also was appointed by President Bush to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board. Mr. Belt has held other executive and senior staff positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including as Senior Managing Director of the Milken Institute, chairman of Palisades Capital Management LLC, and counsel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Senate Banking Committee. He serves or has served on the boards of directors of Shenkman Capital Management, RMIT, Inc., and Zurich American Life Insurance Company (NY).  He recently was a member of the SOA Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Pension Plans. Mr. Belt received a BS in Business Administration (Hons) from the University of Nebraska, a JD from Georgetown University, and he completed the senior executive fellows program at Harvard University.

Mr. Michaud is General Counsel of Orchard Global Capital Group. He joined predecessor company Newshore Capital Group in 2006 and is an integral member of deal execution teams on structuring and legal issues. Prior to this, Mr. Michaud was Chief Operating Officer of Fairway Capital Management Corp. From 2002 to 2004, he was general counsel at Skylon Advisors Inc. and worked on CI's various transactions and mutual fund matters as corporate counsel when CI Mutual Funds acquired Skylon. Before Skylon, Mr. Michaud was Director for Regulatory Affairs at AT&T Canada Corp. Mr. Michaud articled at McMillan LLP in Toronto and practiced in the areas of contract, competition, banking and securities law. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Wales and holds LLB and BCL degrees from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Mr. Michaud is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Mr. Tan is Head of Legal Structuring at OGAM, in addition to Chief Executive Officer of OGAM Singapore and Head of Asia Pacific.  He joined OGAM in 2012 and is responsible for legal structuring and deal execution in the investment team. He also leads origination, structuring, business development and client management in Asia Pacific. Previously, Mr. Tan was at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong where he led the fund solutions business in Asia within the securities division. He established and developed the fund-linked business through originating, structuring and marketing efforts in the region. Prior to this, Mr. Tan was instrumental in forming the structured funds business at HSBC Global Markets in London and subsequently co-heading the business in Asia. Mr. Tan began his career at Allen and Overy LLP in London, specializing in structured finance and derivatives law. He received his MA (Hons) in Jurisprudence from Trinity College, Oxford University. Mr. Tan is a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales and an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Mr. Ruthard is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Orchard Global Asset Management.  He is responsible for external and internal reporting, the control environment, managing back-office personnel and operations and other standard duties associated with the CFO role.  Mr. Ruthard joined Orchard from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where his practise focussed on audit clients in the financial services industry and providing advisory services on SEC and OSC reporting and regulatory compliance.  While at PwC, Mr. Ruthard was twice seconded to Barrick Gold Corporation, once to its Treasury Group and once to its Corporate Development Group.  Mr. Ruthard began his career at the Royal Bank of Canada in global equity securities lending.   He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.   Mr. Ruthard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) in Canada.

Mr. Ford is a principal of OGAM and overseas the Toronto office. Mr. Ford was previously Head of Capital Markets of Newshore, with responsibility for managing short-term assets and liabilities, overseeing a liability book of over $6.6 billion. Prior to this, Mr. Ford was Co-Head of the Global Markets Canadian franchise at Deutsche Bank. His diverse responsibilities between 1994 and 2007 included running the capital markets group and managing both relative value and structured credit sales teams. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Ford was at Security Pacific Bank in London and moved to Toronto with the bank in 1988 where he ran a capital markets arbitrage and structured finance team. Mr. Ford began his financial career at the First National Bank of Chicago in 1980 and helped start their swap group in 1982. He holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.