Team
[Founders]
Marc Lasry
Sonia Gardner
U.S. Strategy
Shawn Foley
Jane Castle
Matthew Kimble
Randal Klein
Europe Strategy
Richard Furst
Jonathan Ford
Raul Ramirez
Peter Lockhead
Asia Strategy
Mark R. Harris
CLO Strategy
Jeff Gary
Real Estate Strategy
Ed Gellert
Robert Gellert
Private Equity Strategy
Stephen Trevor
Multi-Manager Strategy
Robert Russell
Public Fund Strategy
Jeff Gary
Accounting, Risk AND IT/Systems
Thomas Larkin
David Croen
Nish Kolonne
Legal and Compliance
Todd Greenbarg
Eric Ross
Jennifer Tang
Business Development
Cherie Alcoff
Julie Baumann
John Larkin
Randy Takian
Alexander Wolfman

Team

Richard Furst, Chief Investment Officer - Avenue Capital Group, and Senior Portfolio Manager - Avenue Europe Strategy

Mr. Furst is responsible for directing the investment activities of the Avenue Europe funds, and dedicates his time predominantly to the leadership of the Europe Strategy. He also serves as Avenue’s Chief Investment Officer and spends a portion of his time providing high-level investment oversight globally.***  Mr. Furst started with Avenue in 2004 as a Portfolio Manager for the U.S. Strategy, and prior to joining Avenue in 2004, he was a Portfolio Manager with Moore Capital Group, focusing on both U.S. and European distressed and high yield securities.  Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Head of the U.S. Special Situations Trading Group for Bank of America. Previously, Mr. Furst was a Vice President in the High Yield and Distressed Trading and Research Department of Salomon Brothers Inc, after serving as an Associate in the Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring Group.
 
Mr. Furst received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1986) and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University (1989).
 
 

*** The Senior Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Managers leading each of Avenue’s strategies are responsible for day-to-day investing and managing their independent investment teams within each of the respective strategies.