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West Gate Horizons/MetWest launch Aristotle Credit Partners

West Gate Horizons Advisors is partnering with a team of veteran credit investors to form Aristotle Credit Partners. The union will create a larger, more diversified platform and client base, while offering institutional clients a broad suite of credit products.

Aristotle Credit Partners combines West Gate Horizons’ team and experience in managing bank loans with investment professionals specializing in managing high-yield bonds and high-grade corporate strategies. West Gate Horizons Advisors will continue to manage leveraged credit in the form of CLOs. Almost all its employees will hold similar positions at Aristotle Credit Partners.

Michael Hatley is portfolio manager for bank loans for Aristotle Credit Partners, Douglas Lopez will be the portfolio manager for high-yield strategies, and Terrence Reidt will be the portfolio manager for high-grade corporate strategies.

Hatley remains president and portfolio manager of West Gate Horizons Advisors, and Graydon Wilcox will continue as the CFO and CCO for West Gate Horizons Advisors while assuming the same responsibilities at Aristotle Credit.

Richard Hollander will serve as chairman of the Board of Aristotle Credit Partners. Through MetWest Ventures Hollander has been the majority owner of West Gate Horizons Advisors for more than eight years. He also serves as chairman of the board for Aristotle Capital Management, which with $6.6 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2013, will provide certain important administrative services to Aristotle Credit Partners. – Staff reports