Southpaw Asset Management LP ("Southpaw") is an investment manager focused on opportunistic corporate credit investments primarily in stressed and distressed securities. Southpaw places an emphasis on capital preservation through a disciplined, fundamental, bottoms-up based selection process and intensive risk management.
Southpaw was founded in 2005 by Howard Golden and Kevin Wyman (the "Founders"). The Founders have lengthy industry experience at firms including Chase Securities, Inc., Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., CIBC Oppenheimer Corp. and MJ Whitman Senior Debt Corp.
Immediately prior to forming Southpaw in 2005, Mr. Golden and Mr. Wyman served as Managing Directors of Ramius Capital Group, LLC. During their five-year tenure at Ramius, they co-founded and headed the RCG Carpathia Master Fund, Ltd. and related assets which employed a Credit Opportunities/Distressed strategy.
The Founders are supported by a seasoned analyst team and experienced operations and support professionals.