Daire Wheeler

Daire Wheeler
Senior Executive Director

Daire joined Alcentra in July 2014 and is the deputy Portfolio Manager for Alcentra’s par loan funds, responsible for portfolio construction, optimisation and monitoring, and sitting on the European Investment Committee. Daire has experience of both par and distressed credit across a broad range of sectors and has previously acted as a senior analyst within the Alcentra credit team. Daire moved into the role of the deputy Loan Portfolio Manager following his role as the deputy Portfolio Manager for European High Yield.

Before joining Alcentra, Daire spent seven years as a credit analyst at Oak Hill Advisors, primarily focussing on European investments across the sub-investment grade universe in TMT, Leisure/Travel/Gaming, Infrastructure and Paper/Packaging sectors. Daire moved to Oak Hill in 2006 from JPMorgan’s Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets groups where he focussed on credit analysis.

He earned an M.B.S. from the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business (1st Class Honours) and a B.Sc. from the National University of Ireland, Galway (1st Class Honours).

Awards

  • EuroHedge Awards 2017 Winner
  • Barron’s
  • HFMWeek 2017 - European Performance Awards
  • Global Capital Awards 2016 - Best Institutional Investor in Senior Loans
  • ALT Credit Intelligence 2016 - European Performance Award
  • BarclayHedge 2015 - Ranked #1 in the Distressed Securities Category
  • CreditFlux 2015 - Manager Awards 2015
  • Private Debt Investor Awards 2014 - Deal of the Year
  • Private Debt Investor Awards 2014 - Direct Lender of the Year
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