TowerBrook and Lippmann’s LibreMax open new CLO equity shop

US asset manager LibreMax is teaming up with investment management firm TowerBrook to form a fund that will invest in equity tranches of deals issued by LibreMax’s CLO platform Trimaran, a firm it acquired in December 2018.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 08 Apr 2019

LibreMax was founded in 2010 by Greg Lippmann, the Deutsche Bank trader who helped design the trade against mortgage-backed securities that became known as the Big Short. The company invests across structured products and acquired Trimaran at the end of last year.

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