OUR TEAM

SENIOR INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT TEAM

Pearl Diver’s highly experienced team brings together best-in-class quantitative analytics and structuring skills with a deep “look through” credit expertise in the underlying asset pools. Prior to founding Pearl Diver Capital, the partners held senior roles in sell side investment banking in the areas of fixed income, securitisation and structured finance, and on the buy side, in corporate credit, trading and loan portfolio management.
  • INDRANIL BASU

    CEO, Managing Partner and Founder

  • CHANDRAJIT CHAKRABORTY

    CIO, Managing Partner and Co-Founder

  • MATTHEW LAYTON

    Partner

Neil brings in more than 25-years experience in European Securitised Products, ABS & Structured Finance. Prior to founding Pearl Diver Capital, Neil served in variety of senior roles, most recently as Managing Director and European Head of Structured Products at institutions such as Nomura Securities and Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo).

He has led a variety of securitisation transactions in asset classes ranging from consumer loans, mortgages, emerging market future flow assets, to sports event receivables, leveraged loans & high yield, ABS, private equity and hedge fund portfolios.

He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, USA.

Chandrajit brings in over 20-years of experience as a structured finance banker, structurer and trader, covering stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. He was responsible for originating and structuring several innovative transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed securitisation products.

Chandrajit was formerly a bond trader managing a trading book for corporate credit and sovereign debt. He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and holds a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from London Business School (LBS).

Matthew has 15 years of buy-side credit experience in leverage finance.

Matthew was formerly a Credit Analyst with Alcentra where he covered €1.5 billion of exposure across Publishing, Media, Leisure and Gaming, Restaurants and Environmental Services.

His experience covers fundamental credit analysis of investments across the entire capital structure in levered private equity owned companies.

He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Wales, Swansea.