Established in 1995 by Jon Bauer, Janice Stanton and Gil Tenzer, Contrarian is a distressed investing specialist with one of the most stable portfolio management teams in the industry. Jon and Janice have been managing portfolios of distressed securities together since 1986 (joined by Gil in 1993) when they ran the Distressed Debt and Trade Claims businesses for Oppenheimer & Co. (“OPCO”). The continuity of senior management provides Contrarian with a significant competitive edge in sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities, as well as navigating the portfolio through multiple business cycles.
Contrarian has a team of 53 highly experienced professionals, 29 of whom are involved with the portfolio management, research, sourcing and trading of our investments.
Our global headquarters is in Greenwich (CT), with regional investment research offices in Paris (France), São Paulo (Brazil), and Hong Kong (China SAR).
Contrarian is a 100% partner & employee owned, SEC registered investment adviser and Qualified Professional Asset Manager (“QPAM”).