George G. Hicks

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Värde Management LP

George G. Hicks

George G. Hicks

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Värde Management LP

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Varde Partners Europe Ltd.
Värde Management LP
Värde Partners, Inc.

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Partner & Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Värde Management LP

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Executive Officer at The Varde Fund XI (B) (Feeder) LP

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Co-Chief Investment Officer at Värde Partners, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Varde Investment Partners Offshore Ltd.

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Executive Officer at Varde Investment Partners Offshore Ltd.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Värde Partners, Inc.

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Former Executive Officer at Varde Investment Partners LP

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Värde Partners, Inc.

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Executive Officer at The Varde Fund XI (B) (Feeder) LP

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Chief Compliance Officer at Värde Management LP

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George G. Hicks
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Värde Management LP
Education
BA in Economics & History Degree
Class of 1975

Gustavus Adolphus College prepares its students for fulfilling lives of leadership and service and is committed to the core values of excellence, community, justice, service, and faith. It is especially known for strong science, writing, music, athletics, and study abroad programs. The College hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference sanctioned by The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. The students, faculty, administration, staff and Board of Directors believe in a strong, open community where all citizens play a vital role. Gustavus has consistently produced graduates who lead lives of uncommon purpose and passion, and demonstrate that they make their lives count.

Juris Doctor

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Career History
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
2006 - Current

Värde Management LP (VMLP) serves as the investment advisor to various private funds which focus on global credit and event-driven strategies primarily within the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets. The funds may include closed-end funds and hedge funds. The closed-end funds are structured in a private equity format. Värde may also, on occasion, form co-investment vehicles to participate in certain investments alongside the private funds.Värde’s investing activities seek to invest in undervalued investment opportunities or inefficient markets and to invest in financial assets at a discount to their intrinsic value. The firm strives to identify catalysts for value recognition and to manage risk through diversified investment programs and trading strategies. The firm's offers several significant global investment strategies which encompass investments across the liquidity spectrum in a variety of segments.The Corporate Assets & Sovereign Debt segment includes investments in debt and equity instruments issued by corporate entities, as well as government-issued debt and also includes thematic investments within industries that are experiencing disruptions or distress.The Mortgages segment is comprised of investments in certain real estate mortgages, either directly or indirectly via securities that are backed by underlying real estate assets. This segment also includes investments in companies that originate and/or service such mortgages.The Real Estate segment focuses on investments that arise from lending to commercial entities that develop or manage real property assets, investments in loans and securities that are secured by commercial real estate assets and direct investments in real estate assets or companies that are involved in developing property or originating commercial real estate loans.The Transportation segment is comprised of investments in transportation and infrastructure assets, including loans secured by assets associated with the transportation and infrastructure sectors as well as investments in companies that operate in those sectors.The Specialty Finance segment focuses on investments in assets related to commercial and consumer credits, including credit cards, auto loans and small business loans as well as investments in companies that originate and/or service those credits.

Co-Founder
1993 - Current

Värde Partners, Inc. provides investment advisory services. It serves foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors and private clients. The company was founded by George G. Hicks, Gregory Scott McMillian and Marcia Lynn Page in 1993 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Managing Partner
1993 - Current

Part of Värde Management LP, Varde Partners Europe Ltd. is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm acts as an alternative investment manager. It was founded in 1993 by George G. Hicks and Marcia Lynn Page. George G. Hicks has been the CEO since the company founding.The company says this about itself: Värde Partners is a $13 billion global alternative investment firm that employs a value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including real estate, corporate credit, mortgages, specialty finance, real assets and infrastructure. The firm sponsors and manages a family of private investment funds with a global investor base that includes foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors and private clients. Founded in 1993, Värde employs nearly 300 people globally with regional headquarters in Minneapolis, London and Singapore.

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2012

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2010

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Värde Partners, Inc., KKR & Co., Inc., KVD Australia Pty Ltd., KVD Singapore Pte Ltd. purchase GE Capital /Australia & New Zealand Consumer Lending Bus from General Electric Capital Corporation, General Electric Company resulting in a new company Latitude Financial Services Australia Holdings Pty Ltd.

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The Varde Fund XI (A) (Feeder) LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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The Varde Fund XI (B) (Feeder) LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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