COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
The special knowledge that underpins SC Lowy’s unique model springs from a team committed to establishing the only independent fixed income specialist with full investment bank capabilities. The founders created SC Lowy in the belief that the market needed a less bureaucratic, more responsive type of service to build a legacy of enduring investment banking excellence.
Our management team
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
In 2009, Michel Löwy co-founded SC Lowy. As CEO, Michel brings more than 20 years of experience building teams. The firm’s professionals combine decades of industry leadership across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, focusing on loans, bonds, trade claims and special situations.
Prior to founding SC Lowy, Michel led Deutsche Bank’s strategic investment group and built market-leading franchises in Asia, Japan and Latin America. Previously, he built Cargill’s Value Investment Group in Singapore and invested in the first Japanese NPLs in the late 1990s.
Michel started his career at Arthur Andersen in Brussels. He holds an MA in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School and is a European Certified Financial Analyst.
In 2012, Michel was honoured with the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award.
SOO CHEON LEE
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Prior to founding SC Lowy, Soo Cheon was Managing Director and Head of in-house Research and Trading at Deutsche Bank’s Distressed Products Group in Asia Pacific, managing a diversified trading book, hard asset real estate holdings and significant distressed non-performing loan portfolios across Asia.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Soo Cheon was a senior research analyst at Cargill’s Value Investment Group, based in Singapore. Soo Cheon holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and is a US Certified Public Accountant.
CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD OF SALES
Jamie oversees sales and distribution for SC Lowy’s Asian clients. He has over 15 years’ experience with distressed-focused and special-situations transactions including structuring, negotiating and executing large complex corporate restructurings and single asset trading names.
Previously he held positions at Abax Global Capital in Hong Kong and Avenue Capital Group in New York and Hong Kong. Before Avenue, he was an attorney in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and an associate in JP Morgan’s emerging markets derivatives group in New York.
SC LOWY EUROPE
Peter Tolhurst joined SC Lowy in 2012 and is responsible for European strategy. Peter was formerly Global Co-Head of Strategic Investment Group at Deutsche Bank, with specific responsibilities for Europe, Asia and Japan.
Previous roles at Deutsche Bank included oversight of the Strategic Investment Group portfolio investment business and special situation business. Peter also set up and ran Deutsche Bank’s business in Japan and China.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, he established and managed Cargill’s Asia Pacific Value Investment business. Peter earned an MBA from City University (London) and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology.
HEAD OF SOURCING
David has over 15 years’ experience within the restructuring and corporate finance markets, both as an advisor and investment professional. He has led SC Lowy’s sourcing capabilities since inception in 2009.
In 2014, David relocated from Head Office in Hong Kong to London to lead the expansion of SC Lowy’s European business, designed to replicate the proven model of providing value and liquidity options in the region.
David is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics.
Mihir has over 10 years of experience in capital markets, including restructuring, M&A, leveraged finance and debt capital markets.
Previously, Mihir was working with Deutsche Bank and One East Partners in New York.
Mihir graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Michigan with a BS in Economics and Financial Mathematics.
HEAD OF DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS
Florian joined SC Lowy in February 2015 as Head of Debt Capital Markets. Florian is a veteran of Asia’s debt markets, having served the industry for more than 20 years. During this time, he has originated and executed numerous bond issues including several landmark and award-winning high-yield bond offerings, notably debut transactions for Vingroup (Vietnam,) Mongolian Mining Corp (Mongolia), eAccess (Japan), Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (Indonesia) and Indika Energy (Indonesia).
Prior to joining SC Lowy, Florian worked with ING, Bank of America and HSBC, having started his career with Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA degree from Westfälische Wilhelms–Universität Münster.
Florian is the author of acclaimed reference book “A Guide to Asian High Yield Bonds – Financing Growth Enterprises” published by Wiley in 2008 and second edition in 2014.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & GENERAL COUNSEL
Steve Lyons joined SC Lowy in 2010 and oversees all operations and risk assurance. Steve has over 15 years of legal, operations and transaction experience, including nine years in the banking and project finance group of a leading law firm.
Steve holds a JD and MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Stanford University.