Creating value out of risk,
where others can't
SC Lowy is a high yield bond and distressed debt specialist. The firm facilitates primary issuance, secondary trading and investments with a primary focus on corporate bonds, loans, trade claims and special situations. SC Lowy’s in-house analysts cover the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, telecommunications, media, metals, mining, financials, shipping and real estate sectors for issuers based in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The business is headquartered in Hong Kong, with a team of investment professionals based in London, Milan, Seoul and New York. SC Lowy has built a global client network of over 800 international and regional banks, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity and pension funds, family offices and corporations, who either hold or trade in these instruments.
SC Lowy is majority owned by the founders, Michel Löwy and Soo Cheon Lee. As an owner managed business, SC Lowy fits the Universal Partners investment profile of investing in owner managed businesses which require growth capital to deliver their strategy.
Michel Löwy and Soo Cheon Lee co-founded the business in 2009 and the company has delivered consistent growth in profitability over the last 8 years under their leadership. Michel and Soo Cheon are entrepreneurs with a proven track record of building and managing businesses in this space and have a long history of working together. 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 was an early investor in the Japanese Non Performing Loan (NPL) sector in the late 1990s. Soo Cheon was previously 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 his Deutsche Bank role, Soo Cheon was a senior research analyst at Cargill’s Value Investment Group, based in Singapore.
Universal Partners and the consortium will be represented on the SC Lowy Board of Directors by Gary Burg, the co-founder of Global Capital with Larry Nestadt. Andrew Birrell will be an alternate director to Gary Burg.