Alexander Z. Blades
Mr. Alexander Blades has 18 years of investment experience and is a Partner at Paulson & Co. Inc., an investment management firm headquartered in New York and with offices in London and Hong Kong. Since joining Paulson in 2009, he has been involved in a number of the Firm’s investments across various sectors and all parts of the capital structure, with an emphasis on distressed situations. Mr. Blades has extensive experience in the work-out of non-performing loans and bonds, corporate recapitalizations and in- and out-of-court restructurings, and he especially focuses on investments that involve legal strategies, bespoke securities and other special situations. Prior to joining Paulson, he was a Vice President in the Bank Dept Portfolio Group at Goldman Sachs & Co in New York, where he also worked intensively in Goldman’s leveraged finance business. Previously, Mr. Blades practiced for nine years as a corporate lawyer at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Mayer Brown LLP, where he specialized in leveraged finance, bankruptcy and private equity transactions originating in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions.
Mr. Blades began his career and was raised in New Zealand. He graduated with a B.A. and LLB (Hons) (with first class honours) from Victoria University of Wellington in 1994 and an LL.M from the University of Chicago in 1997. Mr. Blades is a member of the New York State Bar and a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.