Ivelina Green is the Founder and CIO of Pearlstone Alternative, a London-based credit asset manager focused on special situations and distressed investing. Ivelina and her team seek idiosyncratic opportunities with high execution complexity in companies which have come under cyclical and structural pressure.
Ivelina has over 19 years investing experience in Special Situations and European Credit.
Prior to launching Pearlstone, Ivelina was a Partner at CQS where she headed the Global Special Situations Group from July 2015 to September 2021.
In this capacity, she built and managed a global team of dedicated special situations analysts based in London, New York and Hong Kong. Over the years Ivelina and her team led many deal negotiations in loan-to-own and rescue financing situations where her relationships with traditional leverage finance lenders allowed for amicable solutions, sometimes in unfriendly jurisdictions.
Ivelina started her career at Goldman Sachs in 2004 in New York and later moved to London in 2007 where she rose to head the European Distressed Debt Trading business.
Ivelina has been actively involved in various Female Leadership and Mentoring Initiatives seeking to promote women in finance throughout her career. She was named to the Hedge Fund Journal’s Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2018. She was also recognized in the HFJ’s Global Report of Leading Portfolio Managers for 2021. Ivelina was recently named to the 2023 List of Women at the Forefront of Alternative Investments.
She was a Wien Scholar and holds a BA magna cum laude in Economics with concentrations in Mathematics, International Business and International Studies from Brandeis University.