Meet the Team

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Mansoor (Manny) Malbari

mmalbari@methodicalmgmt.com

Manny’s 25+ years of operational, portfolio management and trading experience spans a wide spectrum of fixed income investments, with a particular focus on structured products and whole loans. Manny has managed groups of up to 40 investment professionals and has a proven track record of delivering sterling returns. Prior to co-founding Methodical, Manny was a partner and managing director and served as the consumer group COO for Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Manny’s buy side experience over the last 25+ years has lasted through multiple investment cycles and covered a plethora of assets in the secured and unsecured, consumer and commercial loan space. Most recently at Angelo, Gordon & Co., Manny served as COO for the Consumer group, a team which was comprised of 25+ staff in New York and 20+ staff in Miami, where he interfaced daily with the firm’s risk, accounting, marketing, technology, compliance, and operations groups as well as investors. His responsibilities included overseeing the daily operations of trading desks and portfolios, managing cross-trades and compliance, initiating and managing the opening of entities, accounts and agreements. Manny was instrumental in building the group’s business; prior to his time as COO, he was a portfolio manager and trader and helped raise money and invest proceeds in one of the largest TALF funds and best performing PPIP funds in the government’s private public partnership investment program. Prior to Angelo, Gordon & Co., Manny ran a mortgage correlation strategy at D.B. Zwirn & Co./ZS Structured Credit Capital for two years. He also spent time at Eurohypo investing on behalf of the bank in the structured products space and ABCP program. While at Fannie Mae in the early 2000s, Manny invested the firm’s capital in the then newly created Agency Spec Pools, Alt-A and Subprime securities. Manny began his career on the buy side at Hanwa American Corp., where he invested in a variety of RMBS, CMBS and ABS including the government’s RTC program.
Gunes has over 15 years of trading, asset management, valuation and advisory experience, focusing on mortgage and consumer whole loans, securitizations, and bespoke structured credit transactions. Prior to co-founding Methodical, Gunes advised hedge funds and private equity funds regarding valuation of illiquid, distressed and esoteric investments at Houlihan Lokey. Prior to that, Gunes held roles at Fortress Investment Group and Bear Stearns Asset Management as part of their portfolio management teams, after working as an analyst at Fannie Mae upon graduating from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Information Systems.

Gunes has been involved in the structured products market for the entirety of his career and has covered this asset class from multiple perspectives over several market cycles.

Most recently, during a period of recovery and monetary easing, he was at Houlihan Lokey where he led a team that provided valuations of mortgage, consumer and business whole loans and structured products. This valuation and advisory work took place in connection with M&A transactions, asset sales, fairness opinions, and ongoing financial reporting. He served a wide variety of clients including hedge funds, private equity funds, REITs, banks, originators, servicers, asset managers, government regulators, insurance companies, monolines, government-sponsored entities, hedge fund administrators, accounting firms, law firms, and bankruptcy trusts and trustees.

Through the subprime crisis and its aftermath, Gunes worked at Fortress Investment Group and Bear Stearns Asset Management. At Fortress Investment Group he was an Associate Portfolio Manager, who traded mortgage-backed securities following the subprime crisis. At Bear Stearns Asset Management he was a Portfolio Manager at an internal ABS credit hedge fund, where he traded fixed-income securities and was engaged in asset allocation and hedging analysis, both prior to and through the subprime crisis.

He began his career as an Analyst at Fannie Mae in the booming housing market of the early 2000s, where his responsibilities included credit analysis of early subprime securities and risk management. Additionally, as a member of Fannie Mae’s International Housing Finance Services group he helped advise foreign governments and financial institutions in developing robust securitization markets.

Greg has over a decade of experience in fixed income markets, specializing in quantitative modeling, credit analysis and valuation of consumer and business whole loans, securitizations, and related assets. Prior to co-founding Methodical, Greg spent 6 years at the portfolio valuation group at Houlihan Lokey, where he focused on credit and prepayment modeling for the mortgage and marketplace lending sectors. Greg previously worked at Bear Stearns Asset Management upon graduating from Harvard University.

Greg’s coverage through his roles both on the buy side and as part of a valuation group within a financial advisory practice includes a wide variety of consumer and business assets, particularly mortgages. On the consumer side, he has significant experience analyzing and valuing non-agency mortgages (including non-QM, manufactured housing, and non-performing and re-performing mortgages i.e. NPL/RPL), illiquid agency and non-agency residential mortgage backed securities, marketplace consumer loans, student loans, and mortgage and unsecured consumer loan servicing rights. On the business asset side, he has experience with commercial mortgage backed securities, various specialty finance and business loans including fix-and-flip mortgages and merchant cash advances.
Greg joined Houlihan Lokey in 2012, focusing on performing valuations of these types of Level 3 assets in a variety of contexts, including as part of M&A due diligence in transactions and for financial reporting purposes. He served clients including originators, servicers and investors, for both whole loans and securitizations. Greg holds a B.S. in Engineering, with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering, from Harvard University.
Rick Fingeret
Advisor to Methodical Management 

Rick has over 30 years of experience in valuation, risk management, credit and capital markets advisory. He retired as a partner of Ernst & Young’s (EY) Financial Services Office, where he held leadership roles managing the firm’s Global Pricing Center and Valuation practice for structured, consumer and mortgage related products. He advised senior management teams and boards on best practices, governance and the use of pricing vendors. Prior to EY he held senior capital markets roles at WestLB and Rothschild Inc.

Rick has led advisory projects focusing on credit and operational risks, securitization operations, capital market initiatives, compliance initiatives and pre-acquisition and servicer due diligence. He has advised clients across the banking, capital markets, wealth management, private equity, hedge fund and insurance sectors. He has helped his clients address top-of-mind valuation issues and shared best practices for valuing investments, including hard-to-value securities and the use of pricing vendors. He regularly participated on valuation and pricing committees and met with regulators, senior members of leading institutions and boards of directors to discuss best practices and governance over the valuation process.

While at Rothschild Inc. he co-managed their debt capital markets groups with the responsibility for originating, structuring and distributing asset-backed securities in the private placement market with a focus on first-time issuers and non-traditional asset classes. Prior to his time at Rothschild Inc. he was a Vice President at Chevy Chase Bank, where he was a senior financial officer of their national credit card program and was responsible for all financial, analytical, strategic, risk management and capital markets activities.

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