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Merrick Howes is the Managing Partner and Founder of Aviron Investment Management a credit-focused private investment fund. Prior to this he established, and led, the Australian investment operations of Anchorage Capital Group L.L.C. from 2011 to 2021.

Merrick commenced his career in finance in 1989 at Macquarie Group. There he held various roles in corporate and structured finance, including Executive Director. In 1996 Merrick relocated to Singapore to take responsibility for starting Macquarie Bank’s Asian investment banking operations. Subsequently, Merrick joined Merrill Lynch and held various senior roles in structured finance in both Asia and London. He returned to Australia in 2005 as a Managing Director and Partner at Goldman Sachs. There he helped establish the principal investment platform in Australia.

Merrick holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. Merrick represented Australia in rowing from 1984 – 1987 and was a board member of Rowing Australia and chair of its Audit & Risk Committee from 2013 – 2022. Merrick is currently a board member of Athletics Australia.