Robert D. Petty
Robert Petty is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Clearwater Capital Partners and is a member of the Firm’s Investment and Management Committees. Since founding the Firm in 2001, Mr. Petty and his partner Amit Gupta have utilized their backgrounds in credit-oriented investment strategies and invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies building an Asia-focused business that today is one of the largest credit investing firms in the region. Over his nearly 30-year career, Mr. Petty has focused on investing in Asia-dedicated special situations and credit investments, including turnarounds, restructurings, stressed credits and distressed-for-control transactions. Mr. Petty’s principal responsibilities encompass portfolio management, origination and overall management of the Firm. Prior to founding Clearwater, Mr. Petty held senior positions at Amroc Investments LLC, Peregrine Fixed Income Ltd. and was with Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. for 13 years.
Mr. Petty sits on the Board of four Clearwater portfolio companies and also serves on the Board of The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Mr. Petty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brown University and is based in Hong Kong.