Coastland's founder, Derek Dunn, has 20+ years of successfully managing portfolios throughout various market cycles while at major investment management firms.  Complementing his experience is a seasoned investment team with a long history of working together.  Of its 21 total employees, Coastland has 13 investment professionals including four portfolio managers.  Each of the portfolio managers has 10+ years of investment experience.
 
Derek Dunn
Chief Investment Officer, Founding Partner
  • Over 20 years of industry experience, trading and managing complex derivative portfolios.
  • Managed a proprietary portfolio within the Securities Investment Group at Wells Fargo.
  • Co-founder of KBC Alternative Investments and Head of US investments for their multi billion dollar credit & convertible strategies funds. 
  • Winner of two Eurohedge Fund Awards.
  • Profitably traded relative value strategies throughout every stage of the equity and credit market cycles for D.E. Shaw and Marin Capital.
  • BA from the University of Stirling, UK (1993)   
Peter Sterling
President
  • 15 years of industry experience managing credit and derivative portfolios.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Coastland Direct Yield Fund, a vehicle which purchases consumer loan and small business related assets.
  • Profitably invested against defaulted pools of loans including credit card receivables in the small business and consumer space as well as managing servicers of NPL Pools.   
  • Former portfolio manager at KBC Alternative Investments and Marin Capital within the credit arbitrage markets.   Previously hired into D.E. Shaw/KBC F.P. to trade derivatives. 
  • BA from Cornell University, double major in economics and psychology (1998).