Global credit solutions partner.

Firm overview

investment manager

London Office

Sona Asset Management is a European credit asset manager, and widely regarded as leveraged finance experts throughout Europe. The company was founded in 2016 by John Aylward, following his two decades of experience in some of the most established sell-side and buy-side global enterprises. Sona’s highly experienced portfolio managers specialise in investing across the credit spectrum with a primary focus on European markets. The firm seeks to generate positive, uncorrelated returns in all markets and puts emphasis on capital preservation and outperformance at times of stress.

The longevity and success of Sona is centred around the simple principle of delivering long-term value to all clients and strategic partnerships. Through consistent results, assets under management have grown to over $7.4 billion. Our investor base spans across public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and family offices. Sona’s footprint includes offices in London and New York.

Sona at a glance

  • $7.4 billion
    Asset under management
  • 71
  • 19 years
    Average experience
  • 7 year
    Track record
  • 2
    Complimentary Strategies
  • 15.9%
    CAGR since inception for the All-Weather strategy

Our values

We are entrepreneurial, open and collaborative

Sona’s culture is built upon team collaboration, sharing knowledge across sectors, regions and instruments. It is crucial to understand that we operate as one team and not as pods or silos.

We align our areas of interest to have certain dedicated eyes on each area, combined with overarching management by all senior executives.

At Sona we are proud to be entrepreneurial and ambitious, seeking to combine and extrapolate our skillsets across the credit spectrum in private and public markets, as to generate outperformance when the right opportunities are presented.

In Irish, the word ‘Sona’ can be translated into the meaning of positivity, happiness, and good fortune.

Our awards

  • EuroHedge
    Eurohedge 2020 New Fund of the Year Award after delivering net return 41.53% in our SCMF fund in its first year.
  • HFM
    All-Weather Strategy winner of Credit over $500m in July 2021.
  • AltCredit
    All-Weather Strategy winner of Corporate Long-Short in September 2021.
  • Investors Choice
    The Sona Credit Master Fund won the EMEA Event Driven Fund between $500m and $1bn in March 2022.