Apogem Capital Appoints Joshua Niedner as Head of Credit

Niedner brings demonstrated track record of success in the middle market 


NEW YORK, September 11, 2023 – Apogem Capital LLC (“Apogem”), a leading alternatives investment firm, today announced the appointment of Joshua Niedner as Head of Credit.  Mr. Niedner joins Apogem as a Senior Managing Director and will oversee Apogem’s well established private credit capability, which was founded in 2001 and today manages approximately $15 billion focused on direct lending and junior credit strategies in the middle market.

“Josh is an outstanding addition to our Apogem leadership team,” said New York Life Investment Management CEO Naïm Abou-Jaoudé and Apogem Capital’s Chris Stringer.His rejoining the firm demonstrates our ongoing commitment to investing in the business, the team, our investment capabilities, and infrastructure to drive long-term sustainable growth for our clients.”

“I’m delighted to join the Apogem team and to further establish the firm’s position as a leading middle market alternatives platform,” said Joshua Niedner. “I feel fortunate to have contributed earlier in my career to building Apogem’s strong franchise in middle market direct lending, and I’m excited for the opportunity to now lead this talented private credit organization into its next chapter of evolution and growth.”

Prior to joining Apogem, Mr. Niedner served as Managing Director at Vista Credit Partners, and before that, spent 14 years at Madison Capital Funding LLC (now part of Apogem), where he served in a range of roles and capacities including investment underwriting and structuring, portfolio management, and client relationship development. He began his career at Banc One Capital Markets, now JPMorgan. Mr. Niedner received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

About Apogem Capital

Apogem Capital, a New York Life Investments Company1 offers investors access to the middle market's growth engine through investments in leading private companies and funds. With approximately $39 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2023, the firm manages a streamlined suite of capital solutions, including direct lending, junior debt, primary fund investments, secondary investments, equity co-investments, GP stakes, and private real assets. Apogem Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company ("NYLIC"), through New York Life Investment Management Holdings, LLC ("NYLIM"). For more information about Apogem, please visit apogemcapital.com.


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1 On June 12, 2023, New York Life Investments was ranked #25 in Pensions & Investments’ Largest Money Managers 2023 for the time period 12/31/21 – 12/31/22. (Managers are ranked by total worldwide institutional assets under management. Full list here.) No direct or indirect compensation was paid for the creation and distribution of this ranking. For more information about ranking click here - Largest Money Managers 2023 | Pensions & Investments (pionline.com)