Monroe Capital Hires Sweta Chanda to Head Business Strategy

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Monroe Capital LLC today announced Sweta Chanda has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy based in the firm’s New York office. She will be responsible for firmwide strategy, product and corporate development, and new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint.

Prior to Monroe, Sweta was a Director at New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) within the Strategy and M&A team responsible for heading alternative investment strategy, where she helped launch a European Opportunistic Credit Fund, European CLO platform, GP Stakes Fund, and a Social Impact Fund amongst other strategic business development and growth opportunities for NYLIM. She has over 18 years of experience in asset management and has achieved business growth through strategic stewardship, new product development and sourcing of M&A opportunities. Prior to NYLIM, Sweta was a Vice President at Blackstone, where she led initiatives related to cross platform mandates, relationship management, and operations across the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions platform. Prior to Blackstone, she was an Assistant Vice President at Lehman Brothers in the Business Process Alignment Group working on strategy and process alignment for the investment banking division, and a Client Relations Associate, Management Consultant at Starpoint Solutions. Sweta earned her B.S. in TXA Management and Foundations in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are very excited to add Sweta to the Monroe Capital team,” said Ted Koenig, President & CEO of Monroe Capital. “Sweta has an accomplished career of over 18 years of experience in alternative investments focusing on business strategy. She brings with her many relationships and experience across the globe working with firms’ strategic efforts and new product development.”

“For the past 18 years, our core investment efforts have always been, and continue to be, focused on the U.S. Lower Middle Market, targeting companies with $35 million or less of EBITDA,” Ted Koenig continued. “We have been fortunate to expand our efforts in areas such as healthcare, software, technology, FinTech, real estate, litigation finance, and structured credit, among others. We look forward to Monroe Capital’s continued growth, as we seek to find new and attractive adjacencies in direct lending where we can continue to generate ‘alpha’ for our limited partners and other investors.”

About Monroe Capital

Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a premier boutique asset management firm specializing in private credit markets across various strategies, including direct lending, asset-based lending, specialty finance, opportunistic and structured credit, and equity. Since 2004, the firm has been successfully providing capital solutions to clients in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe prides itself on being a value-added and user-friendly partner to business owners, management, and both private equity and independent sponsors. Monroe’s platform offers a wide variety of investment products for both institutional and high net worth investors with a focus on generating high quality “alpha” returns irrespective of business or economic cycles. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Naples, New York, San Francisco and Seoul.

Monroe has been recognized by both its peers and investors with various awards including Creditflux as the 2021 Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund; Global M&A Network as the 2021 Mid-Markets Lender of the Year, U.S.A.; Private Debt Investor as the 2020 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year, 2020 Lender of the Year, and 2020 CLO Manager of the Year, Americas; and Pension Bridge as the 2020 Private Credit Strategy of the Year. For more information, please visit


Theodore L. Koenig

Monroe Capital LLC


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