Strategic Value Partners, an investment firm with $18 billion of assets under management, has hired John Morabito as a managing director, Ben Pughe-Morgan and Matthew Eddy as members of the investment team and operating partners.

Mr. Morabito will lead SVPGlobal’s day-to-day aviation investing activities. Before SVP, Mr. Morabito served as senior managing director and portfolio manager at an aviation fund.

Previously, Mr. Pughe-Morgan worked for DVB Bank SE, where he was head of origination for the Deucalion Aviation Funds, DVB’s in-house leasing arm. Before SVP, Mr. Eddy performed various roles at CIT Bank & CIT Aerospace, including deal pricing, credit underwriting and portfolio management.

Victor Khosla, SVPGlobal’s founder, said, “We are pleased to welcome John, Ben and Matt to SVPGlobal’s aviation investment team. Over the past few years, we have worked very hard to become a leader in the aviation market and have made significant strategic investments over the past 18 months. With the addition of John, Ben and Matt, SVP will be positioned to identify new and attractive opportunities.”