UK-based marketplace lending platform LendInvest announced last week it has expanded both of its capital markets and treasury team with four new hires. According to the online lender,the hires are part of an effort to continue to build up LendInvest’s in-house capital markets capabilities, as it looks to open a securitization program next year for its Buy-to-Let product. Lendinvest has selected the following for its teams:
- Victor Pichon: Joined from FinTech lender Prodigy Finance, where he helped raise over a billion dollars in debt funding in the past year. Prior to this, Victor was at Standard & Poor’s where he was responsible for the ratings of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities.
- Allister Keller: Joined from Charter Court Financial Services. Allister is a member of the Treasury team with responsibilities for portfolio reporting and analysis and hedging. With a risk and research background, he will be contributing to various projects across the business.
- Taher Miah: Joined from Deloitte, where he worked on analytics and the modeling of securitization transactions. Prior to this, Taher was at IHS Markit where he was responsible for valuations and building out their European ABS pricing service.
- Robin Parker: Joined from Orbit Housing, one of the largest social housing developers in the UK, where he worked on the largest single-tranche bond issue seen in the sector. In his new role, Robin will draw on his extensive experience in asset-backed funding and securitization, gained at companies including Santander and Nationwide.
In addition, Jonathan Gomez has been promoted to the role of Treasurer, further strengthening the team. Speaking about the hires, Rod Lockhart, Head of Capital Markets and Fund Management at LendInvest, added:
“As a fast-growing business, these four new members of our capital markets and treasury team join us at a really exciting time. Their knowledge and experience is going to be invaluable as we move towards the next milestone in LendInvest’s growth.”