Online marketplaces match savers/investors with prime borrowers being overcharged by banks or credit cards companies for consumer loans. Previously reserved for banks and commercial lending corporations, online lending investment is now opening to a broader market, thanks to the progress of internet technology. Consequently, new champions seized this gigantic opportunity to offer disintermediation over the whole spectrum:
1. Personal consumer loans,
2. Auto loans,
3. Student loans,
4. SMB loans.
Join us to hear our two highly experienced guest speakers explore the emergence of this new asset class and show how you could take advantage of the new technology to develop your portfolio.

Please note: this event will be held in French but questions in English are welcome

Registration: 6:15 – 6:30pm
Conference: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Cocktail: 8:00 – 9:00pm

Our Speakers:

Erich Bonnet CEO, Smart Lenders AM Smart Lenders AM is a London based UK Asset Management firm (FCA-regulated, Full scope AIFM) uniquely focused and specialised in investing in loans issued through Marketplace platforms. Erich has 31 years of experience in trading, asset management and private investments. Erich started his career in 1986 as a trader of interest rate derivatives at Banque Indosuez. He founded Transoptions Finance in 1989, a market making company specialised in derivatives. In 1998, Erich launched ADI Alternative Investments, a Paris-based alternative asset management company specialized in arbitrage strategies. Prior to founding Smart Lenders AM in 2014, Erich launched several investment vehicles in Distressed Assets, Loans, and Private Equity. Having started investing privately in Marketplace Lending two years before, Erich launched Smart Lenders AM in 2014 to offer access to this investment opportunity to institutional investors. Erich graduated with an MsC from ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Frederic Lebel, CFA co-CEO and CIO, OFI MGA Owner, HFS Hedge Fund Selection S.A. Frederic Lebel is co-CEO and CIO of OFI MGA and owner of HFS Hedge Fund Selection S.A., based in Geneva, a role he has held since 2008. Prior to this, Frederic was an Executive Vice President at Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva in charge of hedge fund investments since 1997. In 2016, Frederic was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance and accounting from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
We look forward to seeing you there.

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Non-Members fee: 20EUR


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