Founder & Chief Executive
Robert leads the activities of Fintex Capital as Chief Executive.
Fintex Capital was incubated in the offices of Excellion Capital, a merchant banking and investment boutique which Robert established in 2007. Prior to founding Excellion Capital, Robert spent close to a decade at JPMorgan and JPMorgan Cazenove in Investment Banking, M&A and Capital Markets.
Robert has significant expertise advising corporates and private equity firms on capital markets and M&A transactions. At JPMorgan, Robert completed a long list of large transactions, incl. IPO's and structured capital raisings for UK and foreign corporates. Robert was an integral part of the JPMorgan team that led companies such as Xstrata PLC, Vedanta PLC, TVN SA, Kazakhmys PLC and others to immensely successful IPO's, and assisted Xstrata and others on a series of M&A deals.
Fintex Capital was formed on the back of Robert’s active involvement in P2P which started in 2007. As early stage investor and long-term adviser, Robert played an important role in helping to grow and establish auxmoney GmbH. auxmoney is today Continental Europe’s largest peer-to-peer lending business. When Robert first got involved in the nascent peer-to-peer lending arena, alternative credit platforms where still a very novel and new idea, one only few people believed would last.
Robert has remained active in this sector through a variety of activities which ultimately led him to establish Fintex Capital as an investment firm dedicated to alternative credit in the UK and Continental Europe.
Over the years, Robert has also gathered significant fund structuring and principal investment experience since 2012, when the Excellion group established its first discretionary investment fund. Robert serves as senior member of its investment committee. This fund has performed strongly and consistently since inception with the majority of its investments made in fixed income.
Robert grew up in Dusseldorf, Germany and graduated from Law School at the University of Cologne. Whilst at University he launched his first start-up venue.