Lindsey founded Pollen Street Capital in 2013 after leading the spin out from RBS. She is Chairman of the investment committee and also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several portfolio companies including Shawbrook Bank.
She has been a private equity investor for more than 15 years with a particular focus on the Financial Services sector. Before she founded Pollen Street Capital, Lindsey led the team managing the £1.1bn Special Opportunities Fund within RBS and also spent six years as a Partner at Cabot Square Capital, focusing on operating investments in real estate and other asset backed investments, together with investments in the financial services sector.
She has a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance and studied for an MPhil in Finance from Strathclyde University.
Outside of work Lindsey is a keen runner having successfully completed the Marathon Des Sables in 2007 and 2011. She also supports a number of charities with a particular focus on mentoring children in state schools and a number of projects in Africa.
Peter has been investing in public and private markets since 2007, with an emphasis on financial services businesses.
Prior to rejoining the Pollen Street team in 2017, Peter was an investment professional at Moore Capital Management, a private investment firm focused on global financial markets. Peter began his career in investing with the Pollen Street team when it managed the £1.1bn Special Opportunities Fund, and was responsible for evaluating and executing private equity and opportunistic credit investments. Key transactions included Krunch, Spring and Target Group.
Peter received a BA from Cornell University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he completed the Value Investing Program.
Prior to re-joining the Pollen Street team in 2017, William began his career with the Pollen Street team at RBS in 2007 when it managed the £1.1bn Special Opportunities Fund, and was responsible for evaluating and executing private equity and opportunistic credit investments.
William also spent 17 years with Citigroup, managing the European special situations and structured finance businesses investing in both debt and equity.
William received his degree in economics from Babson College, graduating with academic honours, before attending Columbia University’s Real Estate Development and Finance program.
Michael has eight years of experience of private equity investing. As well as financial services, he has been active across a number of sectors including aerospace and infrastructure.
Prior to joining the team, Michael spent three years at OC&C Strategy Consultants, focusing on strategy and private equity projects across a range of industries . He has a First Class degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and went on to complete a masters’ degree in carbohydrate chemistry.
Key recent transactions include Link Loans, Moneycorp and Cashflows. Michael is a non-executive director on the board of Cashflows.
Howard has been a private equity investor for over 20 years, with a strong focus on financial services. He was a Partner with the team during it’s time at RBS Asset Management, when it raised the £1.1bn Special Opportunities Fund in 2007, and was a member of the Investment Committee until 2012.
Prior to re-joining the Pollen Street team in 2016, Howard assisted the Swedish credit institution Hoist Finance to enter the UK debt collecting and debt purchasing sector, supporting the acquisition of a number of UK companies and debt portfolios.
Howard has a degree in 1st class degree in Mathematics from University College London.
Ian has seven years of experience in private equity investing with Pollen Street Capital and RBS Equity Finance. He is an economist by background who has extensive experience of financial services and credit investing, and prior to joining the team worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants. Ian has a First Class Honours degree in Economics from London School of Economics and an Mphil in Economics with distinction from Cambridge University.
He is currently a non-executive of Erno Laszlo and Cashflows, and formerly sat on the board of Arrow Global Group plc. He has previously managed investments in insurance run-off specialist Catalina Re (exited in 2013) and Condor Ferries (exited in 2009).
Ethan joined the Pollen Street team in 2017, and has, over the last seven years, created and executed multi-billion worth of loan purchase programs across various credit asset classes.
He has developed boosting and neural-network-based credit, fraud and conversion models for various lenders and specialty finance companies, as well as created an automated credit score improvement algorithm for US consumers. In addition, he has also developed synthetic macroeconomic risk factor models, both economic data and market data-based, which complement micro loan-level credit models and pinpoint portfolio VaR to various recession scenarios.
After joining PSC, Ethan continues to specialize in bespoke credit investments in the real estate, consumer and small business sectors, with mutual value creation for PSC and its origination & lending partners, and continues to explore new loan product launch opportunities for PSC’s lending partners.
Ethan began his career with J.P. Morgan and graduated from Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics and Mathematics, with the Louis F. Laun award as No. 1 Economics major of his class. He was also a Silver medalist representing the China National Team in All Russian Mathematics Olympiad.
Raga is an Investment Analyst at PSC Eaglewood focused on sourcing and executing credit transactions. During his 4 years at Eaglewood, Raga has worked extensively on forward flow purchase programs and wholesale facilities with alternative lending platforms in the US and has contributed to building its risk framework. Prior to joining PSC Eaglewood, Raga was a Quantitative Research Analyst intern at ROW Asset Management, a global macro investment fund where he developed hedging strategies and built tools for risk analytics.
Raga holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.
Senior Manager- Credit Risk & Analytics
Alec joined the company in January 2017 to expand the company's capabilities in automated decisioning and optimisation.
He has worked in Credit Risk and Analytics for 7 years covering both assets and liabilities across consumer and business customers over short-term products through to mortgages. Prior to joining Pollen Street Capital he worked at RBS as part of the effort to separate Williams & Glyn, helped 118118 Money grow their loan book 58 fold and moved DFC Online from operating in the single payment loan space to offering term loan products.
He has a Masters in Mathematics from Durham University where he focussed on Numerical Methods and Simulations.
Outside of work he is a passionate sportsman playing hockey for Didsbury Northern Hockey Club and polo for Triskelion Polo Club in the Isle of Man.
Investment Partner and Portfolio Manager
Abror is responsible for asset allocation and investment selection at PSC Eaglewood.
Prior to joining the firm, Abror worked as a Director within Lazard’s Structured Credit Advisory group, was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Union Investment in Frankfurt, a Portfolio Manager at Cambridge Place Investment Management and held various positions within the Global Portfolio Management Group at Deutsche Bank. In these roles, Abror has been responsible for managing over €3.5 billion of funds invested in structured credit, real estate and private equity investments.
Abror has over 15 years of experience investing in credit. Abror holds Master’s degrees in Business and Finance from the University of Hamburg, the University of Nantes, and the University of Valencia and is also a CFA charterholder.
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Matthew has spent the last five years focused on originating and executing deals in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining the team, Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and spent four years in their Corporate Finance Department focusing on mid-market transactions. He has a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Finance from Bristol University.
Key recent transactions include establishing Shawbrook Bank, acquiring Singers Asset Finance, acquiring Centric Commercial Finance, restructuring and disposing of the Priory Group and divesting interests in Wireless Infrastructure Group and Prime Life. Matthew is a non-executive director of Banca Sistema and a member of the Asset and Liability, Group Pricing and Credit and Audit Risk Committees of Shawbrook Bank.
Outside of work Matthew plays golf and is a keen runner having completed the Berlin and London marathons.
CCO, Organic Originations
Nick has 20 years of experience working in Credit Risk within the financial services sector. Prior to joining the team, Nick worked for Dollar Financial as their Chief Risk Officer. He previously worked for Citi Group, Cattles and Santander.
Nick holds a BSc Honours in Business from Manchester Metropolitan University.
James has been a private equity investor since 2004 and has experience originating and managing investments across a range of sectors. Over the last five years James has focused on investing in credit opportunities and financial services businesses.
Prior to joining the team, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, worked for E&Y in an IT consulting role and, previously worked as a commercial director for a software engineering firm. James has a degree in History and Politics from Exeter University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Key recent transactions include Krunch, Spring, Shawbrook Bank and Target Group. James is currently a non-executive of Target Group and is a member of the Group Pricing and Risk Committee for Shawbrook Bank.
Indraveer has 8 years experience in credit investing, investment banking and insurance. He joined PSC Eaglewood in 2014 and has been involved in executing the Real Estate strategy as well as a broader focus on the execution of investments across asset classes and geographies. Prior to joining Eaglewood, Indraveer was part of the Financial Institutions Group at Lazard where he gained experience across M&A, Structured
Credit, Debt Advisory and Restructuring. Prior to which he worked at Aegon Religare Life Insurance in India.
Indraveer holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics, a BA (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Operations Director, Servicing
Andy joined PSC in January 2017 and he is responsible for managing a number of outsourced servicing partners.
He has worked in Financial Services for virtually all of his career and he has held various senior positions within lending/BPO organisations spanning the end to end customer operations cycle.
Andy has a broad knowledge of the consumer finance spectrum having worked in mortgages, unsecured/secured loans and credit/store cards at Santander (Abbey and Alliance & Leicester), Capital One and Ikano Bank.
Head of Finance - Private Equity
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Prior to joining PSC Eaglewood in 2015, Elaine spent 8 years in the operations group at D. E. Shaw & Co (now Arcesium), primarily supporting the asset-backed securities strategy. She graduated with a B.Sc in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Operations Director, Servicing
Chris joined PSC in October 2017 and has always worked in financial services across banking, insurance and consumer credit. Since 1997 Chris has concentrated on consumer credit. He has worked with organisations including Provident Financial and Non-Standard Finance. He also worked with Cattles plc where he was brought in as a member of the team to turnaround and subsequently sell Shopacheck Financial Services. Chris also worked with Albemarle and Bond after the business was bought out of administration and subsequently sold.
Chris’s experience covers operational, customer service, collections, business change and marketing and commercial roles.
He has an MBA, a BSc in Managerial and Administrative Studies and the Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Jye graduated from University College London with a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics and is a candidate in the CFA Program, currently studying for the Level I exam.
He joined the Operations team at PSC in 2016 particularly focusing on securitized products, real estate investments, debt facilities and P2P Platforms. He’s also responsible for cash management & forecasting for one of the firm’s listed vehicles.
He was part of the Marshall Wace Graduate Scheme originally, after completing the JP Morgan Private Bank Summer Analyst programme.Outside of work Jye volunteers and fundraises for a number of charities & organisations spanning from homelessness & mental health charities in the UK to working with impoverished children in India.
Head of Technology
Gavin joined Eaglewood in 2015 as the Head of Technology, and is responsible for the development of the manager’s technology platforms and IT infrastructure.
Prior to joining, he spent nine years as a technology leader at Marshall Wace Asset Management, focussing on the development of bespoke research, trading and operational systems.
Gavin holds a BEng in Micro Electronic Engineering from Brunel University.
CTO Organic Originations
Adrian is a CTO with over 15 years experience in the Financial Services sector. Prior to joining the Pollen Street team Adrian worked for a number of organisations to develop their technology and operations functions, and most recently with 118 118 on their entry to the UK Consumer Lending market.
Adrian holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and went on to complete a masters' degree in computational chemistry.
Chief Operating Officer
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Head of Finance, Credit
James joined PSC in Jan 2017 and has more than 8 years of accounting experience with 5 years in Financial Services working predominately in Credit covering Premium Finance, Unsecured Instalment Credit and Car Loans.
Prior to joining PSC James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Grant Thornton’s Audit Team before joining Close Brothers in 2013.
James holds a BSc in Geography and an MA in Contemporary History, both from the University of Bristol.
Magnus has 19 years of fundraising and IR experience (and has raised over USD 4 billion in his career). Prior to joining Pollen Street Capital, Magnus was previously at TPG’s Fundraising group, where he was part of the global team responsible for Europe. Prior to joining TPG in 2011, Magnus served as Managing Director and Head of Europe for Jefferies Fund Placement Group. Between 2002 and 2010 he was a Partner and member of the management committee at Atlantic-Pacific Capital Inc. and in 2000, was a Principal at NM Rothschild's private equity business in London. He also has work experience as a strategy consultant from Indevo and Bain & Co.
He received his BSc in Economics from the University of Uppsala, Sweden in 1989. He is also a Reserve Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy. He is native in Swedish and fluent in English and German and is a member of the YPO Gold London Chapter.
Tamsin joined PSC Eaglewood from Marshall Wace Asset Management in July 2015 in order to build out the client services capabilities and support the marketing team. Tamsin had worked alongside the PSC Eaglewood team when a part of Marshall Wace, as well as supporting two key equity portfolio managers. Tamsin manages the day to day Investor Relations, including product launches, fundraising, due diligence, onboarding new clients, reporting and updating.
Prior to joining Marshall Wace, Tamsin had worked as an assistant at Capital Group and at Tarchon Capital Management. Tamsin holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex where she specialised in international political economics.
Shelby joined PSC Eaglewood in March 2015 and is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of PSC Eaglewood Americas LLC overseeing US regulatory matters. She previously spent 7 years as the Compliance Manager for Loeb Partners Corporation and its affiliated investment advisers. She began her career in finance at Credit Suisse.
Shelby holds a BA in Political Science from New York University.
Head of Compliance
Nancy joined PSC Eaglewood in July 2014 as General Counsel. She had previously spent 16 years in private practice at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP with a primary focus on structured finance, derivatives and financial services transactions.
Nancy received her J.D. from Pace University School of Law and received her B.A. from Smith College.
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Robbie joined PSC in October 2017 and has worked in a variety of financial services businesses during his professional career, attending board meetings in a variety of capacities from 2005 onwards.
Robbie is a dual-qualified lawyer, holding practising certificates in both Scotland and England specialising in financial services regulation.
Robbie has worked in legal, compliance and regulatory roles with Tesco Personal Finance (now Tesco Bank, previously a RBS/ Tesco joint venture), RBS, HBoS, Dollar Financial Corp and Avant Inc.
During this time, Robbie’s leadership responsibility spanned legal, compliance, risk, anti-money laundering and governance functions.Robbie has been an approved person under the FCA regime, holding CF1 and CF11 responsibilities.
Chris joined Pollen Street Capital in early 2015 as General Counsel. He had previously spent 7 years in private practice at Linklaters LLP with a primary focus on capital markets, securitisation and structured finance transactions. During his time at Linklaters, Chris undertook secondments to Citigroup Global Markets and The Royal Bank of Scotland where he worked on a number of derivatives and debt capital markets transactions and advised on access to central bank liquidity schemes.
Prior to joining Pollen Street Capital, Chris spent a further three years at RBS where he advised on a range of legal matters relevant to corporate and commercial banking and was heavily involved in a number of financial services regulation and balance sheet management workstreams. Aside from legal matters, Chris also led on a number of RBS Legal corporate and social responsibility initiatives.
Chris has a law degree from Cambridge University and completed his LPC at Nottingham Law School.