Therium adds to London Investment team
Global litigation funder, Therium Capital Management, announced today that Ben Smyth has joined the firm’s investment team as an Investment Officer.
Smyth joins Therium following a decade at UBS Investment Bank, where he was most recently Head of Benelux and Nordics within the bank’s Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets (DCM) advisory group. In this role, Smyth advised some of the largest Banks and Insurance companies in Northern Europe, on optimisation of their liability profile.
Prior to UBS, Smyth was an Associate Director at ABN AMRO Bank NV, where he was responsible for DCM across Benelux, UK and Ireland. His career to date has seen Ben originate, structure, and execute multiple credit transactions globally, spanning Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Ben was awarded a distinction, Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University and graduated with a first class (BA Hons) degree in Economics from Durham University.
Neil Purslow, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Therium, says: “We are delighted that Ben is joining our high calibre investment team. Ben’s investment banking experience and strong financial knowledge will complement our highly experienced investment team who each handle all aspects of the funding process.”
Smyth says: “I am very excited about joining Therium’s top quality investment team. My role will encompass origination, negotiation, due diligence and case management – which is unique amongst the leading global litigation funders. This approach accounts for Therium’s high standing in the market and the low rate of turnover of staff in its investment team, and it will allow me to build enduring relationships with clients. I look forward to helping Therium build on the firm’s impressive track record and strong reputation, with the support of a fantastic leadership team whose focus on top quality execution is relentless.”