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Demica hires Justin Stratton-Christensen as Distribution Director to strengthen Structuring team

Sep 19, 2019

Demica is delighted to announce the hiring of Justin Stratton-Christensen as Distribution Director, to strengthen the Structuring team and give support to the seamless end-to-end solutions that Demica offer.

Justin who joined from Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets, was responsible for the sale of Asset Backed Securities and secured products to UK institutional investors. Prior to Lloyds Justin spent 19 years in various fixed income roles at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup.

Francois Terrade, Demica’s Head of Structuring, said, “We are now presenting around 30 transaction opportunities to investors a year across both Trade Receivables and Supply Chain Finance products. We aim to deliver to our corporate clients the best possible financing solutions from across our 150+ investor network whilst providing investors with state-of-the-art risk management tools. I am delighted to welcome Justin to the team and confident that he will further enhance our distribution capacity which represents an integral part of our strategy.”

Headquartered in London, Demica is a rapidly growing Fintech providing working capital solutions to large corporates and banks with a broad range of receivables, inventory and payables products. Demica focuses on non-investment grade, multinational clients all over the world, across industries, and sectors, requiring facilities of $50m – $750m+. Acquired by a group of specialist private equity investors in 2014, Demica materially expanded its origination, structuring, implementation and placement teams to enable it to offer a seamless end-to-end solution to a wider universe of clients. Significant investment in its proprietary technology platform has ensured that all transactions are fully automated at go-live. Over $15bn of programmes are already managed on the platform for a diverse range of banks and institutional investors.

Demica consists of two operating companies: Demica Limited, a technology services company with a highly proven platform using a SAAS business model; and Demica Finance Ltd, regulated by the FCA it handles the placement of clients’ transactions into the banking market. In partnership with a number of major institutional investors, it is now establishing a ‘captive’ finance vehicle to enhance Demica’s product offering and provide funding at attractive pricing to clients that are underserved by the global banks.

In the past 12 months, Demica has added $3.4bn of AUA to its platform across its core trade receivables and supply chain finance products.