Philippe Roger

HHR Capital Partners

Philippe is one of the co-founder of HHR Capital Partners (HHR), an independent specialist credit firm, providing investment management and advisory services. HHR ambition is to develop the Alternative Credit asset class in Australia, and is launching a fund that will provide financing solutions to Alternative Lenders across Consumer, SME and Real Estate. Philippe has been an active investor himself, running a family office based in Australia, and being a General Partner of Ifield Capital LLP in the UK, both focused on Alternative Credit opportunities. Previously, Philippe worked at JPMorgan for over 15 years, in London and New-York, where he ran globally the Structured Credit Trading & Structuring businesses. Philippe was instrumental in the development of the exotic credit derivatives market, and successfully steer his business through the pitfalls of the GFC. Philippe graduated from one of the top French Grandes Ecoles, and also holds a Master in Applied Mathematics for Financial Markets from University Paris-Dauphine.

Event Sessions Featuring Philippe Roger


Panel

The Challenges for Lenders of Optimising their Funding Model

AltFi Australasia Summit 2018 - 16th April 2018

This panel looked at how alternative lenders can generate funds to lend more easily.

  • There was a consensus around the fact that consumers want ease of access and a frictionless experience. Fintech lenders operating in this space are bound by the consumer lending code, which is tighter than small business lending.
  • John Cummins and Anna Harper stressed that some funding models are more efficient for particular market segments of investors and borrowers
  • Phillippe Roger and Keith Rodwell remembered that fintechs have to be mindful of what can be profitably lent and need a know-thy-customer mindset. Here, detailed knowledge of the industry and the appropriate dedicated systems can help.