Stéphane Blanchoz is Head of SME Alternative Financing at BNP Paribas Asset Management. He was appointed to his current role in November 2017, having previously headed BNP Paribas Asset Management’s structured finance team. He joined the BNP Paribas group’s asset management arm in 2004 after four years as an auditor in the group’s ‘Inspection Générale’ department. He joined Banque Nationale de Paris in 1997 (prior to its merger with Paribas in 2000) as a risk manager in Tokyo, having previously held the same role at Pechiney, where he began his career in 1994 in the finance department in Sydney. Stéphane holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Lyon II.
Investors are becoming reluctant to hand over cheques to smaller companies because of the lack of trust and reliability in the market.
Stéphane said it takes the same time to complete a £40m as a £40,000 deal so it is only logical to pick the bigger ticket.
The panel agreed on the importanance of transparency when it comes to online lending. Dr. Bartsch said that transparency is gradually improving and Gabriella believes if transparency is done correctly, trust will follow.
Ticket sizes are growing as companies like Creditshelf raises its threshold from €2.5m to €5m.
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