Erich Bonnet
CEOSmart Lenders AM
Erich has 31 years of experience in trading, asset management and private investments. Erich started his career in 1986 as a trader of interest rate derivatives at Banque Indosuez. He founded Transoptions Finance in 1989, a market making company specialised in derivatives. In 1998, Erich launched ADI Alternative Investments, a Paris-based alternative asset management company specialized in arbitrage strategies. ADI has been awarded multiple times and became the largest independent alternative investment manager in Paris with up to €6.5bn AUM. The company has been sold between 2005 and 2008 and Erich exited the business in 2009. Prior to founding Smart Lenders AM in 2014, Erich launched several investment vehicles in Distressed Assets, Loans, and Private Equity. Having started investing privately in Marketplace Lending two years before, Erich launched Smart Lenders AM in 2014 to offer access to this investment opportunity to institutional investors. Erich graduated with an MsC from ESSEC Business School in Paris.