Focused on creating consistent value in the complex Private Debt space
Lendity leverages its experitse in corporate finance, capital markets and technology to deliver institutional-grade solutions for its long-term oriented partners.
Founding and Managing Partner
As founding partner, Rafael Karamanian is in charge of running Lendity.
Before Lendity, Rafael held different positions at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking and Private Banking divisions. Before joining Credit Suisse, Rafael worked as a management consultant for Endeavor, the largest entrepreneurship organization in Emerging Markets. Rafael holds a MBA degree from Babson College and HEC with concentration in Entrepreneurship and Finance.
Pedro Pinto Coelho
Pedro Pinto Coelho is the Executive Chairman of Banco BNI Europa, a new Challenger bank based in Portugal focused on innovation and Fintech partnerships creating an ecosystem of financial products and services. He is also Chairman of the Portuguese Fintech and Insurtech Association. Mr. Pinto Coelho has more than 20 years of international experience in the financial services industry across three continents. Before joining BNI Europa, he held several leadership positions such as CEO of Azure Wealth, a Wealth manager based in Switzerland; Founder and CEO of Standard Bank Angola, Board member of Standard Bank Mozambique, Exco member of Standard Bank Group CIB in South Africa, Founder and CEO of Amorim Global Investors, a private equity firm, Global Head of Financial Advisory at Banif Investment Banking Group, Executive Board Member of Banif Investment Banking Brazil and Head of Investment Banking for Portugal at Citigroup. He holds a MBA from HEC School of Management a MSc in Management Information Systems from ISCTE-IUL and a MSc in Industrial Engineering from UNL.
Guenther is a Partner within PwC Zurich and Leader of its Legal FS Regulatory & Compliance Services practice. He received his Masters and PhD degrees in law from Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria). Guenther also holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business (Glasgow, UK) and has participated in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program.
Today Guenther specializes in supporting the structuring, authorization and ongoing lifecycle management of financial intermediaries and their products. In addition, he is focused on leading and supporting the implementation of large scale regulatory change and compliance alignment projects at Swiss and international financial institutions with particular focus on EU regulations such as MiFID II, EMIR, AIFMD, PRIIPs and UCITS, US regulatory initiatives such as the Dodd-Frank Act and FATCA and Swiss regulations such as CISA/KAG, FIDLEG/FFSA, FINIG/FINIA and FINFRAG/FMIA.