After nearly a decade of managing portfolios and trading complex financial securities, such as structured products, hybrids and derivatives, Ashees Jain with J.P. Marra launched Blue Elephant Capital Management in April 2013 to focus on platform lending investments. Today the firm is investment adviser to the levered Blue Elephant Consumer Fund, which invests in short-term, prime consumer loans issued by online lending platforms.Previously, Ashees was the executive director of underwriting and trading agency callable and rates structured notes at Nomura Securities in New York. He also traded derivatives-based securities while a vice president at Barclay�s Capital. Ashees began his career as a financial services consultant with Deloitte Consulting. Ashees is one of the leading authorities on the evolving platform lending industry in the U.S. As such, he would be an excellent choice as session speaker for the New York P2P Lending + Investing Summit in October on these or other issues related to peer-to-peer (P2P) and crowdfunding.
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