SENIOR TEAM

Meet our senior team members. Together, we bring vast technical knowledge and deep experience to every investment. 

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

STEPHEN CEURVORST

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Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital, which he founded in 2003.  He is experienced in structuring, underwriting, and distribution of financial assets.  Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase.  In that time he served as CEO of a full-service broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and led loan syndications and securitization groups (where his activities included the placement of equity in the first commercial loan securitization).

 

Mr. Ceurvorst serves as a board member of various industry organizations and charities, including the Structured Finance Industry Group (Washington DC), a bank ABCP conduit (Paris), Japan-America Society (Pennsylvania), Worshipful Company of International Bankers (London), Cameron Kravitt Foundation (Chicago), and Friends of Dartmouth Track & Field (New Hampshire).  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and earned his master’s degree from Columbia University School of Business.

CFA, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

JOSEPH LAU

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Mr. Lau has over 20 years of experience in structured finance and banking, both in the US and Europe.  Immediately prior to joining Lord Capital, Mr. Lau worked as a Managing Director and Head of Term Non-Traditional ABS at RBC Capital Markets, where he also started up the European Term ABS practice.  Previously he was at Deutsche Bank, responsible for the Credit Solution Group’s $4 billion lending book and capital markets business for consumer unsecured, student loan and certain non-traditional ABS asset classes.  He worked for more than a decade at Barclays Capital in the ABS team covering a variety of assets classes, both on-the-run areas (credit cards, trade receivables, certain mortgage assets, auto loans) as well as non-traditional assets such as transportation/operating assets (corporate and recreational aircraft, shipping, rental and fleet finance), CDO-related structures, insurance settlements and whole business assets, among others.  Mr. Lau began his career at JPMorgan.

 

Mr. Lau received his M.B.A. from Oxford University and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from St. Joseph’s University; he also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.​

PHD, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

LUKE CEURVORST

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Dr. Ceurvorst originally joined Lord Capital as an analyst in 2008.  Having achieved his doctorate in fusion energy research, he is active in the green energy sector and serves as an advisor in this field.  In addition to this role, he has been responsible for investment valuation calculations and has been active as an interface with the firm's auditors.  He has also been responsible for customized reporting for fund investors, as well as the day-to-day monitoring of transaction and company flows and distributions.  Prior to joining Lord Capital, Dr. Ceurvorst interned with Adams Capital Management, a boutique venture capital firm, where he created social network marketing strategies for portfolio companies. 

 

Dr. Ceurvorst obtained Bachelor of Science degrees with honors in both Mathematics and Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and achieved his Doctor of Philosophy in Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford.

SENIOR TRANSACTION ADVISOR

RAJAT BASU

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Mr. Basu has been involved with structured finance and the financial services industry for over 25 years.  Most recently, Mr. Basu established and was the Senior Portfolio Manager for Mizuho Bank's MAI Recovery Fund.  Prior to MAI he was Managing Director - Chief Credit Officer for International and Structured Finance at Financial Guaranty Insurance Corporation.  He was also previously Managing Director - Head of Consumer Structured Finance at Capital Markets Assurance Corporation and MBIA, its successor.  In addition, Mr. Basu served as Area Director - Credit Policy for Citibank's credit card business, and he started his business career as an Internal Consultant on Operations Research and Management Science at the American Express Company.

 

Mr. Basu has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Delhi University in India and graduate degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.

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