OUR HISTORY

The founders of ILA Capital have collectively accomplished groundbreaking research at Harvard Business School and spent over 20+ trading in global markets, working in London, New York and Boston. Collaboratively, ILA founders have created a proprietary process that allocates capital to credit using statistical modeling and machine learning to acquire high performing assets for their investors.

THE ILA TEAM

TOM GRANT
MANAGING PARTNER

TOM GRANT
MANAGING PARTNER

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LAUREN COHEN
MANAGING PARTNER

LAUREN COHEN
MANAGING PARTNER

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DAVID KIM
CTO

DAVID KIM
CTO

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ISABELA BAGI
ANALYST

ISABELA BAGI
ANALYST

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MAHESH RANGA
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

MAHESH RANGA
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

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ASHLEIGH DOUCET
ADMIN

ASHLEIGH DOUCET
ADMIN

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THE FOUNDING PARTNERS​

ILA Capital was founded by a global team of finance experts who came together for the purpose of bringing AI enabled technology to the credit research process on behalf of investors.

TOM GRANT
Managing Partner

Tom was formerly head of the foreign exchange division at BBVA Bank and previous to that with Deutsche Bank. He has an MSc. in Applied Mathematics from Oxford University and a B.S. from the University of Alabama
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LAUREN COHEN
Managing Partner

Lauren Cohen is the L.E. Simmons Professor in the Finance & Entrepreneurial Management Units at Harvard Business School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Lauren has a PhD & MBA in Finance from University of Chicago and a B.S.E. and B.A. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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CHRIS MALLOY
Co-Founder

Chris Malloy is a Professor in Finance at Harvard Business School, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in Economics from Yale University. Dr. Malloy is currently serving as an adviser to the fund.
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ESG

ILA Capital believes that sustainable investment practices are not only a priority for investment managers, but a responsibility. Furthermore, it is apparent that Aligning investment decisions with the betterment of society creates longevity and sustainable growth for investors and clients alike.

At ILA Capital, we endeavor to serve our clients with pride and transparency to achieve their broader goals of deploying capital in the fixed income space. We strongly believe that marketplace lending has beneficial social impacts by getting capital to segments of society that were previously left out or overlooked.

ILA Capital was founded on a culture of respect, integrity, and accountability and we consider sustainability to be a core part of the DNA of the firm. We continuously look for new ways to invest responsibly from our practices to our partnerships, with our clients’ trust at the forefront.