Robert Bucci, Director

Robert has broad domestic and international banking experience initially with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and subsequently with global investment banks Deutsche Bank Australia and UBS Warburg. 

 

Robert was a co-founder of Globex Finance Pty Limited in 2003 an Australian Financial Services licensee.  Robert also participated in the formation of LIFT Capital Partners in 2005. LIFT Capital provided a range of innovative gearing solutions to a broad distribution network which included brokers and independent financial planners, with loan receivables peaking at $820 million, assets under administration exceeding $1.2bn with 20 staff.  Robert is a non-executive director of Shadow Boxer Systems Pty Ltd assisting in the development of a global distribution strategy for its existing and emerging fitness and App integrated products.

 

Robert’s banking and commercial experience over this time has included domestic and cross border leasing transaction, product development and execution of complex domestic and international structured finance style transactions.  Recent notable achievements include:

 

  • Arranged equity funding for the acquisition of 3 delinquent debt ledgers with debt face value exceeding $35 million;

  • Proposed, negotiated and awarded special servicing role on a $300m RMBS loan book with respect to $40 million in distressed un-secured residual loan positions;

  • Arranged and structured pre-DA equity and acquisition funding for three property development transactions located in Freshwater in Sydney and Perth CBD, totaling approximately $10 million for projects with gross realiseable sales of approximately $200 million; and

  • Arranged equity and jointly arranged debt for mixed residential and retail development for Mandalong Projects Pty Limited with TDC of $32million and realiseable value of $40mio due for completion October 2013.

  • Provided consulting advice to restructure a senior lending facility totaling $76 million for a development project located in Perth CBD, and thereby facilitating the practical completion to be achieved.

 

Previous career highlights include:

  • Co-developed and delivered an investment program for issuances by New Zealand based entities for Italian investors for third party implementation by a US based banking group totaling with an issuance target exceeding EUR500 million;

  • UK and German based cross border investment structures delivering tax enhanced returns for participants with an issuance of $500 million;

  • Listed tax enhanced structured property issuance totaling $260 million;

  • Australian intangible asset transactions into Germany totaling $500 million;

  • New Zealand structured issue with UK/German institutional investors totaling NZD 750 million.

 

Robert holds a Master of Applied Finance (Macquarie University), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment (Securities Institute of Australia) and a Bachelor of Business (University of Technology, Sydney).