A group of alternative investment firms is leveraging AI in innovative ways to provide funding for a multi-billion dollar credit union.
Angelo Gordon, ATLAS SP Partners and Värde Partners have established their initiative in partnership with Pagaya Technologies, a provider of AI infrastructure for the financial services market.
The new credit union is being established in the face of tough market conditions in the regional banking sector along with rising interest rates, said the three investment firms, adding that tightened credit boxes and credit policies are ramping pressure to new highs. They said that the AI-driven platform will help solve this challenge by helping to stabilize the credit union’s balance sheet and provide a scalable solution to the banking ecosystem.
“The volatility in the financial markets over the last twelve months has enabled our platform to prove its ability to identify and execute on interesting opportunities in the face of a rapidly evolving environment and expanding opportunity set,” said T.J. Durkin, Head of Structured Credit at Angelo Gordon. “Leveraging the Pagaya AI network accelerated our ability to both analyze the underlying data of loans being sold and provide efficient liquidity to the sellers of those credits.”
“Since the inception of ATLAS SP Partners as a new, independent franchise, we have been focused on delivering innovative asset-backed financing solutions and enabling commercial activity and economic growth for our clients,” said a spokesperson for ATLAS SP Partners. “We are proud to have worked with a longstanding partner, Pagaya, in an expedited timeline to provide replicable financing alternatives for our clients in this market environment.”
“We are pleased to bring private capital solutions to credit unions and other financial institutions looking to make room for growth in their balance sheets,” said Aneek Mamik, Partner and Head of Financial Services at Värde. “The collaboration with Pagaya and other like-minded investors expands our financing reach, improves our underwriting capabilities, and enhances our ability to bring dependable capital to an increasingly dislocated credit market.”
“Our AI network has two key pillars of differentiation: capital strategy and sustained origination growth through our AI, leveraging FCRA-compliant consumer data,” said Gal Krubiner, Co-Founder and CEO of Pagaya. “We remain laser-focused on bringing together leading U.S. and global investors and continuing to enable originators to offer consistent financial products. We offer a scalable solution to the current macro environment and look forward to replicating this for other institutions in the future.”