Mr. Andreas Bodmeier
Co-Founder, Chicago Atlantic Group, LLC
Mr. Andreas Bodmeier is a Principal and Co-founder of Chicago Atlantic Group, LLC, where he leads portfolio management and operations. Mr. Bodmeier has been working at the intersection of finance and analytics for over 10 years. Previously, Mr. Bodmeier was a principal at a boutique technology and consulting firm, advising multi-national and private corporations on FX and commodity risk management, capital structure decisions, and investor relations. He was also the co-founder of an SEC-registered online investment adviser for retirement accounts. As Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Bodmeier built the firm’s investment methodology and compliance program. He has also served as a consultant for hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, commercial and consumer lenders, and pharmaceutical companies. His academic research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business focused on capital market anomalies, portfolio allocation, and risk management. Mr. Bodmeier holds a Ph.D. in Finance and MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously, he received B.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the Freie University Berlin and a M.Sc. in Statistics from Humboldt University, both in Berlin, Germany.
Chicago Atlantic Group, LLC (“CAG”) is an opportunistic credit-oriented investment firm seeking to capitalize on North American investment opportunities that are time-sensitive, complex, or in dislocated markets such as cannabis, where we believe risk is fundamentally mispriced. Chicago Atlantic manages a direct lending funds focused on making senior secured loans to state-licensed firms in the cannabis and industrial hemp/CBD industries targeting 13-15% cash returns, net of all fees, distributed quarterly, and net total IRRs of 20%+ including capital gains from equity kickers. The absence of traditional debt financing combined with the availability of high-quality retail and industrial real estate collateral makes our cannabis debt strategy one of the most attractive niches in the private credit space.
Mr. Bodmeier will be speak about - Senior-Secured Loans With Equity-Like Returns: Private Debt in the U.S. Cannabis Sector