Henry Raine

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Previous Experience

  • Head of Legal, Regulatory, and Public Affairs, Wonga
  • Senior Equity Partner, Herbert Smith
  • Director, BZW Corporate Finance
  • Assistant Director / Investment Banker, Kleinwort Benson Corporate Finance
  • Solicitor / Trainee, Linklaters 

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Henry Raine

Managing Director

Henry has more than three decades of leadership experience in financial services, and during his distinguished career has worked in investment banking, law, and financial technology. He is an expert in managing change and building and advising teams to solve strategic challenges.

Experience

In 2010, Henry was appointed the first head of legal, regulatory, and public affairs at U.K. lender Wonga. In this capacity, he built a team of legal, compliance, and public-affairs professionals; oversaw all company discussions with U.K. and global regulators; and led the effort to ensure Wonga’s authorization by the Financial Conduct Authority in January 2016. 

Henry was previously a senior partner at commercial law firm Herbert Smith, where he developed the contentious-regulatory and life-sciences practices, created and led the business-development function. Additionally, as a member of the firm’s management committee, he was closely involved in the firm’s international expansion. Earlier in his career, Henry was a senior banker in corporate finance at BZW Corporate Finance, an executive at Kleinwort Benson, and a solicitor at Linklaters. 



Education

  • L.S.F., College of Law, Lancaster Gate
  • B.A., jurisprudence, Magdalen College, Oxford University 


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