Michael R. Wiener
Mr. Wiener is the co-founder of Newlight Asset Partners, LLC. He brings over twenty years of risk management and credit experience to Newlight with a unique background that lends a valuable perspective to the firm’s practice. Prior to Newlight, Mr. Wiener worked toward the advancement of several IP based financing vehicles based largely on the expertise he developed during his 11 years at the Centre Group, a subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services. While at Centre, where he was a Senior Vice President, Mr. Wiener was responsible for the origination and execution of a portfolio of customized structured risk transactions, including the application of insurance-based capital to secure tranches of mezzanine debt.
Mr. Wiener’s underwriting background crosses over many industries and asset classes, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, high technology, consumer products and media. With a particular focus on the monetization of various forms of intellectual property, Mr. Wiener helped pioneer the securitization of pharmaceutical royalty streams and funded several transactions in that space. Mr. Wiener holds a B.S. in Economics.