Senior Investment Manager

Timothy Mayer

Timothy joined Therium from another litigation funder in 2015.  He is a former member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Queen Mary) Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, sits on the International Litigation Financing Association working party on UNCITRAL WG III, and was formerly Company Secretary and a director of the Association of Litigation Funders of England & Wales. He was a member of the Third Party Funding Working Party that drafted the Code of Conduct for Litigation Funders in England and Wales following the Jackson Review.

Tim has been in the funding market since 2008 and formerly practised at the Chancery & Commercial Bar. He took Firsts in both Jurisprudence (1995) and the Bachelor of Civil Law degree (1996) at Oriel College, Oxford.


"Tim is an experienced operator in the funding space, with particular expertise in international arbitration matters."

- Chambers, 2021

"Tim Mayer is extremely user-friendly and great to work with."

- Chambers, 2022

The Team

Investment Manager

Ben Smyth

Ben joined Therium in 2020, following more than 15 years in Investment Banking.  Ben was most recently Head of Benelux and Nordics, within the Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets advisory group, at UBS Investment Bank.  In this role, he acted for some of the largest Banks and Insurance companies in Northern Europe, advising on liability optimisation.  Ben has experience in originating, structuring and executing a number of high profile and complex credit instruments across multiple international jurisdictions, spanning Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Ben has been heavily involved with the development of regulatory capital instruments under the Solvency II and Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV) regimes.  He has acted on the inaugural Restricted Tier 1 (RT1) instrument from a European insurer (ASR Nederland), as well as the inaugural Additional Tier 1 bonds from banks based in Benelux (KBC Bank) and Sweden (Nordea Bank).

Ben achieved a First Class Degree (with Honours) in Economics from the University of Durham.  He has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School, London, where he was awarded a Distinction.

The Team