Frank Elvinger, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Frank Elvinger

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
June 3, 2020

A HEC Paris graduate, Frank has advised clients on a range of transactions totaling more than €50 million. His freelance projects included best-use modeling, valuation, business plan creation, capital-raising, portfolio advice, and loan structuring. He has acquired experience in corporate settings while working at firms such as Credit Suisse and entrepreneurial settings by working on development projects and providing financial advice to corporate and private clients.

Case Studies

Work Experience

Freelance Financial Consultant

2016 - PRESENT
  • Advised on commercial and residential real estate transactions in the European market totaling over €50 million.
  • Guided high-net worth families and corporate clients on asset disposals, investments, portfolio structuring, and debt restructuring.
  • Prepared financial analyses and participated in transaction negotiations to support potential sale of a c. 11,000m² ex-industrial property with numerous transactional complexities due to local regulations.
  • Managed divestment from a mid-size regional shopping mall as lead financial advisor. Performed valuation, identified potential acquirers, participated in sales negotiations, and advised on debt restructuring for a transaction of over €25 million.
  • Coordinated seed fundraising initiative of a mental health start-up. Contributions included financial projections, business plan, investment structuring, and pitch deck.
Focus areas: Debt Financing, Financing, Financial Analysis, Research, Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Seed Fundraising, Debt Restructuring, Investing, Real Estate

CFO - Board Member

2016 - PRESENT
  • Identified and conceptualized opportunity to build a 900m² residential real estate development project in Luxembourg with an estimated current market value of c. €9.8 million.
  • Raised and structured a €1.2 million seed capital investment to acquire land and finance initial design and construction planning.
  • Prepared dynamic financial model including projected revenue and costs per unit to obtain further financing.
  • Defined strategic roadmap for development and commercialization by collaborating cross-functionally with architects, management, and authorities to ensure cost-effective implementation.
Focus areas: Debt Financing, Asset Valuation, Marketing Research & Analysis, CFO, Cash Flow Modeling, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development

International Wealth Management - Institutional and International Clients Division

2019 - 2019
Credit Suisse
  • Performed comprehensive market research, including fund performance and current investment theme reviews, to deliver client pitches tailoring bank solutions to risk appetite and investment goals of institutional clients.
  • Quantified payoffs and returns of custom-build structured products for top tier asset managers.
  • Implemented structured lending solutions, as well as mortgages, for international UHNW individuals.
  • Analyzed performance sensitivity for the development of a capital-guaranteed product (consisting of a repackaging of underlying securities, swaps and a third-party bond as collateral).
  • Developed a database using VBA to track and visualize c. €5.5 billion of luxury real estate listings in France and Monaco.
Focus areas: Debt Financing, Residential Real Estate, Private Banking


2017 - 2017
Centre Commercial de Walferdange
  • Renegotiated lease terms with several lessees of a c. 9,000m² shopping mall.
  • Performed segmentation and competitive study of similar shopping malls and leisure spaces to identify potential new tenants and evaluated feasibility of a potential new food and beverage concept.
  • Built a detailed financial and valuation model to solicit investors in the ongoing sale process of the asset.
Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate, Property Valuation, Property Management, Real Estate
2019 - 2020

Master's Degree in Analytics and Management

London Business School - London, United Kingdom

2018 - 2018

Visiting Graduate Student in Finance

Columbia University - New York, USA

2017 - 2018

Master's Degree in International Finance

HEC Paris - Paris, France

2014 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Management

HEC Lausanne - Lausanne, Switzerland


Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Cash Flow Modeling, Fundraising, Valuation, Private Banking, Startup Funding, Market Research, Venture Funding, Private Equity, Portfolio Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Forecasting, Seed Fundraising, Investment Portfolio Management, Wealth Management, Angel/Seed Funding, CFO, Asset Valuation, Debt Restructuring, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Valuation Multiples

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Financial Services, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate

Geographic Expertise

United Kingdom

Data & Analysis Software

Tableau, R


Research, Small Business Consultants, Analytics, Investor Relations, Startups, Business Models, Portfolio Analytics, Portfolio Management, Interim CFO, Pitch Decks, Early-stage Funding, Business Strategy, B2B, Business to Business (B2B), Financial Forecasting, Debt Financing, Marketing Research & Analysis, Property Management, Property Valuation, Investing, Financial Analysis, Financing, Python, Investment Modeling, Asset Acquisition, Industry Analysis

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