The Chief Executives’ Lending Forum was launched in the wake of the 2007-8 economic downturn which has caused the lending landscape to dramatically change over the last few years and has precipitated the rise of new challengers and alternative forms of lending as the high street banks became increasingly unwilling to lend or take risk.
The global financial crisis of 2007-8 has been marked out by many as the key event that allowed new lending businesses to emerge to meet a growing demand and begin to thrive. This environment has also seen the implementation of a proliferation of alternative funding solutions including traditional banks re-thinking their lending criteria in response to strong Government intervention and initiatives to support SMEs (including QE), coupled with the impact of Fintech Lending Platforms and Challenge Funders.
The Chief Executives’ Lending Forum examined the involvement of all the key industry stakeholders and their contribution to the market, the impact of QE, the rise of Fintech and most recently the implications of Brexit.
The Chief Executives’ Lending Forum addressed:
- The future agenda on political economic planning for the UK: Brexit – how will this affect the lending market
- How to operate a successful lending business despite regulation and challenger competition
- Engaging with intermediaries and optimising business development platforms
- Product development and innovation: fintech competing on process and speed
- Making the most of the hire purchase opportunity and lending to SMEs
Attendees at the Chief Executives’ Lending Forum included CEOs, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors and Board Members from Government Agencies, Banks, Lenders, Captives, Challenger Banks, Challenge Funders, Lending Platforms and Disruptors, Fintechs, Middle market businesses, SMEs, Brokers , Advisors, Law Firms and Management Consultants.
- Understanding the future UK economic landscape including Brexit and the effects on the SME lending market
- Exploring the rise of non-traditional lenders, their products and differentiating routes to market
- Uncovering which business model is best practice for lending to SMEs
- Examining why hire purchase is taking over the lending market
- Analysing best process and best practice in SME lending
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Peter Alderson, Group Managing Director, LDF, LDF
Peter has been with the business since 2012 and has overall responsibility for all LDF Group businesses. He has 30 years’ experience in the asset finance and loans market. Prior to joining LDF, Peter had a variety of roles with banks (CBA, Investec, DrKW) and small independents (Alleasing, equigroup) in the UK, USA and Australian markets.
Atul Madahar, Former Venture Capitalist on Venture Leasing
Atul is a former venture capitalist developing venture leasing in the UK. Atul has worked at two US venture funds, Keystone Capital and TL Ventures. He has led over a dozen venture investments, served on boards and supported portfolio companies through exits, new financings (debt & equity) and restructurings. He also supported the fund-raising processes at these funds. Atul has broad international experience having been he COO/CFO of BioChem International a growth stage, sustainable chemicals company. He has also worked across several other sectors including mobile, semiconductors and IT, at both large corporation and private firms. Atul holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.
Joanne Davis, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Joanne Davis is a Partner at Locke Lord LLP and Head of the Firm’s Asset, Leasing & Consumer Finance division in the UK. Jo is a leading UK leasing lawyer and handles a range of matters from financial services, consumer credit regulation and compliance to transactional matters, finance litigation and dispute resolution. Jo assists clients on new product innovation, product reviews and product launches in a variety of sales channels and offers general regulatory advisory services to include setting up UK consumer finance or leasing businesses that are new to regulation and financial services in the UK to corporate governance, approved persons and the senior managers’ regime
Paul Jennings, Managing Director, JCB Finance Ltd
Paul has 38 years’ continuous service with JCB Finance, appointed Managing Director in 2011 after holding a range of senior positions such as Sales Director and General Manager Risk Management. JCB Finance is a long term joint venture between RBS Group and J C Bamford Excavators. JCB produce the iconic JCB diggers sold around the world. Paul’s professional qualifications include: Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (ALIBF); Fellow of Chartered Management Institute (FCMI); CMI Executive Diploma in Management 2007, winner of the 2007 CMI Sir Henry Fildes National Merit Award; and Member of the Finance & Leasing Association – Asset Finance Division.
Tarun Mistry, Partner – Financial Services Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Tarun leads the firm’s Financial Services Corporate Finance practice with a focus on banking and alternative lending sectors. Tarun joined the firm in 2003 after spending many years in the asset and consumer finance sectors in various senior management roles. In recent years Tarun and his team have advised on many of the M&A and funding transactions in the asset finance, retail finance and intermediary markets. Tarun also is a founding director of the Leasing Foundation and is a member of the board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Financial Services Faculty. Tarun is a scientist by training and transferred to the accountancy profession after graduating.
Graham Olive, Deputy CEO, OakNorth
Graham Olive is the deputy CEO of OakNorth. He is a qualified international banker with a successful track record in management, business development, risk control, regulation and operations. He has over two decade’s experience in the banking industry and has held positions at a number of leading financial institutions, including: Robert Fleming and Co. Ltd., Chase Manhattan, and Natixis. Graham is also a non-executive board member for Thrive Homes, the housing association which owns and manages more than 4,000 rented and leasehold properties in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Peter Thomas, COO, Leasing Foundation
Professor Peter Thomas is COO of the Leasing Foundation, a modern non-profit organisation that supports the leasing and asset finance industry. He is the Foundation’s Visiting Professor of Financial Innovation at Falmouth University and launched the MA in Leasing and Asset Finance, the first postgraduate qualification in the industry, at Falmouth. He holds visiting academic positions at Beijing Normal University, Newcastle University and Brunel University in business and technology and is Dean for international relationships at the Institute for Big Data in Finance in Beijing. He was previously CTO of the e-commerce arm of a FTSE100 business and founder and executive director of a multi-million dollar technology research institute in Melbourne, Australia.
Lindsay Town, CEO, IAA-Advisory
Lindsay has been in asset finance for 40 years and has worked with an extensive range of product and industry sectors, from high value cross border transactions to point of sale consumer finance businesses. His career has covered senior roles at several organisations, including Barclays, LloydsTSB (UK and USA), and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Latterly, Lindsay was with HBOS plc where he led a wide portfolio of asset finance businesses, which consisted at its peak of approximately £18bn of assets and over 2,250 colleagues. Lindsay is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. Having taken early retirement from Lloyds/HBOS in 2009, Lindsay has recently taken the role of CEO of IAA-Advisory Limited, a leading leasing advisory and consultancy firm.
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