LendIt USA

LendIt USA 2017 returns to New York for its fifth production at The Javits Center on March 6-7. This conference is the largest event yet with 5,600 registered attendees — a 50% upsurge over 2016 — plus, over 200 sponsors/exhibitors. A high-energy dinner celebration closed out the conference with the first-ever LendIt Industry Awards ceremony, where 18 winners were revealed in categories related to innovation, emerging talent and top performance.

Ian Thomas, CIO and Co-Founder, LendInvest and Christian Faes, CEO and Co-Founder, LendInvest will be attending LendIt USA where they will both be speaking. Ian will be speaking on the panel ‘Innovation in Real Estate: Transitioning to Institutional Capital in Online Real Estate’ while Christian is speaking on the ‘Leading UK Platforms in a Post Brexit World’ panel.

event_note

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 - Tue, 7 Mar 2017

schedule

8am - 5pm

room

Jacob Javits Centre
655 W 34th St
New York
NY 10001

mic

2 speakers

Speakers

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    Ian Thomas CIO and Co-Founder, LendInvest

    Ian Thomas is Co-Founder and Director of LendInvest, the UK's leading online mortgage lender and one of the UK's fastest-growing FinTech companies. Christian and his business partner, Ian Thomas, launched LendInvest in 2013 to bring technology to the £1.2 trillion UK mortgage market, which is entirely offline and largely untouched by the FinTech movement. LendInvest's technology makes it easier and faster for creditworthy borrowers to access mortgage finance, and gives more people access to invest in secured property loans. Best known for its online investment platform, LendInvest also runs two discretionary, regulated funds for private clients and wealth managers, as well as several funding lines of behalf of UK and international banks. Ian is a qualified chartered surveyor, with significant property and development experience. Ian previously held senior positions with Ballymore Property Group (the largest property group in Europe at the time) and SEGRO.

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    Christian Faes CEO and Co-Founder, LendInvest

    Christian Faes is co-founder and CEO of LendInvest, the UK's leading online mortgage lender and one of the UK's fastest-growing FinTech companies. Christian and his business partner, Ian Thomas, launched LendInvest in 2013 to bring technology to the £1.2 trillion UK mortgage market, which is entirely offline and largely untouched by the FinTech movement. LendInvest's technology makes it easier and faster for creditworthy borrowers to access mortgage finance, and gives more people access to invest in secured property loans. Best known for its online investment platform, LendInvest also runs two discretionary, regulated funds for private clients and wealth managers, as well as several funding lines of behalf of UK and international banks. Before LendInvest, Christian and Ian founded Montello which became one of the UK's leading short-term mortgage lenders, and out of which LendInvest was spun. Christian is a qualified solicitor with corporate finance and real estate experience. He was previously a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance and in-house legal counsel for Deutsche Bank. Before founding Montello in 2008, Christian was involved in a mortgage lending business in his native Australia. Christian is also an active supporter of the FinTech and PropTech sectors, and an investor in startups such as Seedrs and Plentific.

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