Oxford Real Estate Conference
This year, the Oxford Real Estate Conference will focus on ‘Managing Change’. Given the recent political shifts and general transformations in demographics and behavioural trends, the Oxford Real Estate Conference will explore how these changes are affecting the Real Estate industry and how company leaders are dealing with the uncertainty.
LendInvest’s CIO and Co-Founder, Ian Thomas, will be speaking on the ‘A focus on entrepreneurs – capturing opportunities in times of change’ panel which will discuss how economic and policy shifts can bring significant challenges to established firms but also offer opportunities to new entrepreneurs.
Wed, 1 Mar 2017
9am - 7pm
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
- Ian Thomas Co-Founder and CIO, LendInvest
Ian Thomas is Co-Founder and CIO of LendInvest, the UK's leading online mortgage lender and one of the UK's fastest-growing FinTech companies. Ian and his business partner, Christian Faes, 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. Today, LendInvest is a well-capitalised and profitable company. By adopting a diversified lending model with a healthy mix of investors, the platform is well positioned for sustainable and sensible scale. To date, investors have invested more than £850m in loans to hundreds of borrowers to finance 2,700 new and rebuilt homes worth over £1.45 billion.