We are a peer-to-peer marketplace helping individuals, high net worth lenders, private banks, family offices and institutions achieve attractive, risk-adjusted returns from residential development projects.
Invest & Fund was founded in November 2012 by David Turner, a former city trader with 30+ years’ experience and Mark Hawkins, a financial chartered accountant with 35 years’ accounting and directorship experience. Like a lot of good businesses, we started with a problem to solve: how to make it easy and rewarding for individuals and institutions to lend to businesses looking for alternative sources of finance.
David and Mark recruited Chief Technology Officer Stephen Kenny, a veteran of successful technology start-ups such as Betfair and The Property Investment Market. In July 2014, we successfully facilitated our first loan through investandfund.com.
As the business grew, we received an increasing number of enquiries from residential property developers looking to finance new projects. Loans for this sector were also attracting the greatest interest from lenders . As a result, in August 2015 we switched to focus exclusively on the residential development and bridging finance market. We appointed a Board with substantial experience in senior banking, wealth management, property lending and peer-to-peer finance backed by a team of credit experts with deep experience in property development and credit risk assessment. An experienced Head of Credit was appointed in 2018.
Today we are a team of 30+ led by David and Mark, Chairman Robert Burgess and Non-Executive Directors Mark Kibblewhite and Brian Lynch.
We are committed to building the UK’s most trusted peer-to-peer marketplace, helping individuals, high net worth lenders, private banks, family offices and institutions achieve attractive, risk-adjusted returns from successful residential development projects.
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Robert has for over 25 years held Senior Executive and Board positions in both Quoted (FTSE 100/250) and Unquoted FS businesses, including Lloyds Banking Group, Scottish Widows, as CEO of Alliance Trust Savings, as Co-Founder of the first, dedicated UK Closed Ended Fund to invest through P2P and as NED for OakNorth Bank where he chairs the Board, Credit & Board Risk Committees.
Mark has worked in financial services for 30+ years, largely with Barclays where he was MD of Barclays Wealth and Barclays Capital, developed the UK private bank franchise and ran the Investment Banking UK arm. He is an active P2P and real estate investor.
Brian is a former Head of Capital Markets EMEA at BNY Mellon and holds a Masters in Engineering and Computer Sciences from Oxford University. He was formerly Head of Flow Rates EMEA at Nomura and Global Head of Sterling Delta Trading at RBS . He is an active P2P investor and has been for over 12 years.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
David co-founded Invest & Fund after a 30-year career as a trader in the City of London, working for various financial institutions including Tullett Prebon and RBS. David has a clear vision for how the business can capture the growing peer-to-peer opportunity.
Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder
Mark is an FCA qualified chartered accountant and has more than 30 years' experience in a range of Financial Directorship roles. He co-founded Invest & Fund with David to help businesses and lenders tap into alternative sources of finance.
Operations Director and Compliance Officer
Paul is a highly-experienced financial services executive with experience across senior operations, risk and compliance roles. He has held Executive and Senior Management levels roles for Barclays, Woolwich and Nationwide.
Chief Technology Officer
Stephen is an experienced CTO and CEO skilled at working with successful high growth, technology-driven businesses. He is the former CTO of Betfair and founder of the UK's first peer-to-peer investment network.
Head of Borrower Origination
Gary brings more than 35 years' commercial banking experience to Invest & Fund. His leadership, technical skills and credit risk expertise helps ensure the team delivers compelling lending opportunities that work for borrowers, brokers and lenders.
Head of Credit
Richard is a highly experienced credit practitioner across all real estate activities. He has led regional teams across London and South East for RBS Commercial Banking in both Credit and Portfolio Management.
Head of Lender Relationships
Graham is a highly experienced investment professional and has worked across a wide range of asset classes as a trader, portfolio manager and analyst at leading banks and fund managers including HSBC and The Blackstone Group. Most recently Graham was a Director at a Peer-to-Peer aggregator and brings this direct sector knowledge to Invest & Fund.
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