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Andrew Whelan

Andrew Whelan is the CEO of GLI Finance, which is a UK listed (quoted on AIM) business that provides alternative finance to Small and Medium sized Enterprises. GLI has exposure to alternative finance platforms; covering peer to peer, marketplace, and balance sheet lenders. Andrew has over 25 years financial experience and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.


Prior to founding Sancus, one of GLI’s core niche lending businesses, in 2013, Andrew was a founding partner of Ermitage Group following its MBO in 2006 from Liberty Life. He was also CIO of Ermitage’s Wealth Management business and during his 10 year tenure won multiple investment awards.


Andrew started his career in the UK “blue chip” merchant banking sector and spent 7 years in both Morgan Grenfell and Kleinwort Benson, which respectively became part of Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank. At Dresdner Bank he was a member of their senior investment committee.


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Articles by Andrew Whelan

Paving the way for institutional investment in the alternative finance sector

12th September 2016

Andrew Whelan, chief executive officer of GLI Finance reveals why the scene is set for more institutional demand for alternative finance.   The latest economic data has baffled the Brexit naysayers ...