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Glenn Hodgeman

Glenn Hodgeman has been running Global Credit businesses for nearly 20 years across Australia and Asia. More recently with Westpac Banking Corporation as Global Head of Credit Trading. Previous to this heading up Trading businesses for Citi/Salomon Smith Barney and ANZ. His specialty, investing across all parts of the debt capital structure, including distressed assets. The more recent regulatory changes in the Australian Banking industry are now starting to to impact the business models of the Australian Banks. So he has been focused on the emergence of P2P lenders, Crowd funding and assisting Global Funds to invest in this growing asset class. His blog is all about Australia, NZ and Asia.

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Articles by Glenn Hodgeman

Australia's largest robo-advisor gets major backing

8th May 2017

Stockspot has run a successful series B funding round, hoping to fuel expansion.    Australia’s largest robo-advisor Stockspot has locked up $3 million in a series B funding ...

Market perspectives: Simon Cordell, Head of Credit Risk at RateSetter Australia

26th October 2016

Last Friday, I sat down with Simon Cordell (picutred right), Head of Credit Risk at Ratesetter Australia. Simon is a 20-year veteran of consumer and SME credit (he was head of small business risk management ...

A Blockchain solution for Marketplace Lending, it’s from Sydney

30th August 2016

Blockchain continues to generate a huge amount of interest and hype within the global capital markets, and now we see something tailored for marketplace and alternative lending coming from Sydney. ...

Ratesetter Australia Targets the Key Domain of Banks – Secured Loans

1st September 2015

Late last week Ratesetter Australia announced that it would be the first P2P lender to offer secured personal loans, targeting a market at the heart of the banking industry. I met with Daniel Foggo ...

Innovation Nation – A discussion with Alex Scandurra the CEO of Stone and Chalk

6th July 2015

Alex Scandurra the CEO of Stone and Chalk would like Australia to be globally recognised as the “Innovation Nation”. Stone and Chalk is Sydney’s soon to be opened non-profit, government ...

InvoiceX no need to be sitting in Sydney nor Melbourne

22nd June 2015

A new dedicated invoice financing platform called InvoiceX is operating out of Hobart in Tasmania. A long way from the market noise of Sydney or Melbourne with government and corporate funded incubators ...

Australian Marketlend goes quietly about business

9th June 2015

The Australian marketplace lending platform Marketlend goes quietly about its business. The company has been open since December 2014, yet has taken a rather low key approach compared to many ...

More Europeans arrive – Spotcap now open for business

4th June 2015

As of Tuesday, more Europeans have entered the Australian SME Lending Market, this time with Spotcap now open for business. Last year we saw the launch of Ratesetter and ThinCats, ...

Stone and Chalk the new Sydney Fintech Hub established, the banks must be very pleased

5th March 2015

Yesterday the NSW Premier Mike Baird, announced that a new Sydney Fintech Hub called Stone and Chalk will be opened in May. The new hub will be located on the 26th floor of a building ...

A$ at record lows, timing for International Expansion into Australia P2P is better than ever

18th February 2015

With an A$ at record lows, expansion by International Marketplace Lenders into the Australian P2P market is better than ever. I have been watching closely the change in the A$ and more ...

Do Australian Banks get the Fintech revolution? Hartzer at Westpac does.

3rd February 2015

Do the Australian banks get the Fintech revolution, well Brian Hartzer does. After working for Westpac in Sydney as their Global Head of Credit Trading for over 4.5 years. I have been watching closely ...