James Newbery is an Investment Manager at British Pearl. He works with the property acquisition team on structuring investment opportunities. James brings broad experience across the portfolio management and wealth management markets having spent two decades in financial services, including Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Western Asset Management and Legal & General. He has worked extensively on investment management and risk frameworks in both large institutional and smaller start-up businesses. He graduated from Bangor University with a B.A. (Hons) in Banking, Insurance and Finance and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Mark asserted that the talent pool in property lending is now ‘in the alternative space’. He also said of platforms that get pricing and risk wrong: “The speed at which they came is the speed at which they’ll go.”
Uma said that alternative property lenders have to adapt their position in the market based on where we are in the property cycle.
James said that the interest rate cycle ‘is not going back to the way it was’ and that this opens up opportunities for alternative lenders to attract investment.
Marek said that EstateGuru’s main value proposition is that it allows investors to build a property portfolio that is diversified by geography.