Oliver Aikens

Prodigy Finance

Head of Capital Markets

Oliver leads the Capital Markets team at Prodigy Finance and is responsible for funding strategy. He has more than 13 years’ experience working in structured finance and debt capital markets. He joined from a global investment bank where he structured asset-backed debt transactions for financial institutions and corporate clients. Oliver has an MA Law (Hons) from University of Cambridge and is a CFA Charterholder. In his spare time he enjoys golf, tennis, family and travel.  

Event Sessions Featuring Oliver Aikens


Panel

Beyond investment trusts: Where's the next wave of capital going to come from?

London Summit 2018 - 26th March 2018

  • Lüth said Raisin is working on developing EFTs with passive fund giant Vanguard while Aikens said Prodigy Finance is looking at different fund structures very closely.
  • Newsome said that two forms of private debt have sprung up. First is $850bn and more mid market private equity based and the second is platform based lending being $50-100bn. He added that a type of ‘fund of platforms’ could happen soon to help the latter grow.
  • Ramaekers said Aegon are planning a long run investment in the private credit space but that it can takes a while before actually buying the first loan in a platform. “It was a year before we deployed money after first meeting Funding Circle for the first time,” he said.



Articles Featuring Oliver Aikens

Alternative finance firms unfazed by Brexit

10th April 2018 | Ryan Weeks