AltFi was founded back in the autumn of 2013 by executive directors David Stevenson and Rupert Taylor, both veterans of the investment world. They observed that this disruptive financial sector needed a forum for global news, views and data – and of course a world class event through the AltFi Summits.
Our European and US summits have become a ‘must’ for anyone interested in the space while the team has also expanded alongside our specialist news and analysis coverage. AltFi Funding focuses on explaining alternative finance to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) whilst AltFi Investor is focused on providing incisive opinion and analysis for lenders and of course investors. AltFi’s sister company is Brismo (previously AltFi Data), an analytics company serving both originators of, and investors in, a range of alternative financial assets.
AltFi Executive Director
David Stevenson, Editor in Chief of AltFi, is a columnist for the Financial Times (the Adventurous Investor), Investment Week and Money Week. He’s an experienced media entrepreneur (he’s set up a number of online media companies focused on online TV and viral videos) and knowledgeable investment expert. He was also one of the very first journalists to write about the sector in the main nationals.
Daniel is the Editor of AltFi, focusing on fintech and alternative finance space. He was formerly a senior and award winning journalist at FE Trustnet covering the world of financial markets and asset management. Having attained a degree in economics, he went on to work as a journalist at several of the world’s leading media organisations including The Times, BBC and Reuters covering economics, business and politics. Before this he worked as an economics and business correspondent for Hurriyet Daily News in Istanbul, Turkey.
AltFi Australasia Executive Director
Glenn is an Executive Director of AltFi, the London-based Fintech media company, where he writes articles on the Australian online lending sector. In 2015 he created and launched the annual AltFi Australasia Summit which remains the major Fintech Lending Conference in Australia, bringing together international thought leaders from the world of Fintech and Alternative Finance. Last year he launched a private debt fund, called HHR Capital Partners, which seeks to identify best-in-class online and non-bank lenders, that originate pools of loans and other securities that the fund can purchase. Glenn was a specialist advisor to the private debt affiliate of hedge fund manager Marshall Wace; MW Eaglewood and is an experienced credit trader and market maker having led trading teams locally and overseas at Citi, ANZ and Westpac.
Oliver Smith is an Editor at AltFi, covering fintech, crypto and challenger banks. He was previously a Senior Reporter at Forbes and on the founding team of The Memo, London's fastest-growing business and tech publication which was acquired by Forbes in 2018. Winner of the Gold Award at MHP’s 30 To Watch, Oliver is a regular guest on the BBC, Sky News, ITV and Al Jazeera to comment on the latest tech trends. He can be reached on Twitter or at Oliver@AltFi.com
AltFi Head of Events and Marketing
Carla is the Head of Events and Marketing at AltFi. Previously she studied business administration, marketing & public relations in Romania and worked in finance for several multinational companies including Hewlett Packard and Honeywell. After moving to London she discovered her passion for planning and logistics which led to a several years of experience organising events in the self development industry. She now has the perfect balance mixing her financial background with events and marketing.
AltFi Head of Digital
Oli was on the founding team of AltFi and is a digital-media generalist. He can be found coding websites, designing graphics, editing videos and essentially embracing the power modern technology delivers.
George is a recent mathematics graduate from Brunel University, currently studying Banking and Finance MSc. In his spare time George enjoys playing rugby league, previously representing Scotland in two world championships.
Roger Baird has worked as a financial journalist for around 20 years reporting on companies, capital markets and the UK economy.