About Us

 

AltFi provides market-leading news, opinion, insights and events for the rapidly-growing alternative finance and fintech community.

Our core focus is on disruption to lending, banking and investing. This includes alternative lending, digital banks and digital wealth management.

Founded in 2013, AltFi's events in Europe, Australia and North America have become a 'must' for anyone interested in the space, while our team has also expanded to include specialist news and analysis.

Alongside our sister media brand ETF Stream, which serves the exchange traded funds industry in Europe, Australia and Asia, we are making the disruption of finance more transparent and accessible to an increasingly wider audience.

 

Drop Us A Line

For our journalists Editorial@AltFi.com
For events and sponsorship requests Events@AltFi.com

 

The AltFi Team

 

Sam Ridley

AltFi Managing Director

Sam is the Managing Director of ETF Stream and AltFi, having joined the former in September 2018. Post ETF Stream’s acquisition and merger with AltFi, his primary responsibilities are to oversee both businesses strategic objectives, and to develop and grow the services that they offer to its clients and readers, globally. Prior to joining ETF Stream, he was responsible for the business development and client engagement across Europe’s Institutional Investor community at Markets Group. Before this Sam was also the commercial manager for Perspective Publishing, managing the Pensions Age, European Pensions and Charity Times titles. Sam is a devout England rugby fan and can be found frequently attending England’s international fixtures. He is also a passionate watch collector.


Daniel Lanyon

AltFi Editor-in-Chief

Daniel is the Editor-in-Chief 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.


Oliver Smith

AltFi Managing Editor

Oliver Smith is an Managing 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


Aisling Finn

AltFi Junior Reporter

Aisling is a Junior Reporter for AltFi. She has recently graduated Exeter University where she was the Editor of The Exeter Tab, a leading online student publication. Most notably she broke the story of a racist Law Society group chat that garnered national media coverage. Aisling also previously worked for the BBC in Plymouth.


Carla Andrei

AltFi Head of Events

Carla is the Head of Events at AltFi and ETF Stream. 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.


Sophy Moyes

AltFi Head of Marketing

Sophy joined ETF Stream as the audience development and marketing events manager in June 2019, before becoming head of marketing in February 2020. She now works across both ETF Stream and AltFi. Having worked in various industries in the events space, she will be growing our marketing and events strategy at ETF Stream. In her spare time, Sophy enjoys producing radio documentaries and podcasts.


Karolina Bzikot

AltFi Marketing & Events Coordinator

Karolina joined ETF Stream as a Marketing & Events Coordinator in February 2020. Since the merge was announced, she now does the same at AltFi. She previously worked at Advance HE, a training and development provider for higher education institutions. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and going to the gym.


Afzal Miah

AltFi Lead Graphic Designer

Afzal Miah is a Lead Graphic Designer for ETF Stream and AltFi. He’s an experienced designer having worked at many roles within various types of organisations. He enjoys taking complex problems as a challenge and turning them into minimal and engaging designs. If you don’t find him designing, then you’ll be sure to find him traveling with a camera by his side.


David Stevenson

AltFi Strategic Advisor

David Stevenson 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.


Oli Batchelor

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.


Glenn Hodgeman

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.