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.


AltFi is always on the lookout for great journalists, marketers, sales people and events organisers to join our growing team based in London.
Don't see the role you're looking for currently available? We're always looking for smart, talented individuals!
Please feel free to send your CV to us at Jobs@AltFi.com  and include a brief note on why you'd like to work for AltFi.

Drop Us A Line

For our editorial team editorial@altfi.com
For our marketing team sam@altfi.com
For our events team events@altfi.com
For our sales team sam@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.

Phone: +44 (0)203 9220871

Email: sam@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Guy Starkins

AltFi Business Development Executive

Guy has joined AltFi as a Business Development Executive having just finished an undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting and Management at the University of Nottingham. Guy has always had a passion for traveling, having moved to England from Melbourne, Australia. In his spare time Guy plays hockey on the weekend and is looking to become fluent in Chinese having studied it on the side of his degree.

Phone: +44 (0)203 9220871

Email: guy@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Daniel Lanyon

AltFi Editorial Director

Daniel is the Editorial Director 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.

Phone: +44 (0) 20807 80318

Email: daniel@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Oliver Smith

AltFi Managing Editor and Head of Content

Oliver Smith is Managing Editor and Head of Content at AltFi. As well as covering the fintech sector, he is responsible for crafting the content of AltFi’s biggest events, including the Festival Of Finance, AltFi Lending Summit, plus AltFi’s Awards, Research reports and Money Talks webinars. He was previously a Senior Reporter at Forbes, The Memo and Technology Reporter at City AM. Winner of the Gold Award at MHP’s 30 To Watch, Oliver can be reached on Twitter.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8078 0283 

Email: oliver@altfi.com

Social: LinkedIn

Amelia Isaacs

AltFi Reporter

Amelia is a Reporter at AltFi. She was formerly an Online Journalist at LBC Global covering news and content. Having completed a fast-track course at News Associates Journalism School in London, she is now a gold-standard NCTJ journalist. She received a degree in English; Writing Seminars; and Medicine, Science and the Humanities with honours from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8152 3619

Email: amelia@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Panagiotis Kountanis

AltFi Head of Product

Panagiotis is the Head of Product at ETF Stream & AltFi.
With extensive experience in product management, sales and marketing, Panagiotis has been responsible for leading teams, creating strategic plans, and developing new product propositions. He has led business transformation through data-driven decision-making and empathetic leadership. He loves listening to music, long-distance running and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8132 8063

Email: panagiotis@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Yasser Jamil

AltFi Digital Marketing Manager

Yasser is the Digital Marketing Manager at ETF Stream & AltFi. He has previously worked in the Enterprise Tech Publishing industry. He brings his content and digital marketing experience to further grow the company. He also holds a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys watching cricket.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3922 0873

Email: yasser.jamil@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Emma Dickinson

AltFi Senior Marketing Executive

Emma joined AltFi and ETF Stream in April 2022 as a Senior Marketing Executive. After working in several marketing roles in the housebuilding and automotive sector, she brings with her strategic and creative experience to further enhance the company. Outside of work, she plays for a netball team and enjoys an evening out to watch theatre or a musical.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3882 2678

Email: Emma@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Annie Tuckwell

AltFi Audience Development Executive

Annie Tuckwell joined AltFi and ETF Stream as Content Creation Assistant in 2022 and was promoted to Multi-media and Content Executive in December of the same year. She is now focusing on audience development in her role as Audience Development Executive. After studying French literature at Oxford University, she worked in various communications roles in Melbourne, Australia. She has now relocated to London and is enjoying utilising her writing skills within the marketing sphere. Her hobbies include baking and watching Korean dramas.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8152 6950

Email: annie@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

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 planning.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8078 0317 

Email: carla@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Jules Alderman

AltFi Events Manager

Jules is the Events Manager at AltFi. Having received a degree in Public Relations in 2014, Jules has since worked for a leading advertising agency and various media companies. Jules’ career took a natural path leading her to discover her passion for planning and logistics. Most recently, she worked as Event Producer for a publishing company for just under four years. Jules brings a creative mindset with determination and passion to make our events a success.


Phone: +44 (0) 20 8078 0284

Email: Jules@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Lea Pastot

AltFi Events Manager

Lea is the Events Manager at AltFi and ETF Stream. She previously worked 3.5 years in Geneva, Switzerland, as director of operations for a venue finding company. Before that, she worked for several creative events agencies in London. In 2015, Lea was awarded a master’s degree in Conference and Events Management from the University of Westminster. Lea gained a wealth of knowledge and diversity from her previous positions, and always aims to find innovative solutions to create successful events.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 4522 8885

Email: lea@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Afzal Miah

AltFi Senior Design Manager

Afzal joined ETF Stream and AltFi as Graphic Designer in March 2020 before being promoted to Senior Design Manager in December 2022. 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.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8078 0950

Email: afzal@altfi.com

Social: Linkedin

Catarina Mestre

AltFi Junior Graphic Designer

Cat joined the design team at ETF Stream and AltFi in 2022. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, she moved to London to work in the healthcare, technology and heritage sectors, focusing on brand campaigns for national and international audiences.

She previously worked in advertising agencies in Lisbon, Portugal, creating digital campaigns for multinational brands. This allowed Cat to develop a keen eye for detail. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to Hip-Hop and R&B and go to street art exhibitions.

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8148 3111

Email: Catarina.mestre@etfstream.com

Social: Linkedin

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 a knowledgeable investment expert. He was also one of the very first journalists to write about the sector in the main nationals.