Ravi Anand

ESF Capital

Managing Director

Ravi has almost 30 years of financial services experience, including broad experience of asset management ​in particular, alternative assets. He oversees ESF / ThinCats credit and business development activities, He has created businesses and led more than 80 corporate transactions, included fund raisings exceeding $12bn for both public and private fund vehicles and M&A transactions. Most recently, he was head of corporate finance at Dexion Capital. Prior to that, Ravi was head of corporate finance and co-head of alternatives at New Star Asset Management. He is a qualified accountant and studied Management and Administration at Aston University.

Event Sessions Featuring Ravi Anand

Roundtable (Breakout)

Alternative Credit ‐ Round Table Discussion

London Summit 2018 - 26th March 2018

  • The 22-strong roundtable discussed various aspects of opportunities in the non-bank lending space including the opportunities in SME lending, the maturity of the market and the sustainability of some platforms' business models and the need for greater transparency.
  • Christian Gut, manager of the P2P lending Fund, said investors need to fully understand track records of managers/funds and of how loans are performing. He said it is “really hard to understand” like-for-like comparisons when platform are changing underwriting models.  “Every country and platform is doing things in different ways. The industry should decide a certain level of credit and risk that should exist across the aboard,” he said.
  • Maseco’s Matthews added that niches are well suited to alternative credit but  “you can’t throw a lot of money” at them as this would harm yields.
  • RM’s Nicholl’s said that trust in the sector could be improved by third party audits leading to more capital into the sector.
  • AltFi Data’s Fekete added that lenders are showing more and more interest in having their data assessed and compared on a like-for-like basis. That is a vital part of the maturation of the sector, he said.

Roundtable (Breakout)

Alternative credit

AltFi Europe Summit 2017 - 30th March 2017

Articles By Ravi Anand

The rise of the machines vs the human touch

25th January 2018 | Ravi Anand

Articles Featuring Ravi Anand

Thincats hires new head of credit

1st June 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

The rise of the machines vs the human touch

25th January 2018 | Ravi Anand

P2P lender ThinCats launches rebranding effort

22nd November 2017 | Emily Nicolle

New model for less exuberant times

18th April 2016 | Geoff Miller