GRAHAM WELLESLEY

WELLESLEY & CO

Category
Property Finance
Company Size
UK
Phone number
0800 888 6001
Email address
info@wellesley.co.uk

Starting work in the City in 1985, Graham Wellesley has seen his fair share of changes in the industry. He has been not just an observer of change but also a driving force. His company Wellesley & Co, founded in 2013 by Wellesley, 8th Earl Cowley, is an entirely modern business. It is leading a new way of alternative investment providers, allowing the wider public to offer loans to various projects in the property sector. Since inception, these peer-topeer, project-specific loans have expanded into bonds as well. Peer-to-peer lending is one of the hottest developments in finance, and Wellesley & Co are a top five industry player, taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by technology to link people together. The loans they have enabled are substantial, and include £3.9 million for ‘a construction project comprising 45 one and two bedroom apartments in Sheffield,’ as well as £2 million for a luxury five-bed Nottinghamshire home, and a £39.9 million loan for 368 residential apartments in Salford. Wellesley has form in leveraging new technologies to the finance industry. After initially working in the derivatives industry for Hoare Govett, Banque Indosuez, and ING, Wellesley then founded IFX Markets — one of the first online institutional and retail providers of foreign exchange and spread betting

Graham Wellesley