‘We wouldn’t offer our clients a deal unless we were prepared to invest in it ourselves,’ says Bridge Invest co-founder Vivek Jeswani, who started the company in 2015 with business partner Ronak Ruparell. The firm established itself as a multi-family office which provides opportunities in short-term funding to individuals and SMEs secured by a legal charge against UK property. The founders are proud to claim that no client has lost principal or interest on their investment – plus average returns of nine to ten per cent, says Ruparell. He has over 15 years’ experience in investment banking, while Jeswani has over 20 years in finance under his belt, including seven years at Deutsche Bank in London and New York.
Vivek Jeswani and Ronak Ruparell