Requirements include assistance for a new lending initiative, replacing funding platforms, wrestling with a troublesome loan portfolio and the creation of financial tools to aid risk mitigation. Current market condition knowledge is supplied into negotiations that are unconstrained by internal limitations and stakeholder agendas. Past clients have included UK and overseas banks and insurance companies. This is extending to hedge funds and other debt platforms as they become increasingly prevalent in the UK real estate markets.
A non-UK bank wished to establish a new development lending platform in the UK, and we provided detailed market research, extensive reporting and other general advisory support to the board to enable the creation of the competitive property finance programme.
Acted for a UK monoline insurer in understanding and managing its extensive risk exposure to a UK development loan platform. Our extensive due diligence uncovered systemic borrower fraud which assisted the client with its eventual litigation claim on sums exceeding £50 million.