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.

Careers

AltFi is always on the lookout for great journalists, marketers and events organisers to join our growing team based in London.

We're currently hiring:

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 journalists Editorial@AltFi.com
For events and sponsorship requests Events@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.


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.


Oliver Smith

AltFi Managing Editor

Oliver Smith is Managing Editor at AltFi, covering fintech, crypto and challenger banks. He was previously a Senior Reporter at Forbes and on the founding team of The Memo, London's fastest-growing business and tech publication which was acquired by Forbes in 2018. Winner of the Gold Award at MHP’s 30 To Watch, Oliver is a regular guest on the BBC, Sky News, ITV and Al Jazeera to comment on the latest tech trends. He can be reached on Twitter or at Oliver@AltFi.com


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.


Josh Vivian

AltFi Business Development Manager

Josh joined AltFi as the business development manager in June 2020. Prior to joining, he was responsible for on-boarding global forex, CFD and crypto platforms for financial education provider Investopedia, and stock/shares tools provider, ADVFN. Before this, Josh also worked at Mindshare assisting with planning and buying digital display campaigns for Saxo Bank and iShares, which is where he developed his passion for digital advertising.


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 and marketing.


Sophy Moyes

AltFi Head of Marketing

Sophy is head of marketing at AltFi. Before AltFi merged with sister company ETF Stream, Sophy was audience development and marketing events manager, before becoming head of marketing in February 2020. She now works across both AltFi and ETF Stream. Having worked in various industries in the events space, she continues to grow our marketing and events strategy across both brands. 


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.

Emma Dickinson

Senior Marketing Executive

Emma joined AltfFi 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.

Annie Tuckwell

AltFi Content Creation Assistant

Annie Tuckwell joined AltFi and ETF Stream as a Content Creation Assistant in 2022. 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.

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.


Karolina Bzikot

AltFi Events Coordinator

Karolina is currently an Events Coordinator and joined ETF Stream as a Marketing & Events Coordinator in February 2020. Since the merge was announced, she now does the same at AltFi. She previously worked at Advance HE, a training and development provider for higher education institutions. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and going to the gym.


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.


Afzal Miah

AltFi Lead Graphic Designer

Afzal Miah is a Lead Graphic Designer for ETF Stream and AltFi. 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.


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


Oli Batchelor

AltFi Head of Digital

Oli was on the founding team of AltFi and is a digital-media generalist. He can be found coding websites, designing graphics, editing videos and essentially embracing the power modern technology delivers.


Glenn Hodgeman

AltFi Australasia Executive Director

Glenn is an Executive Director of AltFi, the London-based Fintech media company, where he writes articles on the Australian online lending sector. In 2015 he created and launched the annual AltFi Australasia Summit which remains the major Fintech Lending Conference in Australia, bringing together international thought leaders from the world of Fintech and Alternative Finance. Last year he launched a private debt fund, called HHR Capital Partners, which seeks to identify best-in-class online and non-bank lenders, that originate pools of loans and other securities that the fund can purchase. Glenn was a specialist advisor to the private debt affiliate of hedge fund manager Marshall Wace; MW Eaglewood and is an experienced credit trader and market maker having led trading teams locally and overseas at Citi, ANZ and Westpac.