Julia Groves

UK Crowd Funding Association

Partner, Head of Crowdfunding

Since launching britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, and invested a combination of her time and money in a portfolio of sustainable businesses. Julia co-founded the UK Crowdfunding Association in 2012, was CEO of a p2b lending platform for four years and is now a partner at Downing LLP, leading the crowdfunding business www.downingcrowd.co.uk, offering asset-backed bonds to retail investors. She has been instrumental in reforming regulation for crowd investors, and in the creation of the new Innovative Finance ISA. She is a member of Innovate 50 in the UK, recently completed a two year Non Executive Director role at Move Your Money and is a senior fellow of the Finance Lab.

Event Sessions Featuring Julia Groves


Why Investors use P2P lending and the IFISA

Scaling up the Innovative Finance ISA - Tuesday 30 January 2018


The Innovative Finance ISA for Financial Advisors and their clients

Understanding the Innovative Finance ISA - Thursday 27 April 2017


Cracking the IFA market: What needs to be done?

AltFi Europe Summit 2017 - Thursday 30 March 2017

Articles By Julia Groves

Is this the beginning of the end of Cash ISAs?

8th February 2018 | Julia Groves

Articles Featuring Julia Groves

Four adviser concerns about the IFISA

29th March 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Downing Crowd launches 2% p/a cash offer on IFISA

22nd March 2018 | Emily Nicolle

IFISAs make up 30% of Downing Crowd’s investments

30th November 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

Is healthcare the next big thing in crowdfunding?

22nd November 2017 | Emily Nicolle

Downing Crowd launches Innovative Finance ISA

24th March 2017 | Moriah Costa

The Seedrs Way

19th April 2016 | Ryan Weeks

A solar bond with a difference

15th April 2016 | David Stevenson

Delving into the Cambridge-Nesta Report

18th February 2016 | Sam Griffiths

Buyers Beware

23rd October 2015 | David Stevenson

Crowdfunding Research Company Launched

7th May 2015 | Georgina McCreadie

Crowdfunding Research Company Launched

26th March 2015 | Georgina McCreadie

Trillion Fund to Raise Half a Million

7th November 2014 | AltFi

Trillion Fund Kicks Off P2P Platform

27th June 2014 | AltFi