Simon Atkinson
Director, Liberum Alternative FinanceLiberum
Simon heads the Alternative Finance sector franchise at Liberum, a leading UK independent investment bank, and is responsible for Liberum's advisory and development capital activities in the sector. Liberum has a team dedicated to online non-bank lending and related FinTech. The team is recognised for its sector commentary and analysis globally. Since 2013, the team has led raising of over £1.4bn in equity and debt for investment in 40+ alternative finance businesses. The team has worked with leading businesses in the FinTech sector, as well as made a number of early stage investments, including in two incubated ventures. Simon is a non-executive director of 3 businesses, in alternative lending and data analytics, as well as a board observer to an online wealth management platform. Simon was part of the founding team at Liberum when it started in 2007 and established its investment banking team. He has 20 years' investment banking experience, principally in ECM fundraisings and M&A.

Simon is as a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the London School of Economics.