Sachin Patel
Chief Capital OfficerFunding Circle
Sachin is responsible for institutional funding and product structuring, execution and global distribution at Funding Circle. Funding Circle is the world’s leading direct lending platform for small business finance. Set up in 2010, investors have lent more than £3.2 billion to over 33,000 businesses across the UK, US and Europe (June 2017). In the UK, lending through Funding Circle has supported the creation of 60,000 new jobs, and for every £1 lent, £2 is added to the economy. Funding Circle loans are funded by a diverse array of investors including more than 65,000 individuals, local and national governments, financial institutions and the first single platform direct lending fund - Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF). Funding Circle loans were the first loans originated through a direct lending platform to be securitised in Europe (SBOLT 2016-1). Prior to Funding Circle, Sachin held a number of roles within the structured products, fixed income & credit solutions businesses at JPMorgan and Barclays. Sachin holds an MPhys (Physics) from the University of Oxford.