Shawbrook grows Wholesale Finance team to meet demand from UK finance companies

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  • Shawbrook recruits new Associate Director following continued growth in enquiries from specialist lenders in the UK

Shawbrook Bank has expanded its Structured Finance team with the introduction of new Associate Director, Brook Kalkhoven to meet the upturn in enquiries from specialist lenders in the SME, property and consumer marketplace.

Previously working for an investment management company, Brook has extensive experience in fixed income and investments in securitised credit in Europe and the US.  Drawing on his specialist finance experience, Brook will be managing new enquiries from UK non-bank specialist finance companies as well as structuring funding solutions for existing clients.

Warren Mutch, Director for the Wholesale Team says,

“We have seen a constant increase in enquiries from specialist lenders in the last year, particularly as businesses diversify to remain competitive and other funding houses become more prescriptive in their lending criteria. Our team take a very different approach. We invest the time to evaluate each enquiry thoroughly and if suitable for both parties, we provide a funding package to support the business with both its immediate and future growth aspirations in mind. This means we need highly experienced people like Brook, who will use their strong sector knowledge to complete full reviews and deliver all-encompassing solutions for our clients.”

Brook Kalkhoven, Associate Director for the Wholesale Team says,

”I am very excited to have joined such an experienced and ambitious team. It is particularly interesting to work with a lender that supports earlier stage finance businesses and looks at the bigger picture when considering the client. It can only mean more opportunity for growth in the UK lending market.”