Christian Faes
CEO & Co-FounderLendInvest
Christian is Co-Founder & CEO of LendInvest, Europe's largest online marketplace platform for property finance and one of the UK's biggest non-bank mortgage lenders.

Christian started his career as a real estate lawyer in Australia with Allens Arthur Robinson. He was subsequently a partner at a boutique law firm and founded a mezzanine mortgage finance business. He has also practised as a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance and in-house legal counsel at Deutsche Bank, both in London. In 2008, Christian co-founded Montello, the leading UK bridging finance lender, before spinning it out to create LendInvest in 2013. To date LendInvest investors have invested $1.7 billion loans to property professionals buying and building more than 4,000 homes around the UK. The company now manages $1 billion of lending capital on behalf of its investors.

Christian is a keen advocate for the fintech sector as well as an active supporter and early investor in several startups, including Seedrs, Crowdcube, Plentific and Onfido.