It   is   fair   to   say   we   adopted   a   “family   ethos”   with   our   clients   long   before   our   Family   Office   was   formed,   with   a   history   &   experience   in   financial   services, investment, property lending and private client management that is quite simply vast. For   twenty-five   years   I   owned   and   operated   one   of   the   most   successful   mortgage   and   loan   packaging   businesses   in   the   UK.   At   its   peak   I   employed   thirty- five   staff   and   operated   in   both   the   regulated   and   non-regulated   markets,   being   directly   authorised   by   The   UK   Financial   Services   Authority   (The   FSA)   for   nine years between 2004 to 2013. In   2010,   to   take   advantage   of   a   change   in   market   conditions,   I   founded   Central   Bridging,   ( www.centralbridging.co.uk )   a   privately   funded   principal   lender   in the   UK   short   term   property   market.   Joining   me   on   this   new   journey   were   the   very   best   of   my   long-standing   colleagues,   who   some   ten   years   later,   now   form our   core   investment   and   lending   team,   each   with   a   minimum   of   fifteen   years   of   service.   Together   we   can   now   call   upon   over   a   hundred   years   of   cumulative knowledge in these sectors. Coupled   with   the   services   of   our   valued   Solicitors,   Philip   Ross   ( www.philipross.com )   with   whom   we   have   worked   closely   for   almost   twenty   years,   we   have built   an   extremely   strong   and   credible   position   as   principal   lenders   in   our   industry,   working   with   an   exceptional   number   of   HNW,   UHNW   &   corporate investor partners who fund our lending. In   almost   ten   years   of   lending   we   have   risk   profiled,   originated,   managed   and   redeemed   nearly   1,500   loans,   completing   and   assigning   each   loan   with   one investor partner as it originates with a 100% success rate to date. This is a record of which we are very proud. We   have   arranged   loans   for   a   broad   range   of   clients,   including   numerous   Businesses,   Solicitors,   Accountants,   Barristers,   Queen’s   Counsels,   Property Developers   and   Sports   Professionals   to   name   but   a   few.   These   loans,   a   mixture   of   first   and   second   charges,   have   always   been   secured   on   prime   UK residential and commercial property, over loan terms of three to twenty-four months, occasionally higher. Central   Bridging   are   also   longstanding   patron   members   of   two   of   the   UK   major   trade   bodies   for   the   lending   industry,   The   ASTL   ( www.theastl.org )   &   The NACFB,   ( www.nacfb.org.uk )   with   excellent   and   respected   relationships   with   both   at   CEO   level,   one   of   our   team   sitting   as   an   acting   board   member   of   the ASTL. These memberships help Central influence and guide standards and the shape of our industry. Whilst   we   lend   in   the   unregulated   business   lending   sector   by   choice,   we   have   an   extensive   range   of   regulatory   and   compliance   knowledge.   Furthermore,   we retain   the   services   of   arguably   the   industry’s   most   respected   compliance   consultants.   We   apply   a   very   simple   business   ethos   of   “lending   money   as   if   it   were our own” The   above,   coupled   with   the   huge   experience   and   knowledge   we   have   acquired   in   a   wide   range   of   areas,   including   trust   &   estate   planning,   corporate   and fiduciary   services,   UK   inward   investment,   international   tax   advice,   bespoke   legal   advice,   visas   for   non-EU   citizens,   UK   real   estate   planning,   legal   and   taxation and   the   transition   of   wealth   between   generations,   as   well   as   the   provision   of   a   range   of   personal   and   concierge   services   and   advice   on   philanthropy,   make the Conrad Brand an easy choice for families seeking a diversity of true wealth management experience. For a confidential discussion in the first instance contact us on: John Clifford BSc. (Hons) Managing Director Tel +44 (0)3333 232 551 Mob +44 (0)7703 390 421 Email john.clifford@conradfamilyoffice.co.uk
It   is   fair   to   say   we   adopted   a   “family   ethos”   with   our   clients   long   before   our Family   Office   was   formed,   with   a   history   &   experience   in   financial   services, investment,   property   lending   and   private   client   management   that   is   quite simply vast. For   twenty-five   years   I   owned   and   operated   one   of   the   most   successful mortgage   and   loan   packaging   businesses   in   the   UK.   At   its   peak   I   employed thirty-five    staff    and    operated    in    both    the    regulated    and    non-regulated markets,   being   directly   authorised   by   The   UK   Financial   Services   Authority (The FSA) for nine years between 2004 to 2013. In   2010,   to   take   advantage   of   a   change   in   market   conditions,   I   founded Central   Bridging,   ( www.centralbridging.co.uk )   a   privately   funded   principal lender    in    the    UK    short    term    property    market.    Joining    me    on    this    new journey   were   the   very   best   of   my   long-standing   colleagues,   who   some   ten years   later,   now   form   our   core   investment   and   lending   team,   each   with   a minimum   of   fifteen   years   of   service.   Together   we   can   now   call   upon   over   a hundred years of cumulative knowledge in these sectors. Coupled      with      the      services      of      our      valued      Solicitors,      Philip      Ross ( www.philipross.com )   with   whom   we   have   worked   closely   for   almost   twenty years,   we   have   built   an   extremely   strong   and   credible   position   as   principal lenders    in    our    industry,    working    with    an    exceptional    number    of    HNW, UHNW & corporate investor partners who fund our lending. In   almost   ten   years   of   lending   we   have   risk   profiled,   originated,   managed and   redeemed   nearly   1,500   loans,   completing   and   assigning   each   loan   with one   investor   partner   as   it   originates   with   a   100%   success   rate   to   date.   This is a record of which we are very proud. We   have   arranged   loans   for   a   broad   range   of   clients,   including   numerous Businesses,   Solicitors,   Accountants,   Barristers,   Queen’s   Counsels,   Property Developers   and   Sports   Professionals   to   name   but   a   few.   These   loans,   a mixture   of   first   and   second   charges,   have   always   been   secured   on   prime   UK residential   and   commercial   property,   over   loan   terms   of   three   to   twenty- four months, occasionally higher. Central   Bridging   are   also   longstanding   patron   members   of   two   of   the   UK major   trade   bodies   for   the   lending   industry,   The   ASTL   ( www.theastl.org )   & The   NACFB,   ( www.nacfb.org.uk )   with   excellent   and   respected   relationships with   both   at   CEO   level,   one   of   our   team   sitting   as   an   acting   board   member of     the     ASTL.     These     memberships     help     Central     influence     and     guide standards and the shape of our industry. Whilst   we   lend   in   the   unregulated   business   lending   sector   by   choice,   we have     an     extensive     range     of     regulatory     and     compliance     knowledge. Furthermore,    we    retain    the    services    of    arguably    the    industry’s    most respected   compliance   consultants.   We   apply   a   very   simple   business   ethos of “lending money as if it were our own” The    above,    coupled    with    the    huge    experience    and    knowledge    we    have acquired    in    a    wide    range    of    areas,    including    trust    &    estate    planning, corporate   and   fiduciary   services,   UK   inward   investment,   international   tax advice,    bespoke    legal    advice,    visas    for    non-EU    citizens,    UK    real    estate planning,     legal     and     taxation     and     the     transition     of     wealth     between generations,   as   well   as   the   provision   of   a   range   of   personal   and   concierge services   and   advice   on   philanthropy,   make   the   Conrad   Brand   an   easy   choice for families seeking a diversity of true wealth management experience. For a confidential discussion in the first instance contact us on: John Clifford BSc. (Hons) Managing Director Tel +44 (0)3333 232 551 Mob +44 (0)7703 390 421 Email john.clifford@conradfamilyoffice.co.uk
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