Australian-founded, London-based investment and corporate advisory group Mayfair 101 has made two significant appointments to its advisory board – Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist at ING Bank, and Kirsty Rutter (pictured), former Head of Innovation at Barclays bank.
Mayfair 101 founder and Managing Director, James Mawhinney, says: “The appointment of two of the UK’s leading financial experts to the Mayfair 101 Advisory Board is a powerful signal to validate the innovative approaches Mayfair 101 is taking to create value for its investors.
“We are particularly excited about this additional strategic depth as it provides our portfolio companies with access to world-class talent to assist with the group’s growth objectives. This approach of sourcing exceptional talent is central to our investment strategy and has proven itself many times over.”
Cliffe says: “Mayfair 101’s model is particularly attractive to investors against a backdrop of sustained low interest rates in Australia and the UK. In my capacity as an advisory board member, I look forward to supporting Mayfair 101’s global approach to identifying the best opportunities for the group and its investors.”
Rutter adds: “Not only is Mayfair 101 hugely innovative in itself but it is also championing some of the most exciting international businesses. Their announcement as lead investor in the fast-growing fintech PayMate last month, and recent further investment in Accloud PLC, are just two examples of how the Mayfair 101 team has identified and capitalised on prime opportunities to facilitate positive outcomes in socially impactful businesses.”
Founded in Australia in 2009, Mayfair 101 is increasingly recognised as an innovative player in the financial services industry as they work to challenge conventions within the sector while delivering consistent results for their investors and raising the bar with their levels of customer service.
“At the core of our product offerings is a desire to see a more equitable distribution of global capital – be this through investing in innovative solutions in fast-developing markets or providing high- quality, higher-yield cash investment opportunities in established markets,” says Mawhinney.
Mayfair 101 Ltd is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom and provides a suite of investment banking services with a focus on corporate bonds, asset management, fintech companies, data innovation and wealth management.