Senior Management Team

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & Group CEO

Mohammed Iqbal is an entrepreneur and established business owner with extensive experience of the financial services sector in the UK and internationally.

He started his career at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”), London, as a derivatives analyst building and implementing risk and pricing models for complex derivatives, then managing the proprietary trading function for index and equity structured products. In this role, Mohammed was responsible for over £1bn of notional risk and an annual P&L exceeding £100m.

Mohammed then joined CQS, a London-based start-up hedge fund as the Head of Risk Management.  A small team managed an initial £100m of investor funds across fixed income and equity-based investment strategies. Mohammed quickly progressed to a portfolio management role and over the next 5 years, became Head of Credit, Equity and Structured Products,overseeing and participating in the growth of the fund from £100 million to more than £12 billion of assets under management, and from a small team to more than 300 employees. He was directly responsible for managing and overseeing more than £50 billion of leveraged investments globally, in multiple sectors and corporate structures and was responsible for an annual P&L exceeding £500 million.

Mohammed then moved to Kleinwort Benson, a UK-based private bank, where he set up a new fixed-income business across Europe and Asia. As the deputy head of fixed income, Mohammed was also involved in many other facets of the bank including treasury & risk management, wealth management, corporate finance and retail banking.

Throughout his financial career, Mohammed has interacted with regulators, investors, corporates, borrowers and lenders. He has raised, and managed funds as well as invested in and built businesses.

CIBC was an established investment bank, CQS was a start-up and Kleinwort Benson involved setting up a business within a newly established private bank. From investment banking to a hedge fund to a commercial bank – Mohammed has experienced the strengths and weaknesses of different types of financial institutions at varying stages of their evolution. With this knowledge and experience Mohammed left Kleinwort Benson to set up MBU Capital.

Latest News - 08 Apr 2020

Financial Investment Highlights

Making the right moves in Permitted Development

The government is planning a major increase in Permitted Development (PD) in a bid to ‘get Britain building’. But with many existing schemes being criticised for poor quality and tiny residential units which do not meet buyers’ and renters’ needs, how will developers respond to meet the government’s expectations?

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Latest News - 08 January 20

Digital house sales revolution kicks off within new-build sales sector

First fully-digital sales progressions.

The advent of super-fast digital-only house sales has taken a huge step forward after developer and property investment firm MBU Capital became the first to sell new-builds using a digitised end-to-end conveyancing process late last year at a Stevenage development.

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Latest News - 07 June 19

Addison Lee sold to MBU Capital for £22.75m

Global investment house MBU Capital has agreed terms and exchanged contracts.

The property at 17-37 William Road, NW1, was put on the market by a private family office.

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