Raju Haldankar qualified as an accountant with Baker Tilly, now RSM, a leading firm of Chartered Accountants head quartered in London. During his time with the firm, he managed audit compliance teams ranging service industries to manufacturing companies, whose ownership structures included sole traders, Limited companies and AIM listed companies. He also gained a breadth of experience spanning corporate finance, forensic accounting and corporate recovery.
Raju has over 20 years ’experience in the financial services sector – all with UK regulated institutions, including those domiciled in Jersey and Guernsey. His entry point to the financial services sector was with Singer & Friedlander Plc, a FTSE listed merchant banking group, as an internal auditor to strengthen the operational and control framework of the group which had interests in stockbroking, investment management, retail banking and commercial banking. He then joined the investment management business of Singer & Friedlander Plc, as Assistant Director of Finance covering £8bn of funds under management in retail funds, discretionary portfolio management for high net worth individuals and private family funds, spanning onshore and off shore structures. During his time at this firm, he held the FCA controlled functions Finance, Investment Management, Systems and Controls and Significant Management.
Prior to joining MBU Capital, Raju was partner at a boutique broking firm which executed client buy-side and sell-side trades to the value of over £5bn p.a. for blue chip clients, using voice only execution services. He was responsible for the financial, compliance and money laundering functions of the firm, having held FCA controlled functions.
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?Read the full story
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.Read the full story
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.Read the full story