Socially responsible investing

“There’s still a massive opportunity to provide capital that UK SMEs wouldn’t have access to otherwise,” says Umbra Capital’s Diquez

“There’s still a massive opportunity to provide capital that UK SMEs wouldn’t have access to otherwise,” says Umbra Capital’s Diquez

Umbra Capital, a one-year old London-based merchant bank, provided a USD20 million equity portion in a USD270 million funding round in socially responsible capital app Hastee in December.

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Sweta Chattopadhyay, Director, Bfinance - Charting the change in LP attitudes towards PE investing

Sweta Chattopadhyay, Director, Bfinance - Charting the change in LP attitudes towards PE investing

Since starting her career in 2006 at ABN AMRO, Sweta Chattopadhyay has seen, first-hand, how investors have changed their allocation preferences to private equity. Having worked at a number of prominent UK pension schemes as an in-house advisor, where she developed a broad network of PE manager relationships, Chattopadhyay currently works as Director within the Private Markets team at Bfinance, a London-based independent consultant to global institutional investors, where she is head of Private Equity advisory. Here, Chattopadhyay talks to Private Equity Wire about her personal career evolution, and the changes she has seen along the way.