about us.

OPES Financial Partners are a growing and dynamic team of elite brokers.

OPES Financial Partners is a success story that has risen out of the financial crisis. Our growth and reputation is testament to our ability to deliver in the most testing times.

 

Call us on +44 (0) 207 952 6510

 

first class service…

Masood Rashid
– director

As co-founder of OPES, Masood leads the team by example. Working in the industry since 2002, Masood has a track record of delivering a first class service to his clients from around the world. He’s financed some of the largest property transactions in London.

“It’s a privilege to sit with some of the most successful people in the world, to be inspired by them, learn from them and to help them to continue to prosper”

Masood juggles a busy family life, football with the kids, Liverpool FC (of course) and a good movie.

Matthew Davies
– specialist lending

OPES Co-founder Matthew joined the industry in 2006 where he trained in the niche and complex lending department of one of London’s leading finance brokerages. Matthew prides himself on his ability to deliver unassailable solutions to his portfolio of UHNW clients on large and often complex loan transactions.

“Every day brings new and exciting challenges and it is a pleasure to be part of OPES and to work with the cream of the industry ”

In his spare time Matthew enjoys travelling, watching rugby and spending time with his British Bulldog Moose.

unassailable solutions…

a global outlook…

Aijan Aldridge
– associate director
– Russia CIS specialist

“Privet!” Aijan joined the OPES team in 2015 and has quickly grown to become the leading Russian speaking broker in London. A dedicated team player with excellent relationships with her clients, banking colleagues and introducers. She’s a class act and delivers time and again for her clients.

“What can I say, working with OPES has been a life changing experience for me.   The work can be pressurised at times but with the team support everything is achievable“

Originally from Kyrgyzstan, you’ll often find Aijan sipping a glass of champagne at a cultural event somewhere swanky. She loves all things design, art and fashion and generally enjoys life to the sounds of 80’s pop music.

Scott Grieve
– senior consultant
– residential

 

There’s no one quite like “Grievesy”. A big fan of “The Four Hour Working Week”, Scott knows how to work smart. His industry experience means he can find a solution in next to no time. A very reliable individual, he won’t let you down.

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Out of the office Scott is likely to be found on the tennis court or improving his golf. He loves a pub quiz, a font of all knowledge or just very good at small talk. A very amiable chap indeed.

delivering results…

valuable insight…

Tom Graham
– senior consultant
– private clients

He’s a clever boy, with a degree in Economics from Durham University and 11 years as a private banker. It’s great to have his knowledge and expertise on the team. He’s dedicated and will get the job done. His private banking knowledge and network is second to none. He’s a leader of men, recently leading an entire tour bus in song!

“I have never experienced a team spirit quite like Opes.  Each equal member, willingly offers their own expertise, from which the rest of us are able to benefit.  I am proud to be part of it.“

As a proud Yorkshireman, he struggles to accept the price of a pint in London (get over it). You’ll often find him on the golf course or local pub.

Julia Hoang
– operations manager

Julia joined the team in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She’s got a law degree from Queen Mary University, she’s very bright. Julia has quickly become an invaluable member of the team. She now runs the operations of the business.

“Without Julia we couldn’t do what we do, simple as that.”

Julia loves a cup of tea, there’s always a pot on her desk. In her spare time Julia enjoys playing badminton and loves to travel when she gets the opportunity.

invaluable support…

one step ahead…

Matt Barker
– senior consultant
– residential

He’s a young man with great qualities. Diligent, hard-working and always first in the office. His client’s love his professionalism and detailed presentation. Matt’s an expert in the retail mortgage market and has branched into the international client market also. A great allrounder.

“I love our office environment, we work hard and enjoy ourselves. My first trip with the team was to Miami, a memorable experience“

Away from the office, Matt can be found spending time with his family and relaxing with friends. He’s a keen follower of Coventry City Football Club and loves a Neck Oil.

our story.

 

The financial crisis of 2009 was a terrible time for the mortgage industry. With established firms going under and peers leaving the industry altogether.

“My son was 6 months old at the time, it was his smiling face at the end of difficult day that kept me motivated to keep going”.

At the time the prime London property market was being sustained by a flood of foreign investors taking advantage of a weakened Pound. We saw the opportunity to create a firm specialising in assisting wealthy clients from overseas. Rather than sitting in London waiting for clients to arrive we regularly travelled to wealth hubs in Europe, Russia CIS, Middle East and Asia offering our lending services to potential introducers and clients. From those early days of extensive economy travelling and out of a two desk windowless office in Mayfair we have funded some of the largest property transactions in London.

We’ve trained and developed a team of elite brokers. As a relatively small team in numbers we punch well above our weight in size and quality of transactions. We are established and respected industry leaders.

We’ve had our ups and downs, it’s not been easy but has always been fun. We’re proud of what we have achieved and immensely proud of the achievements of our team. Our annual Christmas holidays are legendary with trips to Barcelona, Frankfurt, Malta, Hong Kong & Macau, Miami and St Lucia, a time to refresh, consolidate and spend quality time after a busy year.  Where to next I wonder…?
 Work hard, have fun and enjoy life.

always delivering the best possible result for our clients…