Ray joined PraxisIFM in 2007, after spending over 21 years in the banking industry, including ten years with Allied Irish Bank in Dublin, where his focus was primarily commercial and private banking.
He moved to Guernsey in 1996 and joined Royal Bank of Scotland International (RBSI) working as a key member of the Corporate Banking Management Team. At PraxisIFM Ray is Managing Director of Praxis Corporate Finance Limited (PCF) and Head of Group Marketing and Business Development.
PCF provides Group clients with funding solutions across a wide range of asset classes e.g. real estate (including planning, development and investment), marine and aircraft. Ray maintains strong relationships with a large portfolio of lenders which provide Senior, Bridging and Mezzanine finance covering high street, boutique, alternative and private lenders. PCF also has its own pool of investors who:
- will lend up to £3m on any one transaction in a Senior or Mezzanine structure for Group clients, or
- are buyers and invest equity in a wide range of asset classes.
As Group Head of Marketing and Business Development Ray leads a team which has created a process based on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and intermediaries. This involves a programme of face to face meetings and consistent, professional follow-up and delivery across the Group’s international offices.