About Avantis Wealth

Avantis Wealth is a UK based alternative investment broker specialising in private debt funding for micro and SME businesses, primarily in the commercial and residential property sectors of the UK.

Since 2012, we source private debt investments that exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Provides the investor with a fixed rate of return with a specific maturity date (income only)
  • Offers maturity dates up to and no more than seven years, ideally with periodic liquidity and/or early exit options
  • Structured as bonds or loan notes with a contractual lender relationship only between the investor and the private company or SPV investee entity Fixed or floating charges over real estate or other assets to provide  structural protection to lenders
  • Debt instruments used to provide working capital, finance business growth, or fund real estate development

We believe that all investments carry some risk, and although all market participants are exposed to common risk factors with this type of private debt instrument, the way investors think about these risk factors can vary. Therefore, we are committed to providing transparency of our business operations, especially in our investment selection process and extensive Due-Diligence process toward the aim of achieving high standards of corporate governance. 

Working With Us

We strive to be the leading specialist investment broker of exceptional high return alternative investments, driven by our commitment to our unique investment strategy and core brand values. Every decision we make, the way we treat our clients and manage our business is underpinned by:

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Transparency

Our senior management team comprises a close-knit group of investment professionals with many years of investment and property experience. Our dedicated administration team ensures that from the start of a client relationship, the highest level of client service based on the principle of treating all clients fairly is delivered.

We understand that managing risk in an investment is a crucial part of a client’s decision-making process. Therefore, we have invested heavily in both people, processes and follow strict protocols before making an investment available. This strong focus on risk management positions us as a champion of clients’ interests. 

The Avantis Team

Nicole Web

Nicole Ralph


Responsible for establishing the strategic direction and the day to day operations of the company. With a long career in global financial services that took her back to the US where she built and sold a wealth management practice of high net worth global clients, lead a regional division of a private bank, and launched the first multi-currency brokerage platform for a large multi-national company. She holds an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (US) designation, and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Goldsmiths College – University of London. Nicole is looking forward to exploring the South Downs and the coast now that she calls Brighton home.

Mark Web

Mark Northcott


Mark has many years’ experience as an administrator and manager working in a number business sectors, including higher education, the creative industries, and financial services. He has held a variety of roles including Operations Director, Finance Officer, and University Lecturer. He is a business graduate of Kingston University with a PGDip in management studies and an MBA. Mark is also a singer in an indie rock band and an LTA qualified tennis coach.

Rob Web

Robert Carroll


Rob has an approach to marketing and brand strategy that is both creative and analytical: based on experience, backed by in-depth research, brought together with a dose of imagination and inspiration. 

Bringing 25+ years of proven client centric marketing experience and a breadth of technical knowledge to maintain brand standards and communications across all channels. 

He has a breadth of experience in financial services, property, healthcare and hospitality.

Brian Web

Brian Dillon

Investment Manager

Brian specialises in the property and legal property sectors, and comes with almost two decades of experience. Having initially studied Real Estate Residential Property, Brian started his career in estate agency and new build off-plan investment, and has gone on to train many UK conveyancing property lawyers. Outside of Avantis Wealth, Brian is a family man and a military history enthusiast.

Adam Web

Adam Saunders

Investor Relations Manager

Adam has over 15 years of property and investment experience. He has been involved in property development since 2003. He has worked extensively with high profile clients from professional sports. Outside of Avantis Wealth, Adams enjoys golf and rugby.

Tobi Web

Tobi Ford-Western

Senior Investment Broker

Tobi trained as a barrister at a top London Law school. He has worked in finance for nearly a decade, including Lloyds and American Express. Tobi is often invited to speak publically on a variety of topics in and around the Brighton area. Outside of Avantis Wealth, Tobi is a long suffering Arsenal fan.

Maria Web

Maria Thomas

Clients Services Manager

Maria has worked extensively in customer service roles, the last 10 years of which were for RBS, initially within retail banking before progressing into commercial banking. Interests outside of Avantis Wealth include listening to music, going to gigs and travelling to new places. She has an ambition to visit every state in the USA – 19 down with 31 to go.

Aaron Web

Aaron Devoy

Operations Manager

Aaron is an accountant by training. Prior to joining Avantis Wealth he worked for an ISA management company, as a national account manager for Money Supermarket, and as senior account manager at Crunch Accounting. Outside of all things Avantis Wealth, Aaron is a qualified referee.

Selen Web

Selen Asim

Communications Manager

Selen is a trained lawyer. She has an LLB and masters degree in law. Prior to joining Avantis Wealth, she has worked as a lawyer in Cyprus for three years, and three years for a litigation solicitors in Brighton. Selen provides legal support to the team and regularly updates clients. Outside of Avantis Wealth, she likes travelling and trying different cuisines. She also volunteers for the RSPCA.


Investment decisions can be complicated. At Avantis, we are here to help you understand the investments that are presented to you. By understanding more about your investment goals, we can give access to opportunities that can achieve these goals.
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Risk Warning

Your capital is at risk. The value of your investment may go up as well as down. Past performance does not indicate future performance. There is no right for compensation in respect of poor investment performance and your investment is not covered by the UK FSCS. Avantis Wealth Ltd does not provide any advice in relation to the investment opportunities promoted via its Website. Please click here to read the full text of Risk Warning.
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Avantis Wealth Ltd is not licensed or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and does not provide financial advice. We strongly recommend that you seek appropriate professional advice before entering into any contract. Personal information in any pension review is a matter of record and is provided by our preferred financial advisor who is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Any requirement for pension advice will be passed to them. Any review is only for the person named and their professional advisors. Values detailed in any report are not guaranteed and are subject to change. Projections in any presentation are approximate and based on the criteria specified which may or may not turn out to be accurate. The value of any investments can go down as well as up and you might not get back what you put in. You may have difficulty selling any investment at a reasonable price and in some circumstances if might be difficult to sell at any price. Do not invest unless you have carefully thought about whether you can afford it and whether it is right for you and if necessary consult with a professional adviser in accordance with the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. These products are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service. The content of this website is offered as information only and not to be construed as advice. Avantis Wealth Ltd does not provide pension, investment or financial advice, which can only be provided by a regulated financial advisor. Some of the investments outlined on this website are restricted to certain categories of investor. For these investments it will be necessary for the investor to be categorised prior to the release of any further information.