Bryony Widdup has 15 years' experience in the financial markets sector and has spent time working in-house at a major European bank as well as in private practice. Bryony has lived and worked in London and the Cayman Islands and advises on alternative credit, including structured finance, fund finance, tech-enabled finance and funding platforms.

Bryony advises a range of investment managers and sponsors on matters including secured loans, capital call facilities, hybrid facilities, asset-backed facilities, whole-fund facilities, levered/unlevered portfolio segregation and security, securitisation-structured asset backed facilities, managed account leverage arrangements, management company and GP facilities and co-invest structuring and leverage. In her work with lending institutions and alternative credit providers, she advises on lending to funds and fintechs using vanilla products and more structured solutions, including NAV-based facilities, structured note products, repurchase transactions and derivatives, as well as fund credit support matters including fund guarantee arrangements and equity commitments.

Bryony’s background combines experience in fundraising from multiple equity and debt angles, which has supported more recent expansion into fintech advisory work, in particular from an alternative credit perspective, including advising sponsors on platform based crowdfunding, advising issuers and investors on token offerings, the structuring and issuance of stablecoins and establishment of other asset-backed products including real estate backed. She is also on the Advisory Council for Global Digital Finance, working with industry and regulators on the development of industry driven codes of conduct in the digital assets market covering security tokens, stablecoin, digital assets custody, crypto funds and exchanges, amongst other topics.