ARA Venn is a specialist investment manager in European real estate private debt.

Our approach to clients


Alignment of interest
We invest alongside our institutional investors in the transactions we create, providing an alignment of interests.

Partnership approach
We aim to build successful long lasting partnerships with our investors, our borrowers and key market participants.

Team culture
We operate as one firm, collaborating to deliver all the relevant experience and capabilities of our firm to each situation.

Transparency
We are open about our investment processes, decisions and structures, and provide a transparent source of capital to our borrowers along with clear and concise reporting to our investors.

Results driven
We are focused on meeting agreed objectives, delivering innovative solutions for our clients.

Social responsibility
We grow our clients’ capital over the long term, whilst fulfilling our commitments under our Environmental, Social and Governance policy.

Our approach to investments


Target lending markets with scalable and compelling risk return
We identify compelling opportunities where there is a gap between capital demand and supply, and create access points for term investment capital to go where it is needed.

Direct origination
We create value from the insights provided by our relationships with borrowers – being better able to serve their needs whilst also mitigating credit risks.

Structure our own investments
We interlock the design of our loan structures and the liabilities that fund them, to optimise the outcome for both borrowers and investors.

Fundamental credit analysis
We utilise our proprietary risk analytics and valuation platform, Venn Risk Analytics (VeRA), which underpins our approach to underwriting risk.

Risk management
We focus on building and maintaining a robust financial, operational and compliance risk infrastructure.

Promote sustainability
We integrate environmental, social and governance factors into our investments, to benefit the society on which we depend.

Covid-19: update

Within the last six months, the world has been forced to confront the reality of the global spread of Covid-19, and our thoughts remain with all those who have been affected.

As a firm, the following procedures are currently in place to protect our staff and our business:

  • Our robust Business Continuity Plan has ensured that the impact on our staff and our operations has been minimised. As part of this, our Management Team remains in constant communication to evaluate the ongoing situation and to respond in an appropriate and swift manner.
  • We recently re-opened our London office in compliance with Government guidance on social distancing, but following a subsequent revision of the guidelines, are currently operating a rotational system for our respective teams. In addition, all staff are fully set-up to work from home and remain contactable via their usual office phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Where possible, we are conducting external business meetings via video or audio conferencing. Any visitors to the office will be requested to fill in a Covid-19 health-related questionnaire and to provide contact details.
  • We continue to be in close contact with our third-party providers that assist in the administration and servicing of loans under management as well as our bond programmes. These providers have all implemented their own contingency measures and we have not experienced any operational difficulties.
  • We continue to provide our staff with up-to-date guidance on how to minimise the risk of contracting and/or communicating the virus.

Please do contact us if we can provide you with additional information: moc.nnev-aranull@yelir.enirehtac