Making your money count for more

Our mission

Our mission is to build a new financial system in the UK. One that works for everyone and delivers a positive impact on people, and the planet.

Purpose and mission is critical to us. In November 2020 we changed our company articles. From then, whenever we make a decision, we have a legal obligation to not only take into account the interests of our shareholders, but also all stakeholders: including the environment and society.

Why are we here?

We want the financial system to work for everyone. We want it to contribute solutions to the world's biggest challenges: a climate crisis and social inequality.

Simplify

We want simple, honest, and transparent information about investing and money. We won't overcomplicate it with jargon.

Empower

We want to provide you with the access, support, and choice to make positive change through your financial decisions.

Change

Joining The Big Exchange means you're part of the solution. Using your money to change the way that finance is used.

What are we doing?

We are building an ecosystem of financial products that help you make your money count for more.

Starting with investing and money management, The Big Exchange will continue to grow and help people to drive real change to people and the planet. Whether it is lowering carbon emissions, managing your budgets, or aligning your money to your values, using The Big Exchange can help.

Who we are?

We are a small team of hardworking people based all over the UK.  Find out more about the wider team and what we do.

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James Bryan

CEO

James joined The Big Exchange in 2024 with a passion to build a business that gives investors better choices for people and planet. With over twenty years’ experience in digital, most recently launching the Vanguard UK investment platform.

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Cathan McGranaghan

Operations Manager

Starting his career as a Civil Servant for the Ministry of Justice, Cathan has since run business management in the private and public sectors and will be overseeing our daily operations.

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Liz Rees

Impact Analyst


Liz joined The Big Exchange from Willis Owen where she was Head of Research for 7 years. Liz is the person going under the bonnet of funds to complete our impact assessments.

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Rod Stead

Head of Finance

Rod brings a wealth of experience to The Big Exchange. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Anderson before moving into a number of senior financial roles.

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Kim Goodall

Impact Analyst

Kim has a background in sustainable finance and holds a number of qualifications in the field. Before joining The Big Exchange, she was an independent sustainability consultant and has had a long career in financial services in a variety of leadership roles.

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Simon Strojan

Compliance Director

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is joining the team as Compliance Director. Simon is also working on some exciting new products for our customers!

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Finn Battle

Customer Operations Associate

Finn has recently graduated from the University of Manchester after studying Spanish & Portuguese. Finn is now looking forward to the beginning of his working career and helping the customer operations team at The Big Exchange.

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Hamish Martin

Associate

Hamish is studying Maths with Finance and Economics at City, University of London and is part of a program to get more industry experience. Hamish is assisting on special projects and finance.

We are always on the look out for talented individuals who want to join The Big Exchange team, so don't be afraid to get in touch!

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"The world has changed with the Covid-19 crisis and there is an absolute need to change the financial system to help build a better world for us all. A new financial system that is fair, that is accessible, where money counts for more and can benefit people and the planet as well as ourselves."

Nigel Kershaw, Chair of The Big Issue Group The Big Exchange Impact Committee

Our co-founder

We are co-founded by The Big Issue, whose mission is to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity through self-help, social trading and business solutions.

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The Big Exchange is not part of the same company as The Big Issue. They are the largest shareholder and as a co-founder, they are a key influence on The Big Exchange. Any success of ours will be beneficial to them as it would be to all our shareholders.

Our founding partners

Founding partner investment management groups have supported The Big Exchange to help us achieve our mission. Their funds are rated and assessed for you too.

Abrdn logo. Click for more informationAlliance Bernstein logo. Click for more informationAlquity logo. Click for more informationArtemis logo. Click for more informationAsset Co Logo
Civitas logo. Click for more informationColumbia Threadneedle logo. Click for more informationEcofin logo. Click for more informationGolden Bottle Trust logo. Click for more information.Janus Henderson LogoJP Morgan logo. Click for more informationLiontrust logo. Click for more informationNordea Asset Management logo. Click for more informationPictet logo. Click for more informationQuilter logo. Click for more informationSchroders logo. Click for more informationStewart Investors logo. Click for more informationUBP logo. Click for more informationWHEB logo

Who we work with

We have been supported by some fantastic organisations who have all dedicated time, effort, and resource to help us launch as we set out to achieve our mission.

As key members of our Community, we all believe that with collaboration, we are all able to achieve more.

The Big Issue LogoBig Issue Foundation Logo3D investing logo. Click for more informationAML logo. Click for more informationCivitas logo. Click for more informationDeloitte logo. Click for more informationDennis logo. Click for more informationDLT logo. Click for more informationFNZ partner logoGolden Bottle Trust logo. Click for more information.HSF logo. Click for more informationTrowers and Hamlins logo. Click for more informationTokoro Capital logo. Click for more information

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December 7, 2021

Boutiques to Banks: The firms which manage your money on The Big Exchange

The parent companies of the asset managers listed on The Big Exchange (TBE) range from small ‘boutique’ firms owned by employees to leading international banking groups.

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By joining The Big Exchange, you're doing a lot more than making your money work harder for you and others. You're helping to start a movement that aims to transform the lives of millions of people by building a fairer financial system that works for everyone.

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