When it comes to specialist mortgages, there's not much we don't know.
When you've been around for as long as we have, you soon learn that putting people into neat little boxes is an approach that doesn't work.
We prefer to look beneath the surface and go deeper than the mainstream lenders where all too often the 'computer says no'. Our mantra is to look for ways to say yes, so that we can help as many people as possible get the mortgages they need.
All Kensington mortgages are powered by VECTOR, our proprietary and hugely powerful analytical model that is embedded into all phases of the mortgage lifecycle.
VECTOR is supported by a unique dataset comprising over 400k mortgage accounts spanning all UK geographies, housing types, mortgage types and credit loan parameters for the last 20 years, and has driven the development of a number of in-house analytical tools and reporting capabilities that are key to the unique way in which we assess and manage mortgage credit risk.
With assets under management of over £11 billion, Kensington is one of the UK's leading non-bank specialist mortgage lenders, including servicing of c£5.5 billion assets for third parties.
We originated c£1.5 billion of new mortgages in 2019 representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 25% over the last 4 years.
We are one of the largest issuers of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the UK having sponsored 21 securitisations totalling over £11.5 billion since 2015.
Amir has been working in the financial services industry across New York and London since 1992. Since 2015, he has worked for Kensington Mortgages as Credit and Analytics Director. Amir is responsible for credit risk and policy, asset management and portfolio strategy. He and his team are also responsible for developing and maintaining the various analytics tools used for funding, operations and portfolio acquisitions for the Group.
Prior to that, Amir's experience was primarily in fixed income capital markets with investment banks in New York and London where he worked as a managing director responsible for structuring of ABS/MBS. Amir received a BA in Accounting in 1992 from North Carolina State University. He also received his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business in 1999.