Introducing Centrus as a new commercial partner member
As part of a series of posts on Community Housing Cymru’s new commercial members, Paul Stevens, head of affordable housing, explains why Centrus chose to form a new partnership with our sector.
Why did Centrus want to be a CHC commercial partner member, and join up with the Welsh housing association sector?
"Following a long-standing relationship with Community Housing Cymru (CHC), Centrus is delighted to join as a commercial partner. As the leading treasury and corporate finance advisor to the affordable housing sector in Wales, we are proud to join the CHC community and importantly see our membership as a further way of supporting our housing association clients by playing our part in enabling CHC to represent them and the sector overall."
What benefits can Centrus bring to our housing association members and the work that they do?
"We provide independent treasury and corporate finance advice to housing associations focused on enabling our clients to deliver against their objectives, proactively managing associated risks, and demonstrably maximising value for money.
"Our highly specialist affordable housing team has over 200 years combined experience spanning banking, derivatives, debt capital markets, equity, and financing strategies. We also provide treasury reporting and sophisticated technology solutions from Centrus Analytics to a full spectrum of housing associations.
"Centrus is a financial services group committed to sustainability, real assets and essential services - we believe in finance with purpose. Centrus is committed to exemplifying high standards of verified social, governance and environmental performance, as exemplified by our Certified B Corporation status."
What services do you offer?
Corporate finance advisory (debt and equity, mergers, capital raising, hedging and risk management).
Retained treasury advisory (proactive engagement and support, regular market data, treasury management policy and strategy, business plan assurance, credit rating analysis, hedging structuring & execution, stakeholder management).
Centrus analytics (treasury reporting and sophisticated technology solutions).