Enabling Business.

Protecting Assets.

Growing Capital.

Advised on global investments
in excess of $3 billion

$1 billion of

real estate assets


Established trusted networks to
strengthen and expedite business

In 2002, Martin Bellamy and Tom Welch co-founded Salamanca Capital. The business initially focused on structured investments in the UK real estate market, but soon expanded into international markets.

As the business grew and diversified, its expertise began to include other tangible asset investments such as metals and mining, industrials and infrastructure. Over time, Salamanca Capital evolved into a Merchant Banking business, offering a broad range of investment, advisory, project delivery and private client services and rebranded as Salamanca Group.

In 2005, David Livingston established Salamanca Risk Management (‘SRM’), an operational risk consultancy focused on protecting assets and people globally. This business quickly developed and established offices around the globe.

In 2013 Salamanca Capital acquired Salamanca Risk Management, combining its Merchant Banking and Operational Risk capabilities for its clients.

In 2014, Salamanca Group acquired Investec Trust from Investec Bank PLC to support their client’s needs in retaining a boutique approach and provided another core private client service for the Group.

In 2015, the Group determined that independence for SRM was the right outcome for the business going forward which led to a management led sale of SRM to XL Catlin who took a controlling stake in the business.

In 2017 the Group decided to sell its Trust & Fiduciary business feeling that the time had come for all such businesses to be owned and operated independently from broader based financial service firms.

Today, the Group continues, as a privately owned company, to partner with clients around the world and support their investment and advisory needs.