Rachel Townend joined Illuminate Financial Management on inception in February 2014. Previously, Rachel spent 5 years working at Satya Capital LLP, a small private equity firm investing solely in Africa. Before Satya Capital she worked at Marshall Wace Asset Management, where she worked with a Manager–led investment fund responsible for a small group of analysts. Rachel began her Career working both in the UK and abroad helping to develop a start-up company in the leisure industry. Rachel graduated with a BA in Geography and Business from Nottingham University.