Lord Fink

Lord Fink is Chief Executive Officer of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM).

Lord Fink studied at Manchester Grammar School and then Trinity Hall College, Cambridge, qualifying with an MA in Law in 1979. He then qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and held positions at Mars and Citibank.

He joined Man Group in 1987 becoming Group Finance Director in 1992 and held a number of key positions leading to Group Chief Executive in March 2000 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in March 2007. The company had around US$1 billions of assets under management when Lord Fink took up the appointment of Managing Director of Man Investments in 1996 and was managing over US$70 billion of assets when he retired from the company in July 2008.

He is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health and education and his roles include being a Chairman and a Trustee of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids); The Mayor of London's Charity, Guy's & St Thomas' Charity and Chairman of the 2009 Lord Mayor's Appeal. Lord Fink was chairman of the highly successful campaign by The Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal to raise £10 million to assist in equipping the new hospital. He is also chair of the board of governors of Burlington Danes Academy School which he sponsored through ARK.

Lord Fink is Treasurer of the Conservative Party.

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Meet the Board

Michael Spencer (Chairman)Mark BamfordBaroness Bottomley
Sir Patrick McLoughlinLord FinkLord Saatchi
Lord ChadlingtonSir David OrdLord Farmer

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