Stanley Fink, Baron Fink

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Lord Fink
Born September 15, 1957 (1957-09-15) (age 57)
Manchester, UK[1]
Nationality British
Occupation CEO of ISAM
Known for Hedge fund executive
Spouse(s) Barbara
Website
http://stanleyfink.com/
"Stan Fink" redirects here, for American lawyer see Stanley Fink.

Stanley Fink, Baron Fink is a British hedge fund manager, the former CEO and deputy chairman of the Man Group plc.[2]

Biography[edit]

Stanley Fink was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is married to Barbara.[3]

Business career[edit]

Fink worked for Citibank before the Man Group, where he rose to be CEO from 2000 to 2007.[4]

He has been described as the "godfather" of the UK hedge fund industry and has been credited with building the Man Group up to its current status as a FTSE 100 company and the largest listed hedge fund company in the world.[5][6]

He was ranked 698th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2008 with a personal fortune of £118 million.[7]

In September 2008 it was announced that Fink would come out of retirement to act as the chief executive of International Standard Asset Management (Isam) in a partnership with Lord Levy.[8]

Lord Fink is a director of a number of financial services companies, including Beetle Capital Partners, Earth Capital Partners, Gencore Ltd, Global Free Holdings Ltd, and Marex Group.

He is also a director of Key-2 Luxury Ltd, an event management company, and is Chairman of Zenith Hygiene Group.[9]

Political career[edit]

In January 2009 he was appointed co-treasurer of the Conservative Party.[10]

On 18 January 2011, he was made a life peer, taking the title of Baron Fink, of Northwood in the County of Middlesex.[11]

Lord and Lady Fink have been guests of David Cameron at Chequers.[12]

After the resignation of Peter Cruddas over a cash-for-access controversy, Lord Fink returned to the position of treasurer of the Conservative Party. Fink previously donated £2.62m to the Conservative party [3].

Other interests[edit]

In September 2009 he became chairman of the hedge fund-backed Academy sponsor Absolute Return for Kids.[13]

He is Chair of Governors at Burlington Danes Academy, director of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and president of Evelina Children's Hospital.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finance and philanthropy: The acceptable face of Capitalism - Business Analysis & Features, Business. The Independent (2006-09-08). Retrieved on 2010-11-19.
  2. ^ / UK - Preservation 'a cheap option'. Ft.com (2008-09-10). Retrieved on 2010-11-19.
  3. ^ http://www.thejc.com/galleries/norwood/a-large-crowd-raises-%C2%A333m-norwoods-services?img=9
  4. ^ Stanley Fink: the new Tory Party treasurer, The Daily Telegraph, 16 January 2009
  5. ^ The hedge fund Godfather - Business Analysis & Features, Business. The Independent (2008-05-30). Retrieved on 2010-11-19.
  6. ^ London City based Financial, Business and Stock Market News. City A.M.. Retrieved on 2010-11-19.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ "Official biography". House of Lords. 
  10. ^ New Tory Treasurer Stanley Fink plans to blow Labour out of water, The Daily Telegraph, 16 January 2009
  11. ^ London Gazette no. 59677. p. 965
  12. ^ "List of Chequers guests". Conservative Home. 
  13. ^ 'Educashun News', Private Eye, No. 1245 (18 Sep-1 Oct 2009), p. 15