Francis Finlay

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Francis Finlay was formerly Chairman and CEO of Clay Finlay Inc., a global investment management firm based in New York which he co-founded in 1982. The firm was acquired in 2000 and Mr. Finlay stepped down from an executive role in 2006.[1] Clay Finlay specialises in the management of a full range of global and regional equity mandates on behalf of a worldwide institutional client base. Finlay was also a non-executive director of a number of investment companies including the Scottish Investment Trust, leaving on 26 July 2013[2] and SVG Capital, where he left in 2012.[3]

Mr Finlay has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is currently a Governor of the London Business School and an Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He is also a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, a Director of the East West Institute and Chairman of the American Friends of the British Museum.[4]

Educated at Oxford University, he is an Honorary Fellow of Merton College and a member of the Chancellors Court of Benefactors. Mr. Finlay served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Business 1981-1986 and was subsequently a Governor of the London Business School 2002-2011. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 'Francis Finlay, EastWest Institute. Accessed 5 December 2019.
  2. Scottish Investment Trust - Officers, Companies House. Accessed 5 December 2019.
  3. Simon Mundy, 'Ferguson steps down as head of SVG Capital', Financial Times, 12 March 2012.
  4. No 10 Downing Street British Museum Trustees 1 April 2005. The Prime Minister has appointed Bonnie Greer and Francis Finlay to the Board of the British Museum with effect from 4 April 2005 for a period of four years.