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. 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 and SVG Capital, where he left in 2012.
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.
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.
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- British Museum, board member
- Ditchley Foundation
- East-West Institute, Board member
- Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Trustee
- 'Francis Finlay, EastWest Institute. Accessed 5 December 2019.
- Scottish Investment Trust - Officers, Companies House. Accessed 5 December 2019.
- Simon Mundy, 'Ferguson steps down as head of SVG Capital', Financial Times, 12 March 2012.
- 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.