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Investments that matter

We believe a great investment opportunity isn’t just financial, it’s a chance to invest in things that matter – our environment, our health, our society, our local communities and our economy

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About Downing

At Downing, as an established investment management firm, we strive to provide our investors with access to rewarding investment opportunities by making investments based on both their profitability and their environmental and social impact.


Assets under management

Founded 1986

Established for over 35 years

B Corp

Awarded certification in September 2022

200+ staff

Across four European offices

*As at 31 December 2023

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Our products

Choose from a range of products that can reduce the potential inheritance tax burden, diversify an investor's portfolio to target long-term returns and access active fund managers investing in multi-asset funds, UK equities and more.  

Downing AIM Estate Planning Service  

Invest in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) through the award-winning* Downing AIM Estate Planning Service and receive full IHT relief after two years if held at the date of death.

*Winner of the Best BR Investment Manager – Listed at the 2023 Growth Investor Awards.

VT Downing Fox Funds (multi-asset fund)

Discover our multi-asset fund designed specifically for financial advisers and managed by experienced investment manager Simon Evan-Cook.  

Downing Estate Planning Service  

Full IHT relief after two years (and if held at the date of death) by investing in business relief (BR) qualifying businesses via the Downing Estate Planning Service.  

Don't invest unless you are prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more.

Inheritance Tax Solutions  

Investors can become eligible for full inheritance tax (IHT) relief on their investment after only two years by investing in business relief (BR) qualifying companies while retaining access to their funds.

Downing Fund Managers

Explore our range of experienced funds, led by fund managers who provide a distinctive suite of investments that differ from the mainstream.

Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust PLC (DORE) is designed to deliver stable and sustainable returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of hydro, solar, wind and other infrastructure assets across the UK and Northern Europe.

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Our commitment to responsible investment

Central to Downing’s ethos is a commitment to the principles of responsible investment. We assess opportunities for both their profitability and their environmental and social impact. We believe that putting ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria at the core of our business will enhance rather than constrain returns.

Don't invest unless you are prepared to lose all the money you invest. These are high-risk investments and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more.

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B Corp

As a certified B Corporation, we are delighted to have joined a select group of financial services firms committed to the ‘triple bottom line’ of people, planet and profit.  We are strongly committed to continue improving our high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency - while working towards a sustainable future for all.

As providers of inheritance tax (IHT) solutions, listed multi-asset, UK and European investment funds, and a diverse range of investment strategies, we offer investors the opportunity to achieve their financial goals while being considerate of environmental gains, positive societal outcomes, and ensuring investments are well-governed.

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Careers at Downing

Our people are at the heart of our commitment to delivering exceptional service. We recognise that sustainability is not just an added feature; it is deeply ingrained in every aspect of our operations, and our staff share that same ethos. When you join our team, you can expect an environment that embraces entrepreneurship and provides opportunities for skill enhancement and professional growth. We are supporters of diversity, equality, and inclusion, actively fostering a workforce that reflects these values.

We're here to help

If you are a financial adviser, or discretionary fund manager please call  020 7630 3319 or email us at

If you are a private investor call  020 7416 7780 or email us at