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About Downing

Making investment more rewarding:
investing responsibly for growth, profit and a better tomorrow

Our story

Downing is a responsible investment manager founded in London in 1986. Our vision is to be a leader in our chosen markets, so that we can deliver attractive returns for investors by investing in assets and businesses that contribute to a better future.

Throughout our history, we have helped shape the investment landscape by designing innovative products that make investment more rewarding. Rewarding by being profitable for our investors, rewarding by helping businesses grow, and, through their success, ultimately being rewarding for society.

Our private market expertise centres around sectors that we believe truly matter: from caring for the elderly to improving healthcare and from building homes to producing clean energy. In the world of listed equities, our boutique investment approach sets us apart and reflects our dedication to offering differentiated avenues for growth.

Our highly experienced team and our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to seek out opportunities that others might overlook. By investing with Downing, you will join us in building a future that's both financially rewarding and socially responsible.

£2bn AUM

Managed on behalf of our clients as at 31 December 2023

Founded 1986

Established for over 35 years

200+ staff

Members across four European offices

Four offices

Located in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Stockholm

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Where we invest

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Energy & Infrastructure

We have been investing in renewable energy technology for over a decade to support a greener future. We believe that a diversified portfolio of renewable energy investments enhances the stability of returns throughout the year.

Property Finance

We focus on making secured loans to property developers delivering residential-led schemes nationwide. We can also consider non-speculative commercial development, commercial bridging and specialist property sub-sectors such as student accommodation.

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Downing Fund Managers

Downing Fund Managers is a boutique of established managers offering specialist single strategy portfolios that they believe have the potential to offer attractive long-term returns.

Development Capital

We partner with exceptional management teams to help realise their growth ambitions and maximise the potential of their business by providing flexible funding solutions, strategic support and access to our networks.

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Wholesale Finance

We provide structured wholesale finance solutions to other lenders focusing on block discounting facilities to SME lenders and structured facilities for bridging finance lenders. We partner with established lenders with experienced management teams and can provide facilities between £3 million and £20 million with the ability to go higher.

Responsible investing

Downing invests for return while caring about the world. Actively identifying, monitoring and managing ESG factors throughout the investment process and throughout our ownership enables us to create value for our investors.

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Executive Committee

Nick Lewis

Nick Lewis

Founding Partner and Chairman

Tony McGing

Tony McGing

Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie

Partner and Head of Downing Fund Managers

Kostas Manolis

Kostas Manolis

Partner and Head of Private Market Investments

Shruti Patel

Shruti Patel

Partner and Head of People

Anne Sanders

Anne Sanders

Partner and Chief Financial Officer

James Weaver

James Weaver

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

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Our values

Our values serve as a guiding compass that shapes all our actions. It goes beyond how our employees conduct themselves and applies to our products, services and our relationships with customers. By upholding our values, we believe that we can navigate challenges and opportunities with integrity and purpose - ensuring we make a positive impact in everything we do.

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We focus on putting money to work.

We find innovative solutions, adapting to the ever-changing needs of our investment community.

We are commercial and resourceful, working with ambitious, growing management teams.


We aim to cut through complexity and present simple, authentic solutions.

We strive to make our work understood and accessible to all.

We are straight-talking and easy to deal with.


We build lasting relationships based on trust, respect and shared goals.

We thrive together, building mutual success for us and our investment community.

We are sincere, honest and fair.

Careers at Downing

Our people play a vital role in helping us deliver outstanding service. You can expect an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment, with the chance to improve your skills. We are committed to encouraging diversity, equality and inclusion within our workforce and we are always on the lookout for high-quality talent.

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

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