The Lord Fink, Partner
Currently CEO of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM), Lord Fink was previously Non-executive Deputy Chairman and earlier, Group Chief Executive of Man Group plc, the largest listed hedge fund manager in the world, managing over US$70 billion of assets. Stanley is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health and education.
Neil Brown, Senior Partner and Member of Investment Committee
Neil has 28 years City experience as a trader, broker, management consultant and risk manager. He has worked at such leading firms as James Capel & Co, Hoare Govett, Lloyds Bank, HSBC and Credit Suisse. Previously he was Global Head of Risk Management for Credit Suisse Asset Management and HSBC Asset Management.
Rufus Warner, Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee
Rufus has 27 years City experience as an analyst, fund manager, business developer and business manager. He has worked at such leading firms as Fidelity, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, Hoare Govett and Société Générale Asset Management. He joined ECP from Close Brothers, where he was CEO of Close Investments, its funds subsidiary.
Marcelo de Andrade, Partner, External Relations Latin America
Marcelo covers global external relations and is based in Rio de Janeiro. He has extensive networks with institutional investment, renewable energy, agriculture and sustainability communities in Latin America and is responsible for deal origination in Brazil. Marcelo previously founded Pro-Natura International, one of the first international sustainability organizations based in the Southern Hemisphere. He also co-founded: Terra Capital Fund, the first venture capital fund dedicated to investing exclusively in private-sector biodiversity businesses; Axial Bank/Axial Par, a financial institution in South America dedicated to promoting investments in the sustainable development sector; and Eco Carbon, specializing in engineering aspects of forestry and agriculture carbon sinks. His lifetime work has been recognized by the most prestigious awards on Sustainability in the world.
Jin Guo, CEO, ECP China.
Jin has broad experience in China in the industrial and financial sectors. He was, until 2013, the General Manager at RWE Clean Technologies in China, responsible for the group’s business activities there. Previously through his own consultancy he has established official links between international companies and Chinese central and provincial governments and developed business relationships within the energy and power sectors. He has lived and worked in London for over 10 years, trading physicals and commodity derivatives for Chinese corporations in London and with trading partners including Enron, Refco, minmetals, Poly and CITIC.
Elaine Dearson, Office Manager
Elaine started her career at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management in 1995 working for the Head of the European Team. She subsequently worked at JO Hambro Investment Management and Deutsche Asset Management (previously Morgan Grenfell). More recently Elaine followed her boss from DWS to Close Finsbury Asset Management in 2003 and thereafter internally to Close Group working for the CEO and Finance Director’s office at Close Investments.