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 pioneering spirit drives us to seek out opportunities that others might overlook. We also understand that responsible investments aren’t just good for the bottom line – they are vital for creating a better tomorrow. Join us in building a future that’s both financially rewarding and socially responsible.

£1.9bn AUM

Managed on behalf of our clients as at 31 March 2023

Founded 1986

Established for over 35 years

200+ staff

Members across four European offices

Four offices

Located in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Stockholm

Where we invest

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.

About sustainability

As a certified B Corp, we aim to provide rewarding investment opportunities by investing in a sustainable future for all.

Executive Committee

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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We're here to help

If you are a financial adviser, or discretionary fund manager call  020 7630 3319 or email us at sales@downing.co.uk

If you are a private investor call  020 7416 7780 or email customer@downing.co.uk

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