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Clive Downward

Investment Director


Clive joined Finance South Yorkshire (now part of the Group) in 2006 as an Investment Director, and has over 35 years' experience in lending. He is a Director of the Loans division and is Fund Manager for the highly successful Finance Yorkshire Loan Fund which is now in the portfolio phase. Clive also oversees risk management for NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance in Yorkshire and EV SME Loans, which is nationwide but primarily focused on the North of England.

Previous experience

Clive spent 30 years with Barclays, during which time he held senior positions as a credit director and area manager in the UK and USA. After leaving Barclays in 2002, he joined YFM, initially as an investment manager working on the South Yorkshire Investment Fund’s mezzanine fund.

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