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Clay Finlay LLC

12 East 49th Street, 32nd Floor
New York, New York 10017
United States
Contact :      Ms. Regina Grebb
Phone :       212-692-8000
Fax :             212-980-0345
Email :
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Clay Finlay LLC Information

Type of organization : Limited Liability Company
Total Assets Managed ($Mil) : $2,239
Tax-Exempt Managed ($Mil) : $1,122
Taxable Assets Managed ($Mil) : $674
Year Founded : 1982
Wrap Programs Offered? : Yes
# of Accounts Managed : 52
In-House Research : 70 %
Carries liability insurance? : Yes
Errors & Omission Insurance? : Yes
Socially Responsible? : No
Minority Owned? : No
Wrap Program Description  
In $ Thousands
Commonwealth   $100000
Guardian   $100000
FundQuest   $100000
AG Edwards   $100000
Morgan Stanley   $100000
Guggenheim Partners   $100000
Brinker Capital   $100000
Oppenheimer   $100000
AssetMark Investment Services   $100000
UBS   $100000

Clay Finlay LLC History

John Clay and Francis Finlay, who had known each other professionally for many years, came together in 1982 to found what is now known as Clay Finlay LLC as a focused global equity boutique. This entrepreneurial ownership format for a global equity firm was quite forward-thinking at that time, and entrepreneurialism remains a hallmark of the firm's culture today. In 1996, the firm became a subsidiary of United Asset Management Corporation (UAM), a NYSE listed holding company of independently-managed investment firms. In 1999, John Clay retired after a dynamic and successful career, and remains on Clay Finlay’s Board. In October 2000, UAM was acquired by Old Mutual Plc, an international financial services group listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2007, the firm completed its generational change as Francis Finlay, after an illustrious career in asset management, stepped down from his responsibilities as CEO. He remains Clay Finlay's Chairman, now on a non-executive basis. The firm today is managed by Rosalind M. Hewsenian, CEO, and Henrik Strabo, Chief Investment Officer. Clay Finlay was converted to a limited liability corporation in 2008 to facilitate equity ownership by key employees. Thus, Clay Finlay LLC is jointly-owned by active employees and Old Mutual. The firm is a multi-cultural, independently-managed, long-only global equity boutique that identifies changing conditions inside companies, sectors and economies to generate returns through bottom-up stock selection.

Assets by Client Category Professional Categories
Assets   # of Clients Amount ($Mil)  
Individuals/Trusts :
Limited Partnership :
Foundations :
Unions, Taft-Hartley :
Public :
Others :
Total # of Professional : 14 Analysts : 9
Portfolio Managers : 4 Traders : 4
Client Service : 0 Operation : 0

Clay Finlay LLC Personnel

Mr.  Francis Finlay

General Partner
Tel : 212-692-8000
FRANCIS FINLAY, CFA – Chairman of the Board of Members. Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer, currently non-executive Chairman of the Board. Previously Head of International Investments at Morgan Guaranty in New York and spent 10 years with Lazard Freres in Paris and New York as Senior International Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Policy Committee. Educated at Oxford University. Founding Partner and has 42 years of investment industry experience.

Mr.  Jonathan Allen

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 212-692-8000
JONATHAN D. ALLEN, CFA - Principal, Portfolio Manager/Senior Research Analyst. Previously held various research positions with Clay Finlay in both London and New York. B.A. University of Pennsylvania. Joined the firm in 1994 and has 15 years of investment experience.

Mr.  Gregory Stanek

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 212-692-8000
GREGORY STANEK, CFA – Principal, Portfolio Manager/Senior Research Analyst. Previous investment experience as Portfolio Manager Assistant and Assistant Trader at Clay Finlay. M.B.A. New York University. B.B.A. Hofstra University. Joined the firm in 1998, joined the investment team in 2000 and has 9 years of investment industry experience.

Ms.  Francoise Vappereau

Tel : 212-692-8000
FRANCOISE VAPPEREAU – Principal, Portfolio Manager/Senior Research Analyst. Previous investment experience as a Senior Investment Manager/Strategy Coordinator at Lombard Odier (Asia), Hong Kong; Senior Equity Fund Manager at Lombard Odier & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland and Fundamental Research Analyst at Eurofinance, Paris, France. Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris University. Hired as a research consultant in 2005, became an investment professional at Clay Finlay in 2006, and has 37 years of investment industry experience.

Mr.  David Schlenker

Marketing Associate
Tel : 212-692-8038
David Schlenker; Marketing Analyst. Previous experience with Franklin Templeton Investments, and Morgan Stanley. B.S. University of Florida. Joined the firm in 2006.

Mr.  Henrik Strabo

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 212-692-8000
HENRIK STRABO – Chief Investment Officer. Previous investment experience as Chief Investment Officer - International Equities, Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst at American Century Investments and prior investment experience at Barclays De Zoete Wedd and at Cresvale International. B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington, Executive Development Program – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Joined the firm in 2006 and has 23 years of investment industry experience.

Ms.  Rosalind Hewsenian

Tel : 212-692-8000
ROSALIND M. HEWSENIAN – Chief Executive Officer. Previously Senior Consultant, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors at Wilshire Associates, Inc., Vice President at Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc., Manager, Pensions and Investment for PepsiCo, Inc., and Financial Analyst for the Maxwell House Division of Kraft General Food. M.B.A. Pace University. B.S. State University of New York. Joined the firm in 2007 and has 29 years of industry experience.

Ms.  Regina Grebb

Data Preparer
Tel : 212-692-8030
Previous experience with Schroder Investment Management North America, Merrill Lynch Mercury Asset Management and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Investment Management. B.S. Bloomsburg University. Joined the firm in 2003 and has 18 years of industry experience.

Clay Finlay LLC Product Name

Global:Privately Managed Accounts
International:Privately Managed Accounts
Global Emerging Markets:Privately Managed Accounts
Europe ex UK Equity:Privately Managed Accounts
Pacific Basin Equity:Privately Managed Accounts
European Equity:Privately Managed Accounts
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