Here is the latest nomination in our series highlighting people David Cameron should consider appointing to the House of Lords.
If you would like to nominate someone, please email Jonathan Isaby with your suggestion, ideally including key arguments for the nomination as well as biographical information. The sources of nominations will be treated confidentially where requested.
No. 49: Stanley Fink
A reader from London writes:
"Recently appointed as a co-Treasurer of the Party, he is widely regarded as the “Godfather of UK Hedge Funds” but decided to retire some 15 years before the usual age from the Man Group, the industry giant he helped create.
"He is rumoured to give something in the region of £2 million a year to charities and is a Trustee of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) and Chairman of the Evelina Children’s Hospital Appeal Committee as well as being a sponsor of the City Academy School, Burlington Danes.
"Meanwhile, on the political front, he has been appointed by George Osborne to lead a working group on the environmental market and was one of those behind Boris Johnson’s successful campaign to be London Mayor.
"Unusually in the City, Stanley is highly regarded and admired by his peers and competitors alike and he would have much to contribute to the House of Lords."
> Previous nomination: Dr Eamonn Butler