Governance

Investment Manager

Pollen Street Capital Limited serves as the Investment Manager and has been appointed as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) of the Company, for the purposes of the Alternative Investment Manager’s Directive 2011/61/EU. The Investment Manager is responsible for the discretionary management of the portfolio. Pollen Street Capital Limited is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 611337).

The Investment Manager was formed in November 2013 when the Royal Bank of Scotland private equity team spun-out to establish an independent fund management business. The team has focussed on the financial services sector since 2008, following the launch of the £1.1 billion RBS Special Opportunities Fund. It has since founded or invested in a number of financial services businesses including Shawbrook Bank, Arrow Global and Target Group.

Lindsey McMurray

Lindsey has been a private equity investor for more than 19 years with a particular focus on the financial services sector. Since 2005 she has led the team managing the RBS Special Opportunities Fund. Prior to RBS, Lindsey spent six years at Cabot Square Capital Ltd, a London-based private equity firm. Lindsey has a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance and studied for an MPhil in Finance from Strathclyde University. Lindsey has served as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of Pollen Street Capital portfolio companies including Arrow Global, Shawbrook Bank, Banca Sistema, Freedom Finance, and Moneycorp and was also a non-executive director of Intermediate Capital Group.

James Scott

James has been with the Pollen Street Capital team since 2004. Prior to this, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. James has a degree in History and Politics from Exeter University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Key recent transactions include acquiring a pool of first and second charge mortgage assets from Citi, Krunch, Spring, Shawbrook Bank and Target Group. James is currently a non-executive director of Target Group and attends the Group Pricing and Credit, Risk and Asset and Liability Committee for Shawbrook Bank.

Matthew Potter

Matthew joined the Pollen Street Capital team in 2009. Prior to this, Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent four years in their Corporate Finance department, focusing on middle market transactions. Matthew has a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol. Key recent transactions include establishing Shawbrook Bank, acquiring Singers Asset Finance, acquiring a pool of first and second charge mortgages from Citi, and acquiring Centric Commercial Finance.