The University of Warwick has received one of its largest donations from an individual to establish a new Fintech research centre. The £3 million donation has been made by Clive Gillmore, founder and Group CEO of Mondrian Investment Partners and an alumnus of the University of Warwick.
The Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology will be housed at Warwick Business School and will bring together the school’s existing research in the area along with a host of new appointments.
“I have a huge affection for Warwick,” said Mr Gillmore, who studied Management Science at WBS from 1979 to 1982. “Its progress over the past 50 years has been nothing short of remarkable and I have always sought to play a role in continuing its journey towards becoming one of the world’s best.
“I am proud to be able to make this contribution and hope it inspires my fellow alumni to support the University. I look forward to the Centre contributing to the global reputation of WBS for its research impact.”
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, has prioritised philanthropy as a key component in delivering the University’s 2030 strategy.
He said: “I am delighted by Clive’s decision to establish the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology, and his ambition to help Warwick attract the world’s best academics and postgraduates.
WBS is recognised for its world-class research in Finance, while its MSc Finance course is ranked third in the UK and 13th globally by the Financial Times and its undergraduate finance programme is also highly ranked nationally.