Shane Swords

Head of Institutional Fundraising

Shane joined Downing as Head of Institutional Fundraising in 2018. He is responsible for engaging institutional investors with Downing’s notable experience and achievements across a number of key sectors. He has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry, 16 of which have been as a specialist infrastructure and energy investment banker where he has been fundraising for, structuring and negotiating complex transactions. Prior to joining Downing, Shane was the Head of Equity Fundraising at Lightsource Renewable Energy where he was responsible for the equity team and the creation of a large solar platform with an institutional investor. Before that, he was a Director at Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors, a boutique investment bank where he procured both debt and equity for renewable energy and infrastructure projects in Europe and the US. He holds a BComm and masters of business studies from University College Dublin.