Global Chief Investment Officer
Clive Bowman is Global Chief Investment Officer based in Sydney, leading five Chief Investment Officers across our jurisdictions.
He also chairs our global investment committees to assess funding opportunities across 18 offices in 10 countries. Clive has led some of the company’s most high-profile and significant investments. In his current role he oversees the assessment of funding opportunities and our commitments to funded cases and portfolios.
Clive is one of the founders and most experienced operators in the litigation funding industry in Australia and Asia Pacific, with particular expertise in insolvency and large-scale multi-party litigation. After working as a lawyer in law firms in Sydney and London, he moved into litigation funding in 1997. He has been with the company since it listed on the ASX in 2001, and was a director from 2011 to 2015, then Chief Executive Officer (Australia and Asia) prior to his present role.
Clive holds degrees in economics and law (Honours) from the Australian National University. He holds a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He has completed the IPAA Advanced Insolvency course and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Clive was recognised as a ‘notable practitioner’ in the Chambers and Partners 2019 Litigation Support Guide, a 'Band 1' leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners 2020 and 2021 Litigation Support Guide, and is also recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Third Party Funding 2020 and 2021 Guide and Lawdragon's Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance 2021 Guide.
- Co-author. Class actions require flexible approach: IMF Bentham submissions to ALRC Inquiry. IMF Bentham Blog. 19 October 2018.
- Co-author. Implications of this week’s Full Federal Court ruling on competing class actions. IMF Bentham Blog. 23 November 2018
- Co-author. Litigation funding for insolvency claims. International Corporate Rescue. January 2017.
- Co-author. Re Vanguard Energy Pte Ltd  SGHC 156 – Litigation Funding Now Permitted in Singapore Insolvency Cases. International Corporate Rescue. January 2017.
- Co-author. Is it time to abolish maintenance and champerty as a crime and tort in Hong Kong? Hong Kong Lawyer (Official Journal of the Law Society of Hong Kong). August 2015.
- Co-author. Third party funding in international commercial and treaty arbitration – a panacea or a plague? A discussion of the risks and benefits of third party funding. 8(4) Transnational Dispute Management, 2011.
- Panel Discussion: University of New South Wales Class Actions Conference. University of New South Wales. 27 February 2019. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: ALRC’s Inquiry into Class Actions Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders. Herbert Smith Freehills. 26 February 2019. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: Dispute Resolution Summit 2018. Euromoney, AsiaLaw & Benchmark Litigation. 20 September 2018. Hong Kong.
- Benefits of funding for corporates. In-house Congress workshop. 19 September 2018. Singapore.
- Panel Discussion: Directors & Officers & Financial Services Risk Seminar. Marsh Insurance Brokers. 7 September 2018. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: Chairs & CEO’s Symposium. Centre for Investor Education. 16 August 2018. Canberra, ACT.
- Panel Discussion: Seminar on Get Swift decision. Herbert Smith Freehills. 14 June 2018. Sydney, NSW.
- Co-Arbitration Seminar Series. Shardul Amarchand Magaldas & Co. 25 May 2018. Mumbai, India.
- Panel Discussion: Competing Class Actions – Management and Reform. University of New South Wales CLE Conference. 22 March 2018. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: ICC FraudNet Global Conference. ICC FraudNet. 7 October 2017. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: Achieving finality in class actions. UNSW Class Actions Research Initiative and IMF Bentham. 1 June 2017. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: INSOL 2017 Conference Sydney. INSOL. 21 March 2017. Sydney, NSW.
- Panel Discussion: Recent Developments in Litigation Funding for Corporates. Minter Ellison CLE Seminar. 14 March 2017. Sydney, NSW.