Downing LLP awards IT Managed Service contract to Lanware to support growth and greater focus on core business activities

Client snapshot

  • Downing LLP is a responsible investment asset manager established in London in 1986
  • Manages £1.7 billion of assets
  • Focused on creating a sustainable future in key investment areas in renewable energy, infrastructure, property and healthcare


The pandemic meant UK financial firms needed to re-evaluate how they delivered IT services to their end users, including the shift to remote working, the adoption of more flexible public cloud services and outsourced operating models such as using specialist managed service providers to complement internal teams. In response to this combined with its future growth aspirations, Downing LLP required a specialist managed service provider to manage its infrastructure in order to securely grow its business.


Lanware implements its flagship managed service, Finance Forward 365, an end-to-end solution which provides Downing LLP with fully managed end-user support, modern workplace technology, unified communications, public cloud infrastructure, cyber security and business intelligence all tailored to the strict compliant needs of a financial firm.

With Downing LLP’s internal IT team having previously transitioned the firm to the Microsoft public cloud and a remote working model during the pandemic, working together, Lanware helps enhance, secure, automate and future-proof its infrastructure and increase the high levels of support provided to its 200+ employees.

Lanware also helps reduce Downing’s internal administrative burden of maintaining its ISO 27001 certification by providing its own ISO 27001-compliant managed services. This is also complemented by regular security posture reporting from the Lanware security operation and ongoing advice to enhance the firm’s overall IT security strategy.

“This is an exciting time at Downing LLP as we drive our commitment to responsible investing and develop new opportunities for our investors. To support our goals, we needed a specialist managed service provider who could help us grow and focus on our core business activities. Lanware will help us to achieve this.”

James Weaver

COO, Downing LLP

Learn more about how Finance Forward 365 can help your financial services business


  • Flagship managed service Finance Forward 365
  • Secures, automates and future proofs infrastructure
  • Provides ISO 27001-compliant managed services to reduce internal administration burden
  • Regular security posture reporting to enhance the company’s IT security strategy

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