Fink was given a seat in the House of Lords by David Cameron in 2011. As a director of several financial institutions, Fink has benefited from the Conservative refusal to regulate the City of London in the wake of the financial sector meltdown as well as gaining from other Tory policies such as their huge cuts in corporation tax and their reduction of the top rate of income tax.
Fink is a hedge fund manager with an estimated fortune of £120 million. He has donated over £2.6 million to the Tories over the years. After Peter Cruddas was forced to resign over the “cash for influence” scandal, Fink took over as Tory party treasurer.