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Burford appoints Chief Accounting Officer

Burford Capital Limited (“Burford” or “the Company”), a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Utley ACA as Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Utley will be based in Burford’s New York office.

Mr. Utley was previously a Managing Director at Barclays where he spent 11 years in a variety of senior accounting roles, including Head of Technical Accounting for the Americas and Head of Product Control Valuation for the Americas. He led the technical accounting and product control teams at Barclays which looked after the firm’s legacy assets that were impacted by the financial crisis. These included structured products, private equity and real estate. Before Barclays, Mr. Utley spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, rising to the level of Director, with a particular focus on complex accounting in the financial sector. He has a degree from Bradford University and is an English-qualified Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Utley joins Burford’s 12-person finance and accounting organization and will continue to develop its industry-leading approach to controls, financial structuring and technical accounting in this emerging asset class.

For further information, please contact:

Burford Capital Limited  
Elizabeth O’Connell, CFA, Chief Financial Officer +1 212 235 6825
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited – NOMAD and Joint Broker +44 (0)20 3037 2000
Jonny Allison  
Nicholas Harland  
Liberum Capital Limited – Joint Broker +44 (0)20 3100 2222
Richard Crawley  
Jamie Richards  
Numis Securities Limited – Joint Broker +44 (0)20 7260 1000
Charlie Farquhar  
Harry Trueman  
Neustria Partners – Financial Communications for Burford Capital +44 (0)20 3021 2580
Robert Bailhache [email]  
Charles Gorman [email]  
Nick Henderson [email]  

About Burford Capital

Burford Capital is a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago and Singapore.

For more information about Burford: www.burfordcapital.com.


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