Edinburgh Partners – Emerging Markets Equity

Dr. Sandy Nairn, CFA

Investment Partner/CEO, Edinburgh Partners Limited

Investment Experience: 32 years
Sandy is one of the founders of Edinburgh Partners. Prior to establishing Edinburgh Partners he was Chief Investment Officer of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (November 2000 to March 2003) and also spent part of his career at Templeton Investment Management, where he was Executive Vice President and the Director of Global Equity Research and spent time at Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Before Templeton he spent four years at Murray Johnstone, moving there from the Scottish Development Agency. In 2001 he published a book titled “Engines That Move Markets: Technology Investing from Railroads to the Internet and Beyond”. He has won multiple performance awards for the management of global equity portfolios. Sandy researches the global Telecommunications and Energy sectors and is responsible for managing several client portfolios. He holds a BSc and PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde/Scottish Business School and is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK.

Robin Weir

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners Limited

Investment Experience: 32 years
Robin joined Edinburgh Partners in September 2005 from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he was European Equity Research Manager, responsible for institutional fund investments in continental Europe and for ensuring high standards of research output. Before taking on this role he had been Head of UK Life Funds and a member of the Global Equities team researching the global energy sector. Before SWIP, Robin spent 10 years with Murray Johnstone as an Equity Analyst across a variety of asset classes. He was also a UK Equity Investment Director. He began his investment career with Nomura International in London and Tokyo. Robin holds a BA (Hons) in History from Queens’ College, Cambridge. Robin researches the global infrastructure sector and Emerging Markets. He is responsible for managing several client portfolios, including the Edinburgh Partners Emerging Opportunities Fund.

Stephen Anderson

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners Limited

Investment Experience: 33 years
From 2001 until 2003 Stephen was Head of the Research Analysis Group at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Stephen established this team to provide leading edge research infrastructure and support. Before SWIP, Stephen held a variety of senior posts at Murray Johnstone Limited and was appointed to the board in 1993. He has successfully managed money in Japanese, American and UK Equities including periods as Head of US Equities and Head of UK Equities. In particular, Stephen was responsible for all of the firms’ largest pension fund clients. He has also spent time as a Director of Risk and Performance tasked with embedding risk assessment and control within the research/portfolio management process. Stephen was at Murray Johnstone from 1984 to 2001. Stephen is responsible for overseeing the development of Edinburgh Partner’s research and portfolio/risk management infrastructure. Stephen has an Honours degree in Mathematics from Glasgow University.

Tony Mather

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners Limited

Investment Experience: 25 years
Tony joined Edinburgh Partners in November 2003 from the UK Equity Desk at Scottish Widows Investment Partners. Before SWIP, Tony worked at Edinburgh Fund Managers for six years, where he was responsible for several Income and Growth retail funds covering both large and small cap exposure. Tony has also worked at Warburg Asset Management (Jersey) Ltd, Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte and Guardian Royal Exchange in a number of different positions. Tony’s funds were consistently rated by S&P. Tony researches the global Utilities, Media and Tobacco sectors and is responsible for managing several client portfolios. Tony holds a BA in Economics from Heriot-Watt University and is an Associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).

Peter Reid, CFA

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners Limited

Investment Experience: 31 years
Prior to joining Edinburgh Partners in September 2010 Peter was Chief Investment Officer (Equities) and Executive Director of Ignis Asset Management (previously called Resolution Asset Management). At Ignis, Peter was responsible for regional and global equity asset classes as well as other functions including Asset Allocation, Real Estate and Centralised Dealing. Peter was appointed CIO of Britannia Asset Management in 1999 remaining actively involved in portfolio strategy and sector research across a range of sectors including Financials and Energy. Peter entered the Asset Management sector as an equity analyst in 1986 and became Head of UK Equities at Britannia Asset Management in 1993, a position he held for the rest of that decade.  Peter graduated from Edinburgh University in 1985 with an MA in Economics and Accounts and is a member of CFA Society of the UK. He has also been an active participant of the Scottish Committee for the CFA Society of the UK for many years. Peter is responsible for researching the global Financials sector and is responsible for managing several client portfolios.

Neil Devlin, CFA

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners North America, Inc.

Investment Experience: 34 years
Neil joined Edinburgh Partners in 2014 and is based in our West Palm Beach, Florida office. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a broad range of skills in investments, portfolio management and research. Before joining Edinburgh Partners, Neil was an Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a research analyst, Neil was part of the US country coverage equity team. He was also the past coordinator of the Global Financials Group and the North American banks analyst, as well as a small cap cyclicals analyst and real estate analyst. Prior to joining Templeton, Neil was a portfolio manager with Boston Partners.
Neil has a BA from Brandeis University in economics and philosophy and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Neil is an Investment Partner of Edinburgh Partners North America Inc. Neil is a portfolio manager and a research analyst responsible for covering Financials and Capital Goods.

Craig Armour

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners North America, Inc.

Investment Experience: 28 years
Craig joined Edinburgh Partners in 2009 from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. He spent nine years in private equity, working primarily with consumer facing businesses. Prior to this, Craig was a corporate financier with merchant bank Noble Grossart,  where his main focus was advising listed companies. He is a chartered accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen and has an Honours degree in Law from Edinburgh University. Craig is responsible for our European client portfolios, including the Edinburgh Partners European Opportunities and Pan-Opportunities Funds and the European Investment Trust plc. He researches the global Consumer sector and European markets.

Graham Wood

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners North America, Inc.

Investment Experience: 35 years
Graham joined Edinburgh Partners from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in March, 2010.
In 2001, Graham joined Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) as Head of International Research. From 2003 – 2009 he was CIO Equities and a Director of SWIP. Graham began his career at Standard Life spending time in various departments whilst qualifying as an actuary. From 1982 – 1992 he researched UK and Irish equities within the UK Investment team. He was responsible for setting up the UK equity research team, in addition to which he managed a portfolio of Investment Trusts and pension funds. He also became deputy head of UK equities during this period. After spending two years in the Finance and Actuarial area, he returned to the Investment team as Head of UK equities responsible for some £20bn of assets. His role was subsequently extended to include oversight of the continental European equity team and membership of the asset allocation group. Graham graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1978 with a Bsc (Hons) in Statistics and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1982.

Tom Dickson

Investment Partner, Edinburgh Partners North America, Inc.

Investment Experience: 25 years
Tom joined Edinburgh Partners in January 2014, and is based in our California office.
Before joining Edinburgh Partners, Tom was a Senior Vice President at Franklin Templeton Institutional, where he was client director for several separate account and institutional fund clients in the North American region. Tom began his career at Franklin Templeton in 1992. From 1992 through 2001 he worked as a trader, research analyst and portfolio manager in the Global Fixed Income Group. In 2001, Tom jointed the Institutional Group and spent the next twelve years in client service and business development roles for Franklin Templeton. At Edinburgh Partners, Tom is the Director of Client Service and Sales for Edinburgh Partners North America, Inc., and is responsible for promoting the company with prospects and consultants in the North American region. Tom earned a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and an MBA with emphasis in International Business from the University of Miami. He is a member of the San Francisco CFA Society and holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 licenses.