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Alan McFarlane

Alan McFarlane

Dundas Global Investors – Guardian of the investment philosophy and head of research.

Former CIO & CEO of Walter Scotts & Partners, GAM, Ivory & Sime.

Former Chair of the University of Edinburgh Endowment Fund.

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Alex Game

Alex Game

Alex is Assistant Fund Manager to the Unicorn UK Growth Fund and works alongside its Lead Manager, Fraser Mackersie. Alex has been a member of the Unicorn investment team since joining the firm in 2014. Prior to joining Unicorn, Alex worked for two years as a Client Advisor at Stanhope Capital. Alex is a CFA Charterholder and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Durham University.

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Fraser Hedgley

Fraser Hedgley

Fraser is the Head of Client Portfolio Managers EMEA at Nomura Asset Management where he was instrumental to the launch of the Nomura Global Dynamic Bond Fund.

Fraser Hedgley joined NAM in April 2008 as a product specialist for NAM’s Global Fixed Income Strategies. He previously spent 7 years at Mercer Investment Consulting in London and Singapore, advising clients on asset allocation and investment manager selection

 

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Gavin Haynes

Gavin Haynes

A highly regarded investment professional with over 25 years industry experience. Gavin is recognised as a leading authority on portfolio management, fund selection and asset allocation. Gavin spent 22 years at Whitechurch Securities, Wealth Managers and was Managing Director for 10 years before leaving at the beginning of 2019. Gavin was responsible for heading up the day-to-day management of Whitechurch’s discretionary fund management service for over fifteen years, overseeing £400 million of multi-asset portfolios, managed on behalf of Financial Advisers . During this time the company won a wide range of industry awards for service and performance of investment solutions.

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Katie Muir

Katie Muir

Prior to joining Dundas Global Partners in 2015, Katie worked for RBS, providing risk management solutions primarily to FTSE 100 and 250 Corporate clients, specialising in interest rate, currency and inflation risk hedging. She also worked on a number of infrastructure finance acquisitions and large scale re-financing projects across the UK, Europe and the Americas. Katie holds a degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Newcastle and a diploma from the Institute of Securities and Investment.

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Keith Ashworth-Lord

Keith Ashworth-Lord

Manager of the Buffettology Fund and Founder of Sanford DeLand Asset Management Limited, Keith’s career spans over thirty years in equity capital markets, working in company investment analysis, corporate finance and fund management.

Amongst other accolades the Buffetology Fund is Citywire AA rated, has an FE 5 Crown rating and was included in Investors Chronicle Top 100 Funds of 2019.

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Max Ormiston

Max Ormiston

Max is Assistant Fund Manager to the Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Fund and supports Director & Senior Fund Manager, Chris Hutchinson. Max has been a member of the Unicorn investment team since joining the firm in 2014. Prior to joining Unicorn, Max spent four years with Brewin Dolphin, where he worked as an Investment Manager. Max is a CFA Charterholder and graduated with a BSc in Agribusiness Management from Newcastle University.

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Peter Walls

Peter Walls

Peter Walls joined Unicorn Asset Management as Managing Director in July 2001. Having established himself as a leading investment trust analyst Walls made the switch to Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1988, where he enjoyed a 13-year stint before joining Unicorn. In his present role, he takes charge of the Unicorn Mastertrust where he has proved himself to be a highly successful long-term fund picker who is similarly adept at exploiting often short term discount opportunities in the investment trust arena.

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Philip Rodrigs

Philip Rodrigs

Philip is the Founder and CEO of Raynar Portfolio Management and Portfolio Manager of the Raynar Flagship Strategy. Philip is a multi-award-winning investor specialising in UK equities. He was named Investment Week UK Smaller Companies Fund Manager of the Year 2010 and 2011 during his tenure at Investec Asset Management and the Financial Express UK Smaller Companies Alpha Fund Manager 2016 during his tenure at River and Mercantile where he also created and IPOed the winner of What Investment Trust’s UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust of the Year 2017. Awarded the prestigious cross-asset accolade of Morningstar Outstanding Rising Talent 2012, Philip has two decades of experience investing in the UK market.
 
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Russell Hogan

Russell Hogan

Russell joined the Dundas at its inception, becoming Managing Partner in April 2012. He spent 17 years at Aegon Asset Management, now Kames Capital, starting as a trainee and rising to become CIO in 1995 and thereafter CEO with responsibility for £33 billion of clients’ funds.

Russell is a Fellow of the Securities Institute and holds a degree in Economics from Strathclyde University and an MBA from the Open University Business School. He attended Heriot Watt University’s ‘A Practical History of Financial Markets’ course in 2014.

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Tara Gillespie

Tara Gillespie

Tara is a senior consultant within the Global Assets team at Redington, advising large institutional investors around the world. She supports clients in achieving their complex investment challenges through tailored portfolio construction and selecting best-in-class asset managers. Tara’s clients include pension funds, insurance companies, wealth managers and endowments. Tara is a CFA charterholder and holds a First-Class BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Imperial College London.

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