Alasdair Birch is deputy manager of the SVM Continental Europe Fund. He joined SVM from BNP Paribas Investment Partners UK where he was a junior portfolio manager within the European Mid and Small Cap team. Alasdair holds a BSc (Hons) Physics & Astronomy from the University of Durham, a Masters in Finance & Banking from the Universidad de Alcala and is a CFA charterholder. He is keen to get out of the office and engage with corporate Europe, traveling frequently to gather information on existing holdings prospective investments. With varying degrees of fluency in several European languages, he often spends time reading regional publications to keep up to date with local developments.
Elsewhere, he can also be found on an Edinburgh hockey pitch where he is involved with playing and umpiring at a local club.