Active investment commentary & analysis from SVM

Colin McLean Managing Director & CIO

Like many investors, I once focused entirely on fundamental analysis, and believed that investors behaved rationally. But, it became clear that this did not fully explain market behaviour.

Colin McLean was MD of FS Assurance Ltd and FS Investment Managers Ltd between 1974 and 1986. He left this position to be head of investments of Scottish Provident's £2.5 billion funds, one of the group's five senior executives. In 1988 he was invited by Sir John Templeton to be MD of Templeton’s European operations. In 1990 he co-founded SVM.

Colin was elected to the Board of Governors of CFA Institute in 2012 and is a past chairman and board member of CFA UK.

He is a regular contributor to the financial publications and guest on Bloomberg TV & Radio, CNBC, BBC TV and Radio. He is a frequent conference speaker on investment, hedge funds and behavioural finance.

Academic Qualifications MBA (distinction) Economic Stats MA (Hons) Political Economy
Professional Qualifications FSIP, FIA, FCSI

Articles by Colin McLean