Meet the managers! The culture at SVM has led to stability in the investment team, all lead managers have been at the firm for at least ten years. This page allows you to put a face to the name on the article and let you know a bit more about them on a professional and personal level.
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 QualificationsMBA (distinction) Economic StatsMA (Hons) Political Economy