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 founded SVM in 1990 following successful careers at FS Assurance, Scottish Provident and Templeton. He chaired and led the firm for over 30 years as Managing Director, stepping down on completion of the acquisition by AssetCo plc in 2022.

He has helped shape global investment management and is a leading commentator and influencer on professionalism in the industry. Colin is past Chair of CFA UK and was Vice Chair of CFA Institute. He is a regular contributor to financial publications and a frequent conference speaker on investment, risk and behavioural finance.

Academic QualificationsMBA (distinction) Economic StatsMA (Hons) Political Economy
Professional QualificationsFSIP, FIA, FCSI

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