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3 Nov 2009

Edinburgh Hedge Fund Company Expands Equities Team

Christine Montgomery and Neil Robson are to join Martin Currie’s global equities team by the end of the year. The highly experienced team, led by CIO and head of global equities James Fairweather, currently has combined investment experience of 75 years and manages $4.6 billion.

"As we have discussed with our clients, we have been searching to expand the team, and I am delighted we have been able to attract such talented individuals." James Fairweather, CIO with overall responsibility for global equity portfolios at Martin Currie, said, "Their skills strengthen and complement the existing team. I look forward to working with them both."

Christine Montgomery has 20 years’ experience of global equity markets. She joins Martin Currie from Edinburgh Partners, where she was an investment partner, responsible for managing segregated institutional accounts totalling $742 million.

Neil Robson has 23 years of experience in global equity markets and joins Martin Currie from Pioneer Investments where he was head of global equities. At Pioneer, he was responsible for the four equity teams run from the Dublin office with $17.7 billion assets under management.

Martin Currie is a specialist investment management business. From its headquarters in Edinburgh, it manages £12.0 billion ($19.1 billion) in active equity portfolios for a global client base of financial institutions, charities, foundations, endowments, pension funds, family offices, government agencies and investment funds. Its pooled funds include an Oeic, Sicav, offshore mutual funds, investment trusts and a range of absolute return funds.

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