Sanford DeLand's Brotherston: 'We don't want to be the biggest, but we want to be the best'

Changing of guard and revisiting an old IPO

Lauren Mason
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Alex Brotherston of Sanford DeLand Asset Management
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Alex Brotherston of Sanford DeLand Asset Management

CEO of Sanford DeLand Asset Management Alex Brotherston talks to Lauren Mason about Andrew Vaughan's impending departure from the company, the prospect of a global equity fund launch and plans to revisit an IPO.

"I joined Sanford DeLand on April Fool's Day in 2018, with the sole purpose of really working with Keith [Ashworth-Lord] to grow the business. He wanted a legacy," Sanford DeLand CEO Alex Brotherston told Investment Week. "The big project we have embarked on since then is to become independently authorised, and to build some infrastructure that supports Keith." Ashworth-Lord, who heads up the now £1.6bn CFP SDL UK Buffettology fund, launched SDL in 2010 - 20 years after first discovering the achievements of "the Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville", as well as Charlie Munger and W...

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