Edinburgh equity investment firm
Martin Currie is an Edinburgh-based equity specialist founded in 1881, which is an independently managed investment affiliate of Legg Mason, one of the world's largest asset management firms.
Its stock-focused approach is guided by in-depth research and careful portfolio construction. It invests for the long term to focus on equity growth.
European markets are finding no shortage of things to worry about, whether it be the travails of the banking sector, the tortuous Brexit negotiations that lie ahead or the end of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing next March.
New objective and introduction of use of derivatives
Left Lazard in 2014
Moves to Melbourne with family
Showing signs of strength
Joined the firm in 2015
Follows acquisition in 2014
Companies in the US are feeling the pressure. The slowdown in global growth, for one, has had an impact on demand says Martin Currie's Tom Walker.
Brings over $167m fund
Also works at Lombard Street Research
Andrew Graham, portfolio manager of the Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained trust, says market upheaval in Asia is offering investors opportunity
Browne looks for buying opportunities
Pockets of value emerging
Martin Currie Pacific trust's shareholders have agreed to rename the company Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained trust, as it moves away from commitments to invest in Japan and Australia.
Legg Mason has integrated eight Martin Currie equity funds into its ICVC fund range, in a move that brings all its subsidiaries under one umbrella in the UK.
Legg Mason chief executive Joe Sullivan has said Martin Currie is planning further hires as it begins to reposition following its acquisition by the US giant last year.
Mark Whitehead has left Sarasin & Partners to lead Martin Currie's rejigged equity income team.
Fund managers give their views on the key issues impacting global asset classes and outline how they are positioning portfolios.
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Martin Currie's Andy Graham has warned that Indian assets have been overbought, adding an expected increase in profits is unlikely to filter through to investors in the near future.
Legg Mason's chief executive Joe Sullivan has revealed the firm is in acquisition talks with two businesses, while it is also looking to develop its ETF capabilities.
More muted performance may be on the cards for US equities, but financials and healthcare can still out-perform, explains Martin Currie's Tom Walker.
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