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.
Former Martin Currie manager Scott McKenzie has joined Saracen Fund Managers, after taking a five-year break from the industry.
Legg Mason's CEO tells Investment Week about his ambitious plans for Martin Currie after finally securing a deal the US giant had been chasing "for years".
THE BIG QUESTION
Toby Hogbin has been made chief operating officer at Martin Currie following Darren Cannon's exit from the firm.
Martin Currie is to cut down the size of its UK-domiciled Japan fund range, merging John Millar's Japan fund into the group's Japan Alpha offering, Investment Week can reveal.
Baring Asset Management has hired former Martin Currie director Duncan Goodwin to head its global resources team.
Duncan Goodwin, manager of the Martin Currie Global Resources fund, is to leave the firm at the end of the year.
Martin Currie has appointed Michael Millar as an investment manager on its Asian equities team.
Tom Walker has handed over management of the Martin Currie North American fund to his co-manager Penny Kyle.
Japan equity managers are buying back into domestic companies and cutting their exposure to export-led firms as the slowdown in China and a flat yen weigh on sentiment.
Over the past couple of years, the landscape of the wealth management sector has evolved markedly.
Martin Currie has hired Damian Taylor as investment manager in its Edinburgh-based Asian equities team.
Andrew Graham, manager of the Martin Currie Pacific trust, argues the trend for earnings downgrades must reverse before stock markets can go higher.
Alan Burnett, head of UK intermediary business at Martin Currie, is to leave the firm at the start of June for Lyxor Asset Management.
Fund managers are starting to buy back into UK-listed large-cap miners, seeing valuations as too good to refuse as wider sentiment on the sector hits a "decade low".
Martin Currie has set up an investment hub in Singapore to focus on its growing client base in Asia.
Martin Currie's Asian equity manager Jason McCay is to exit the group imminently, Investment Week understands.
US fund managers who avoided technology giant Apple in the final quarter of last year have raced to the top of the IMA North America sector after the company endured a fierce sell-off.
CHINA'S YEAR OF THE SNAKE
The £3m Martin Currie Global Energy fund is set to wind down at the end of February after prolonged uderperformance.
Martin Currie's Tom Walker has bought back into US banks for the first time in three years on expectations the sector will return to pre-crisis norms.
Joanna Faith asks managers for their best global income stocks.