Wealth management firm, Anderson Strathern Asset Management, has announced the appointment of Donald Barlow to its investment team. He takes up the position of Senior Investment Manager, and will be drawing on his institutional and private client investment background.
Barlow brings with him 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has previously held the positions of Senior Research Analyst and Investment Manager at Martin Currie. He was also Assistant Investment Analyst in Clydesdale Bank’s Private Client Solutions business, and worked in private client roles at Tilney Investment Management and Edinburgh Fund Managers. More recently, he was an Investment Writer at Standard Life Investments.
Donald’s past investment and general private client experience will be key to his new position. His knowledge of the markets, equity analysis and stock picking will stand him in good stead within the successful and established team at the wealth management firm.
Alec Stewart, Chief Executive of Anderson Strathern Asset Management, said: “Donald has extensive private client experience and an in-depth understanding of the financial services sector and investment operations. As the success of Anderson Strathern Asset Management grows, Donald will play a key part in taking investment decisions and handling our client portfolios. I am confident that Donald is equipped with the expertise and business acumen required for this highly visible role.”
Asked about his appointment, Barlow said: “I am really looking forward to joining such a well-regarded Edinburgh firm as Anderson Strathern Asset Management, particularly at a time when there’s real opportunity emerging in markets after such a long period of de-risking. I think that my blend of experience will help us to identify new investment ideas to the benefit of our clients.”
Based in Edinburgh, ASAM is a boutique asset management and IFA business with a strong discretionary fund management arm. It offers whole-of-market advice and has a varied customer base, including entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as ‘old’ land and estate-based wealth and agricultural clients. It acts for trusts, companies and charities, as well as high-net-worth individuals.
Wholly owned by Anderson Strathern LLP and based in Edinburgh, the firm has a long history, a diverse client base and a culture of customised precision and excellent client service.