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Colin McLean

Colin McLean

About Colin McLean

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Colin McLean founded Edinburgh-based SVM Asset Management in 1990. McLean took an MA (Hons) in political economy and economic statistics from Glasgow University and was later awarded an MBA. From 1974 he enjoyed a 12 year stint as managing director of FS Assurance before joining Scottish Provident as Head of Investments. Prior to launching SVM, McLean spent 2 years as managing director of Templeton's European operations. His interests outside of fund management include golf, music and going to the cinema.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated

2005

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2006

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2007

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2008

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Performance

over : 31/07/2013 - 31/07/2014
Manager Return
13 Ros Price 8.0%
14 Alasdair Ross 7.7%
15 Colin McLean 7.7%
16 Nick Anderson 7.6%
17 Ben Funnell 7.5%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/07/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 0.6% 2.5% -3.2% 1.4%
2013 23.0% 10.2% -1.1% 4.2% 8.3%
2012 6.1% 3.7% -6.0% 5.8% 3.0%
2011 -10.1% -1.3% -1.2% -11.0% 3.5%
2010 19.6% 5.9% -8.6% 12.2% 10.1%
2009 12.7% 10.0% 2.5%

Related News

Colin McLean's mid-cap picks

The SVM director and fund manager on his pick of the UK mid-caps.

Colin McLean: overconfidence could be markets’ biggest hurdle

What should investors make now of the mixed signals that question the strength of global equity markets

Colin McLean: investing through the coming deflationary shock

People can only model what they know, and deflation is outside of our experience

Colin McLean: beating the cognitive biases of EM investment

No matter how hard investors try to analyse prospects clinically, emotion is never far away.

Performance review: why VWM Wealth’s Thomson is buying UK small caps

David Thomson, chief investment officer at VWM Wealth, has reduced his exposure to emerging markets and Japan in favour of UK smaller companies.

Colin McLean: how companies manipulate our search for silver linings

large companies are adept at guiding investors, playing on our weakness for good stories. So how to guard against this?

Colin McLean: the next emerging markets chapter is about to unfold

With investors reassessing the risks associated with emerging markets and questioning the growth story in these relatively young democracies, SVM's founder sees this as a critical time for the region.

Henderson duo give themselves a year to revive former McLean trust

Speaking exclusively to Wealth Manager, Barrass outlined Henderson's revival plan for SVM Global, which it took over from Colin McLean and Donald Robertson earlier this year.

Colin McLean's guide to bubble watching

A failure to identify bubbles has been a recurring weakness of investor psychology. Most are unprepared for the crashes that follow booms

Colin McLean: it's not too late - the pound weakness opportunity

The SVM founder takes a look at what impact a run on the pound could have on the equities in his latest piece for Weath Manager.

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP)..
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