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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: A rated

2005

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  • MRated A in May 2005
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  • NRated A in Nov 2005
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2006

  • JRated A in Jan 2006
  • FRated A in Feb 2006
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  • DRated A in Dec 2006

2007

  • JRated A in Jan 2007
  • FRated A in Feb 2007
  • MRated A in Mar 2007
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  • ARated A in Aug 2007
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  • NRated AA in Nov 2007
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2007

2008

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2008
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2008
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2008
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2008
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  • JRated AAA in Jun 2008
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2008
  • ARated A in Aug 2008
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2009

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2010

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2011

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2012

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2013

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2014

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  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014
  • DRated A in Dec 2014

2015

  • JRated A in Jan 2015
  • FRated A in Feb 2015
  • MRated A in Mar 2015
  • ARated A in Apr 2015
  • MRated A in May 2015

Performance

over : 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2015
Manager Return
102 Simon Mungall 9.4%
103 Victor Wood 9.4%
104 Colin McLean 9.3%
105 Richard Curling 9.3%
105 Rhys Petheram 9.3%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 4.6%
2014 5.1% 2.5% -3.2% 1.7% 4.2%
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 12.2% 10.1%

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