Martin Currie is a specialist active equity manager. Based in Edinburgh, and with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Melbourne and Zurich, the company manage £5.5 billion (US$8.6 billion) for clients worldwide, including financial institutions, charities, foundations, pension funds and investment trusts. Their collective funds include an Oeic, Sicav and range of absolute return funds.
Founded in 1881, Martin Currie has a long history in finance. They began investing in global equities in the 1920's, developing Asian and emering-market capabilities thereafter. From their headquarters in Edinburgh, they manage active equity portfolios for a global client base of financial institutions, chairities, foundations, endowments, pension funds, family offices, government agencies and investment funds. International in their outlook and activities they have offices in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore and Zurich.
They are an independent and privately owned company. They actively encourage employee ownership, believing that this aligns interests with those of their clients and helps to attract and retain talented people.
Martin Currie's approach to investing is simple: they focus on companies. Their integrated investments team seek out those companies that they believe have the fundamentals to deliver material outperformance on a medium-to-long-term view. Once identified, these ideas are moulded into well-balanced portfolios. When constructing client portfolios, they control macro-factor sensitivity with the aim of deriving maximum value from their stock insights and delivering returns in a predictable and sustainable fashion.