Speakers List - Fund Selector Breakfast Edinburgh 2019


Chris Carter

Founding Partner, Origin Asset Management

Principal Global Investors


Chris is a founding partner of Origin Asset Management. He was previously a senior investment manager at Investec Asset Management, where he was one of the architects of the company’s investment process and managed global equity and balanced portfolios. Prior to joining Investec, he was head of the Global Investment Strategy team at UBS. Chris has also held senior global equity portfolio management positions at CIGNA International and at Worldinvest (now New Star). Chris is a graduate of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, with an MA Honours Degree in Economics and Philosophy.


Mark Nash

Head of Fixed Income

Merian Global Investors


Mark joined the company in June 2016 and is head of fixed income. He is lead manager of the Merian Strategic Absolute Return Bond Fund. He previously worked at Invesco Asset Management since 2001, most recently as head of global multi-sector portfolio management and head of European fixed income strategy.


Ewan Thompson

Manager of the Neptune Emerging Markets Fund

Neptune Investment Management


Ewan is an Investment Director and Head of Emerging Market Equities and leads our research on the metals and mining sectors. Ewan joined Neptune in February 2006, having previously worked as an editor for Yale University Press. He graduated from Oxford University in 2003 with a degree in English.


Thomas Wells

Partner - Fund Manager

Smith & Williamson

Tom joined the investment management team at Smith & Williamson in September 2007 and has been a member of the Fixed Interest team since January 2009. He manages the Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund and is the co-manager of the Short-Dated Corporate Bond Fund and Fixed Interest Fund. Tom also manages portfolios for a range of institutional clients, including DC and DB pension funds as well as charities and corporates. He is a Partner at Smith & Williamson and is member of a number of internal investment committees, including the Investment Strategy Group and the Direct Investment Group, which oversees total assets of £21bn. Here Tom serves as a dedicated subject matter expert on fixed income and informs the group’s exposure to sovereign and IG credit markets.