Boutique investment house Baillie Gifford has appointed former Schroders fund manager Donald Farquharson as an investment manager in its Japanese equity team.
Farquharson spent 17 years in the Schorders Japanese equity team, including a stint as manager of the Schroder Japan Growth fund.
In addition, the Edinburgh-based firm has announced Matthew Brett will work alongside lead manager Sarah Whitley on the Baillie Gifford Japanese fund.
Brett has replaced John MacDougall who will continue to run the Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies fund.
“An individual of Donald’s calibre is highly sought after and we are delighted to have appointed him,” Baillie Gifford Japanese team head Sarah Whitley says.
“Donald’s experience and knowledge of the Japanese market will add to the strength of the team in managing our range of specialist Japanese equity portfolios.”IFAonline
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