Talking with… Cornelian AM's Hector Kilpatrick

Square Mile's series of informal interviews

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Cornelian Asset Management CIO Hector Kilpatrick speaks to Square Mile's Richard Romer-Lee, discussing his Scottish roots, the best lesson he's learned and switching disciplines...

How did you get into the industry? I grew up on a farm in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. I started out as a fisheries manager for the National Rivers Authority in Wales. Within a year, I realised public quangos weren't for me. So I studied for an MBA with the idea of contracting out to the public sector - to provide services to the NRA. The course broadened my horizons and I thought about investment management. I saw a job advertised in the FT for a portfolio manager in Norwich and I thought the interview would at least be good practice. Being from Scotland, I wasn't sure about ...

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