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01/09/20202 mins

James Webb joins investment team at Scottish Investment Trust

The Scottish Investment Trust (The Scottish) has announced the appointment of James Webb, who joins their high conviction, global contrarian investment team from Ninety One plc.

James will be a key part of the close-knit, six-strong investment management team, bolstering the robust analytical and research offering that drives the Trust’s long-term investment outlook. He is also a great believer in the contrarian ethos which underpins The Scottish’s approach seeking out unfashionable and underappreciated stocks that are ripe for improvement.

Prior to Ninety One, James worked with research and consulting house Wood Mackenzie in both Edinburgh and London delivering projects across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Commenting on the announcement, Alasdair McKinnon, Manager of The Scottish said: “I’m delighted to welcome James to the team. His experience and expertise will further enhance our global contrarian investment approach. The world post Covid-19 will be a hunting ground for contrarian investments and James will be a valuable resource in unearthing these gems”

Investment Manager, James Webb commented: “The Scottish seeks out investments that others might overlook and undervalue. The company’s culture, ethos and contrarian investment process were a huge draw and I look forward to working with the team.”

James is relocating to Edinburgh to take up the position and will report to Manager, Alasdair McKinnon.

Alasdair McKinnon and James Webb

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