Alasdair Nairn is one of the founders of Edinburgh Partners, an independent fund management company. Prior to establishing Edinburgh Partners he was chief investment officer of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, and between 1990 and 2000 was employed by Templeton Investment Management where he was executive vice president and director of global equity research.
Before joining Templeton Investment Management, Sandy spent four years at Murray Johnstone as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to that, he spent a year as an economist at the Scottish Development Agency.
Sandy graduated from the University of Strathclyde and has a PhD in economics from the University of Strathclyde/Scottish Business School. He is an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals in the UK and is a CFA charterholder with the CFA Institute in the United States.
In 2001, he published the first edition of 'Engines that Move Markets'. He has won multiple performance awards for the management of global equity portfolios. In 2012 he co-authored the book 'Templeton's Way With Money' with Jonathan Davis.