"Dr. Nairn and his experienced team will be an excellent addition to our global equity capabilities," said Dover. "As chairman of Templeton Global Equity Group, Dr. Nairn will bring many new insights to share, having run his own firm for the last 15 years, while also drawing upon his in-depth knowledge of the Templeton investment philosophy and process from his many prior years with the group. We look forward to having Dr. Nairn and his team join our strong lineup of investment groups."Nairn said, "I am very excited to be coming back to Templeton, the company that gave me my great appreciation for global investing. My team and I are deeply familiar with the history and strong reputation of the broader Franklin Templeton organization, and we're pleased to join such a well-regarded firm. I look forward to sharing my perspective and experience with the Franklin Templeton organization. The access to Franklin Templeton's extensive global resources will allow me to focus my time on investment management, as we continually seek to bolster our investment process and enhance our clients' experience." Nairn's Biography Sandy Nairn, Ph.D., is one of the founders of Edinburgh Partners. Prior to establishing Edinburgh Partners in 2003, he was chief investment officer of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (November 2000 to March 2003). Between 1990 and 2000, Nairn was part of the Templeton Global Equity Group where he was executive vice president and the director of research. While there, he managed a range of institutional accounts. Before joining Templeton, Nairn 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. Nairn graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1982, and in 1985 he earned a Ph.D. 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.
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