The Team

Murdo Murchison

Murdo Murchison is Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of Kiltearn Partners LLP (“Kiltearn”). Murdo graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree and gained his Diploma at Glasgow University. He began his career at Schroder Investment Management in London in 1987 and spent 15 years with the Templeton Global Equity Group before leaving in 2008. Murdo has worked in Edinburgh, Singapore and the Bahamas, where he was appointed President of Templeton Global Advisers Ltd and was the second portfolio manager after Sir John Templeton of its flagship Templeton Growth Fund, launched in 1954. Murdo managed this product successfully for seven years during a period of substantial asset growth. Murdo is a CFA Charterholder.

Craig Watson

Craig Watson is an Investment Manager and a Founding Partner of Kiltearn. Craig gained his Honours degree in Business Studies at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen then went on to Stirling University to study Investment Analysis where he gained his MSc. Craig started his career in 1995 at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers as an Investment Manager prior to working at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as an Investment Analyst. Craig joined the Templeton Global Equity Group in 2007 as an Investment Manager and Analyst until the founding of Kiltearn. Craig holds the qualifications issued by the Institute of Investment Management & Research (I.I.M.R).

Craig Collins

Craig Collins is an Investment Manager and a Founding Partner of Kiltearn. Craig graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Chemical Physics from Glasgow University and went on to gain his Ph.D. at Robinson College, Cambridge. Craig began his career in Investment with Baillie Gifford & Co. in 2000. Craig was an Investment Manager and Analyst for the Long Term Global Growth, Emerging Markets, North American and UK equity departments, and held the post of Global Technology Analyst prior to joining Kiltearn in 2011. Craig is a CFA Charterholder.

Khaled Mohamed

Khaled Mohamed is an Investment Manager and a Founding Partner of Kiltearn. Khaled gained his MA degree at Downing College, Cambridge where he studied Classics. Khaled began his career in Investment Banking in London in 2006 and made the move into Investment Management by joining Baillie Gifford's Graduate Program in 2007. Khaled worked in UK, North American and European equities before becoming an Investment Manager, conducting global research for Baillie Gifford’s EAFE Alpha Fund. Khaled joined Kiltearn in 2011. Khaled is a CFA Charterholder.

Richard Walke

Richard Walke joined Kiltearn as an Investment Analyst in September 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Science (Mechanical) from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and went on to earn his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Canada). Prior to joining Kiltearn, Richard was Toronto-based and worked on the Ivy Funds foreign equity team at Mackenzie Investments in a similar capacity. Richard is a CFA Charterholder.

Colin Armstrong

Colin joined Kiltearn in March 2014 as a Junior Investment Analyst. Colin previously worked at Dickson Minto W.S. for five years as a qualified solicitor working in the Listed Funds and Companies team. Colin graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree and also gained his Diploma at Edinburgh University. Colin is a CFA Charter holder.

Sonya Kim

Sonya joined Kiltearn in May 2016 as a Junior Investment Analyst. Sonya previously worked at Baillie Gifford and Standard Life Investments within Investment Risk. Sonya graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Mathematics then completed a Masters in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sonya is a CFA Charterholder.

Anya Serdyuk

Anya joined Kiltearn in May 2016 as a Junior Investment Analyst. Anya previously worked at Edinburgh Partners within the Investment Research department. Anya graduated with her B.A. in Economics from Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University then gained her M.A. in Economics from National University of Kiev Mohyla Academy and her PhD in Finance from the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Stuart Gunderson

Stuart Gunderson is Chief Operating Officer and a Founding Partner of Kiltearn. Stuart started his career in 1997, working at firms including Deutsche Bank, HSBC Global Fund Services and Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. He has experience in a number of operational and servicing roles. Prior to the founding of Kiltearn, Stuart managed the Middle Office for Europe and Asia at Franklin Templeton Investments. Stuart is qualified from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (C.I.S.I).

Ed Clarke

Ed is the Head of Sales and Client Service and a Founding Partner of Kiltearn. He began his career in the investment management business in 1991 at SEI Investments before joining JP Morgan Investment Management (JPMIM) in 1996. At JPMIM, he was a Vice President overseeing the marketing of JP Morgan mutual funds to financial intermediaries. Prior to the formation of Kiltearn, Ed spent 10 years at Causeway Capital Management, as the Director of Sales. He was responsible for marketing Causeway's investment management strategies to institutions, pension consultants, and large financial intermediaries. Ed graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Anna Vandor

Anna Vandor joined in May 2015 from Concorde Asset Management where she worked within a sales and client service role. Prior to Concorde Anna worked as an Investment Analyst at F&C/Martin Currie in Private Equity. Anna is a CFA Charterholder.

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