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.

Helen (Nell) Franklin

Nell joined Kiltearn as an Investment Analyst in July 2018. She graduated from the University of St. Andrews with an MA (Honours) in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and then earned her MSc in International Management for the Middle East and North Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Nell spent her entire career (11 years) at Baillie Gifford starting in their investment manager training program before moving over to the fixed income team which culminated in her becoming a Portfolio Manager for the Global Credit Fund and the US High Yield strategy.

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.

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.

Brad Hensler

Brad joined Kiltearn in January 2018 after spending the previous 7 years as a Portfolio Officer within Wealth Management at BNY Mellon. Prior to that he worked for Bernstein Global Wealth Management advising foundations and high net worth clients. He began his career in 2003 at Alliance Bernstein in their institutional asset management team. Brad also played professional baseball in the New York Mets Organization and for the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League. Brad graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in Managerial Economics and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Douglas McArthur

Douglas is the Head of Legal, Compliance and Corporate Governance and is also the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. He began his career in 2009 at Morgan Stanley in the Transaction Tax and Tax Interpretation teams before joining Kiltearn in 2013 (following a year training with Silchester). Douglas advises all areas of the firm on compliance and legal matters, including regulatory compliance. Douglas graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree and has passed the Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP) programme.

Robert McGinty

Robert is the Head of Operations. He has been with Kiltearn since 2013 and has over 15 years of accounting industry experience primarily in Financial Controls and Regulatory Accounting. Prior to joining Kiltearn, Robert spent 8 years with SG Hambros (Channel Islands) Ltd advancing to Deputy Manager within the Financial Control team. Robert’s time at Kiltearn has primarily been split between Risk Management and Finance. Robert graduated from the University of Paisley with a Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Alex Fong

Alex is the Head of Investment Administration. Alex began his career at JP Morgan in 2007 advancing to the role of Senior Pricing Analyst in the UK Client Equity team. In 2011, Alex joined Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as part of the Equity Analytics team where he had responsibility for all aspects of the Proprietary Research portal - ensuring data integrity, oversight of data vendors and managing reporting for internal ad hoc and KPI purposes. He joined Kiltearn in 2013 (following a year training with Silchester) and his time has been split between Core Investment Administration functions and Investment/Client support functions. Alex graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a MA (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance. Alex holds the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).

Duncan Stewart

Duncan is the Head of Dealing. He began his career at Scottish Widows in 2004 facilitating client cash flows and developing opportunities for cross product retention of clients. He subsequently had roles at State Street, Martin Currie and HSBC. Duncan joined Kiltearn in 2013 (following a year training with Silchester) and focuses solely on Dealing including the execution of Investment Team decisions and cash flow related trading, cash management, management of broker relationships and the review and development of Kiltearn’s FX execution model. Duncan graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Honours) degree in Business Studies and holds the IOC and IMC certificates.

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