Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust plc

Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust plc

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: United Kingdom

EWIT aims for capital growth from a global portfolio of immature entrepreneurial companies, typically with a market capitalization of less than $5bn at time of initial investment, which are believed to offer long term growth potential.

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Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust – April 2013

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Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust – April 2013


Douglas Brodie, Trust Manager
Douglas graduated BSc in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Durham University in 1997 and with a DPhil in Molecular Immunology from the University of Oxford in 2001. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 and is Head of the Global Discovery Team. Douglas is a CFA charterholder.
John MacDougall, Deputy Trust Manager
John graduated BA in Ancient & Modern History from Oxford University in 2000. John joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 and is an Investment Manager in the Global Discovery Team. John has been a CFA charterholder since 2003.
DHL Reid, Chairman
David Reid was appointed a Director on 1 May 1998. He was appointed Chairman on 1 February 2011 and is Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He was previously a director of Smith and Williamson and of Fleming Private Asset Management.
WJ Ducas, Director
William Ducas was appointed a Director on 22 March 2002 and became Senior Independent Director on 31 October 2012. He is a member of the board of the Weir Foundation charitable trust and is on the International Advisory board of Zamorano University. He was previously a director of West LB Mellon Asset Management and a managing director of F&C Management Ltd of North America.
H James, Director
Helen James was appointed a Director on 2 December 2010. She is the CEO of Investis, a leading digital corporate communications company. Previously, she was Head of Pan-European Equity Sales at Paribas. She is also a non-executive director of The Mercantile Investment Trust.
DAJ Cameron, Director
Donald Cameron was appointed a Director on 2 December 2010. He is an advocate at the Scottish Bar where he has a general civil practice, with a particular emphasis on public law. He is also a qualified barrister in England and Wales, and a director of Murray Income Trust.
Henry CT Strutt, Director
Henry Strutt was appointed a Director on 1 November 2011 and became Chairman of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee on 31 December 2011. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1979, following which he spent over twenty years with the Robert Fleming Group, seventeen of which were in the Far East. He is a non-executive director of Smith & Williamson Holdings Ltd.

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