Portfolio Manager, Impact Equities/ Stewardship, Sustainability and Impact Specialist
A lover of the great outdoors, John has a passion for ski touring and marathon running. He is passionate about and an advocate for the role of public equity markets in driving societal change through a focus on investing in scalable solutions providers combined with active ownership and engagement to help drive positive change.
John is an Impact Equities Portfolio Manager and Stewardship, Sustainability & Impact specialist. He joined Martin Currie in 2019 as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst and since 2020, his role has had an emphasis in supporting Martin Currie’s capability and leadership position in Stewardship & Sustainability of which the launch of the Improving Society strategy is the latest chapter. John has almost two decades of investment experience, beginning his career as an Investment Analyst at Alliance Trust in 2004 before moving as a Portfolio Manager to Aegon Asset Management where he managed US and Global equity mandates. He later moved toNewton Investment Management as an investment analyst and portfolio manager in its Global Equity team, which included helping develop and implement its sustainable investment and enhanced ESG integration process for a new suite of sustainable funds.
John graduated with an MA (Hons) in International Relations from St Andrews University, having also spent a year at Queens University Ontario. He is a CFA charterholder and has also completed the CFA certificate in ESG investing and SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA). John lives in Edinburgh with his wife and three daughters.