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Sandy Nairn

?We've doubled our assets
this year and it's conceivable
that we could double assets
again by the end of the year?

Sandy Nairn loves a good challenge. After 10 years at Templeton Investment Management he took on the task of reviving Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Lloyds TSB's languishing Edinburgh-based investment business in November 2000.

Now, along with several former colleagues, he's nurturing a new boutique fund management business called Edinburgh Partners.

If that weren't enough to keep him busy, he has three small children, has written one book and has started on a second.

Nairn left his role as CIO of SWIP in March 2003. In little more than two years he had taken its performance from the fourth quartile to the first quartile.

?I was approached by SWIP to create a world-class global asset management business in late 2000,? he says. At that time, the business included some of wealth management firm Hill Samuel, and Scottish Widows' life funds and its remaining pension business.

?Performance in equities was generally very poor.

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