Stuart McMaster, Kenny Watson & Aitken Ross

Stuart has over 35 years’ experience in investment, and joined Alliance Trust in 2010 as an investment manager. He first started managing fixed income investments in 1986 with Standard Life Assurance, and then moved to Scottish Widows in 1992 as a bond fund manager. At Scottish Widows, he became Head of Credit and latterly Head of Aggregate Bond Fund Management where he was responsible for £8 billion of assets.

Kenny graduated from Strathclyde University in 1990 with a degree in Accounting and Economics. He subsequently joined KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant, before joining Murray Johnstone as an investment manager. He then spent a short spell at Clydesdale Bank, before joining Ignis Asset Management in 1998, where he began working on the fixed income team in 2004. He joined Alliance Trust in 2013, and is an associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals. .

Aitken joined Alliance Trust through the graduate programme in September 2010 after completing a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and Finance from Dundee University and subsequently an MA in International Financial Analysis at Newcastle University. Aitken gained prior experience with Martin Currie and BNP Paribas and is a CFA charterholder.