Swip’s David Keir joins Saracen Fund Managers

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Independent investment management firm Saracen Fund Managers has hired Swip’s David Keir as its new head of research.

Keir, who joins Saracen with immediate effect, will work alongside the investment teams managing the £22m Saracen Global Income & Growth and £40m Saracen Growth funds.

Most recently investment director and head of research at Swip, where he managed over £5bn in assets, Keir has more than 16 years’ experience in the asset management industry. He has previously worked at Edinburgh Fund Managers and KPMG.

Kier says: “Saracen is entirely focused on investing with conviction and for the long term without any constraints of big company bureaucracy. It’s an exciting time for the business with some real opportunities in the market.”

Saracen chief executive Graham Campbell adds: “We are committed to building our research base, providing excellent customer service and consistent returns to help us support and build long-term relationships with our clients.

“David brings a wealth of experience to Saracen and is well respected as a rigorous and talented analyst.”