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SVM appoints fund manager

SVM Asset Management has appointed Andrew Dykes as European fund manager. Dykes was previously with Martin Currie, where he was assistant manager of Pan-European equities.

He joined the group 1998 after training as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a background SVM says is ideal for its investment style.

Managing director Colin McLean says: “In keeping with SVM&#39s distinctive style, where fund managers also act as analysts, Andrew&#39s analytical background is a good fit with our team approach.”


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