Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon announces Kevin Troup to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, Edinburgh –  Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC (LON: BGS) today announced the appointment of Kevin Troup as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 March 2020.

Neil Donaldson, Chairman of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon commented: “My fellow Directors and I are delighted to welcome Kevin to the Board. Kevin has many years of experience of investing in Japanese small caps and his appointment will maintain the Board’s depth and breadth.”

About Kevin Troup

Kevin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 with Coopers & Lybrand. He started his Japanese investment career with Scottish Life in 1995 later becoming Head of Japan. In 2000 he joined Martin Currie Investment Management managing Japanese Smaller Companies. In 2004 he launched two Japanese Funds, a Mid-Cap Fund and was co-manager at launch for the Daijiro Absolute Return Fund responsible for picking small-cap positions.

Kevin joined the Global team at Standard Life Investments in 2010 launching a new Global Equity Income product and with responsibility for Japanese investments within a Global franchise. He retired in 2018 and is now a non-executive Director at Baring Fund Managers Limited and at TPI Fund Managers Limited. He is also on the Investment Committee at The National Trust for Scotland and on the board of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

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