Portfolio manager

Mark Whitehead is the Portfolio Manager of Securities Trust of Scotland.

Global equity income specialist, Mark Whitehead, who last year joined Martin Currie as Head of Equity Income, has been appointed Portfolio Manager of Securities Trust of Scotland from 11 May 2016.

Mark took over from Alan Porter, who will continue as a senior member of Martin Currie’s income team and joins Mark as co-manager of the Legg Mason IF Martin Currie Global Equity Income Fund.

Mark joined Martin Currie as Head of Income in November 2015. Previously, Mark worked at Sarasin & Partners where he constructed and managed a range of income, balanced, growth, and absolute return portfolios; he became Lead Manager for their thematic funds in the Global Dividend Range in 2007, and latterly was appointed Head of Equity Income from 2010. Before Sarasin & Partners, he was a portfolio manager at stockbroker Capel Cure Sharp. Mark started his investment career at NatWest Stockbrokers in 1998 and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).