Claire Anderson The Origins of the Scottish Investment Trust Industry c.1870-1914: Dundee as a Centre of Investment

22 June 2019

Claire Anderson introduces The Origins of the Scottish Investment Trust Industry c.1870-1914: Dundee as a Centre of Investment.

As part of her doctoral thesis, Claire studied the origins of the Scottish Investment Trust industry and the role that Dundee played in this.

In this lecture Claire explains the links between the jute merchants of Dundee and the American South and why Scotland needed a new vehicle for savings and investments.

She explores the people and places that were influential and analyses the investors who were willing to place their wealth into this revolutionary vehicle.

Claire Anderson (nee Swan) has a PhD from the University of Dundee. She has spent some time studying abroad at the University of Oklahoma and also working on a multi-disciplinary research project on women and investment at Queen Mary University, London.

She has published a book on ‘Scottish Cowboys and the Dundee Investors’. Claire is a Client Manager at Baillie Gifford & Co working with financial institution clients in the United States. Claire lives in Dundee.

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