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Tcam’s Haig Bathgate is a self-professed ‘glass-half-empty Scot’, with a tendency to look at the downside to get a true understanding of risk before investing, but he is also contrarian, sussing out corners of the market where others fear to tread

Kristen McGachey

Wealth manager profile

When Haig Bathgate was a student, leafing through pages of economics and statistics text books, he got his first taste of the world of investing.

“Back then, I thought you could rationalise the world with formulas,” he recalls. “But within two years of being in the industry, I realised that was all nonsense. I learned that being an investment manager is all to do with psychology and behavioural finance and, actually, that was more interesting.”

Unlike other industry professionals who have been in and out of firms like a revolving door, Bathgate has had his feet firmly rooted in Edinburgh in the private client arm of the same law firm, Turcan Connell, for his entire career. Until recently, that is.

Haig Bathgate, joint chief executive and CIO, Tcam
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