JONATHAN DAVIS is the founder and chairman of Independent Investor, a specialist financial publishing venture, and a well-known columnist and investment writer. A former business and financial journalist on The Times of London, The Economist, and The Independent, he is a regular columnist for the Financial Times, author of three other books on investment, and a director of three investment companies.
Dr. ALASDAIR NAIRN has been managing global equity portfolios for twenty-five years. He is the founder and CEO of Edinburgh Partners, a specialist fund management firm based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which manages $14 billion in assets using Templeton's principles. Earlier in his career, he spent ten years working for Templeton Investment Management, latterly as Director of Global Equity Research, working closely with Templeton himself. His previous book, Engines That Move Markets, was a study of technology booms and busts in financial markets.
Chapter 1 The Man and His Life 1
Chapter 2 Investment Counsel 29
Chapter 3 Fund Manager 65
Chapter 4 Philosophy in Action 101
Chapter 5 Why the Templeton Method Works 131
Chapter 6 Past, Present, and Future 161
Appendix John Templeton’s Advice to Investors 185
Selected Bibliography 241
About the Authors 245