Ian Liddle

Ian Liddle

Ian joined Allan Gray in 2001 as an equity analyst after several years as a management consultant. He managed a portion of client equity and balanced portfolios and was the chief investment officer from 2008 until 2016. He is now chairman of Allan Gray Proprietary Limited and is a CFA® charterholder.

Articles by Ian Liddle

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2023 Q3 Comments from our chair

By Ian Liddle on 16 Nov 2023

Reading time: 6 mins

Daimler-Benz introduced the Mercedes-Benz S-Class to South Africa in 1973 – the same year that an ambitious 35-year-old with a Harvard MBA and eight years of...

Insights categories - Corporate citizenship

Allan Gray appoints new chief operating officer

By Ian Liddle on 26 Apr 2022

Reading time: 2 mins

Allan Gray today announced the appointment of Mahesh Cooper as chief operating officer.  Cooper will officially join on 3 May, taking over from Rob Formby, w...

Insights categories - Corporate citizenship

New directors appointed

By Ian Liddle on 22 Apr 2016

Reading time: 2 mins

The shareholders of our main operating company in South Africa and our group holding company have approved new appointments to both companies’ boards...

Insights categories - Local investing

Annual report from the outgoing Chief Investment Officer

By Ian Liddle on 01 Mar 2016

Reading time: 5 mins

Adapted from the Chief Investment Officer’s comments, which will appear in the Allan Gray Unit Trust Annual Report, 2015. These are Ian Liddle’s final Annual...

Insights categories - Investment insights

Building an investment team that thrives (not just survives) on generational transition

By Ian Liddle on 31 Dec 2012

Reading time: 8 mins

We aim to provide you with benchmark-beating investment returns for at least the next 100 years. But we can succeed in this ambition only for as long as we a...


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