Establishing Edinburgh Partners in 2003 was the culmination of a long-held ambition to set up an independent-minded investment firm, exclusively focused on investment research and portfolio management.

Edinburgh Partners has always followed the same long-term investment philosophy, developed from our Chief Executive’s time working directly with Sir John Templeton.

A single investment team runs a number of long-only, unconstrained equity strategies. At inception, this included global and European equities, with other strategies selectively added. The first fund was EP Global Opportunities Trust plc, an Investment Trust launched in December 2003. The Edinburgh Partners Opportunities Fund plc range of open ended pooled funds followed in April 2004 and the range and diversity of products has grown since then.

Today, Edinburgh Partners invests on behalf of a range of clients including pension funds, financial institutions and endowments based around the world.

Edinburgh Partners employs around 60 people and is headquartered in Melville Street, Edinburgh, with an office in North America.

As of 1 May 2018 Edinburgh Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Resources Inc.