We would like to thank the following friends and colleagues for their help and advice during the gestation of this book. Many more, too numerous to mention, have contributed with their informal insights through daily professional contact over the years. We have been privileged to have worked with some exceptional people.
At Edinburgh Partners, thanks are due to Murray Scott, Scott Houston, and Sue Cullen, for their unflagging help in researching and retrieving relevant information from obscure places. A special word of thanks for Stephen Anderson, who has been a source of great personal and professional help ever since Edinburgh Partners was first established.
Many former or present employees of the Franklin Templeton group have given generously of their time. Mark Holowesko, Jim Wood, and Mark Mobius are quoted in the text, but many others have also contributed their thoughts and insights. We would like to thank First Trust Bank Limited as Executor to the Estate of John M. Templeton for generously agreeing to the use of the memos and letters to clients.
For Independent Investor, Krishma Gajjar has worked tirelessly researching and preparing material for publication. We would also like to thank Ken Fisher for his kind words, and Christopher Risso-Gill, author of a recent biography of Peter Cundill, for his comments. The Wiley team of Debra Englander, Kimberly Bernard, Tula Batanchiev, and Stacey Fischkelta have harried us mercilessly to get this project finished ...