Matt McLennan


October 30, 2015


First Eagle Funds’ Matt McLennan has an incredibly packed schedule heading up the firm’s Global Value team and co-managing four mutual funds for the firm including its flagship First Eagle Global Fund, but he has made a point of devoting much of his free time to educational institutions. We asked him why.

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December 12, 2014

Next generation “Great Investor” Matthew McLennan, Head of First Eagle investment Management’s Value Team and co-portfolio manager of the First Eagle Global Fund is an avid student of history and financial history. I asked him what has been reading recently that was of particular interest. His recommendations take us back to two of the financial and economic giants of the 18th century, Irish born, entrepreneur and economist Richard Cantillon and Scottish-born economic theorist and policy-maker John Law.

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.


December 12, 2014

A next generation “Great Investor,” First Eagle Global Fund’s Matthew McLennan. First Eagle is known for its value-oriented, margin of safety approach and making preservation of capital its first investment goal. McLennan assumed the role of Portfolio Manager of the First Eagle Global Fund in late 2008 from investment legend, Jean-Marie Eveillard. The now $50 billion plus fund is rated four-star by Morningstar. Over the last five years, with McLennan on board, it is ranked in the top ten percent of its world allocation category. McLennan explains why he is currently finding markets around the world expensive, and why “patience” is his best investment idea. Continue Reading »


September 27, 2013

What’s the hardest part of Matthew McLennan’s job as head of Global Value and portfolio manager at First Eagle? Finding time to think. He explains how he does it.

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September 27, 2013

Is the financial crisis really over? Are we in danger of another one? In a recent speech, Hank Paulson, the Secretary of the Treasury during the crisis said yes, we are still in danger and that “there are a number of issues that trouble and in some cases flabbergast me.” Our guest this week, Matthew McLennan, is in complete agreement. McLennan, whom we have identified as a Next Generation Great Investor, runs the five-star rated First Eagle Global Fund, which he took over from legendary value investor Jean Marie Eveillard five years ago in the midst of the financial crisis. McLennan calls the widely believed “return to normalcy” that we are experiencing a “Keynesian mirage.” Continue Reading »

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