First edition of Wealth of Nations presented to the University

Issued: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:53:00 GMT

While in Glasgow delivering a lecture on China’s investment funds, Stuart Leckie OBE presented the Principal with a beautiful copy of the first edition of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. This first edition is now held in the library’s special collections along with several other Adam Smith first editions. 

Stuart is the Chairman of Stirling Finance, a Hong Kong-based pensions and investments adviser, and was welcomed to the Adam Smith Business School in November to deliver his lecture. He currently advises on investments and pensions in Hong Kong and mainland China and has advised the Chinese Government on pensions reform. Staff, alumni and students attended his lecture, which explained the changing financial markets and asset management arena in China. Stuart’s lecture also looked at the reasons for the recent decline in the investment funds sector, the current state of the industry and a possible roadmap ahead.

Special collections