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Sheldon MacDonald, CFA

Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Sheldon co-manages Architas Multi-Asset Blended, Architas Multi-Asset Passive and Elite Fund ranges, as well as the Architas Global Equity Income fund. He oversees fund selection and manages the products’ asset allocation and investment strategies. He also leads fund manager research on global equity strategies.

Before joining Architas in 2010, Sheldon was a fund of funds manager at Nedgroup Investments, part of Old Mutual plc. As well as running a variety of long only multi-asset strategies, Sheldon has extensive experience in the hedge fund space and, prior to joining Nedgroup Investments, was Head of Derivative Trading at Old Mutual Asset Managers in South Africa.

Sheldon has a BComm in Financial Accounting and Economics and holds the IMC and is a CFA charterholder. He has 24 years of investment experience.

 

Insights from Sheldon

Insight

Positive data, but risks remain

Article | Investments | 26/11/2019

Concerns over global growth appeared to lessen with the release of some positive economic data in October. However, risks still remain – elections, trade tariffs and geopolitical tensions to name but a few.

Insight

Central bank stimulus supports equities

Article | Investments | 29/10/2019

The European Central Bank stepped in to support the economy through lower interest rates and further bond purchases, while the US Federal Reserve also cut rates. 

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Markets react dramatically to Trump’s tweet

Article | Investments | 24/09/2019

This combined with the low stock market trading volumes typical of the holiday month of August, prompted profit taking and shares sold off globally. The UK and Japan were among the worst performing developed markets but those losses were exceeded by the drop in returns from emerging market shares.

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