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
Article | Investments | 24/07/2019
We had a very strong equity market with the US market experiencing its best June since 1955. The source behind the lift to markets in general was the US Federal Reserve (Fed) indicating that it could cut interest rates soon, potentially reversing a number of the four rate rises of last year. As a result many markets acted as if the Fed has already made the cuts.
Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Architas, talks through the difficulties faced by markets last quarter and the worries over global growth.