In the latest in our series of interviews with some of the industry's key Investment Influencers, Investment Week talks to Nathan Sweeney of Architas.
Who are the Investment Influencers?
The fund selection and research sectors play a major part in the UK's asset management industry, but who are the key individuals in these areas?
We have identified them as those who not only control the allocation of fund flows and decide ratings, but are respected by asset managers for the depth of their knowledge, the honesty of their views, their professionalism in analysing and selecting funds, and the responsibility with which they manage clients' assets.
Over the coming months, we will be meeting these key players and revealing their views on the world of investing and how they are facing the challenges under which we all operate including: more onerous regulation, an uncertain market environment and increased short-termism.
This week's Investment Influencer
This week, we meet Nathan Sweeney, senior investment manager at Architas.
Nathan manages the £800m Architas Multi-Asset Active range. His analyst responsibilities include research into UK fixed income funds.
Nathan joined Architas in 2010 from Thornhill, where he worked as a private client fund manager and was responsible for managing private client portfolios and fund selection.
He began his 16-year investment career at AIB Investment managers, where he was responsible for fund selection as well as launching and managing the AIB multi-manager fund range.
Nathan has a BSc in science, a diploma in financial services and is IMC-qualified.
Investment Influencers in association with Allianz Global Investors
The challenges of being a successful asset allocator and fund selector become greater with every market cycle and the way everyone approaches and thinks about these issues is different.
To see and hear how these leading industry practitioners tackle the markets, Investment Week has brought them together in a series of interviews we call the Investment Influencers.
"Allianz Global Investors is delighted to partner with Investment Week to support the Investment Influencers. In the ever evolving market for selecting investment products, the insights and guidance from the Investment Influencers is more valuable than ever and being part of promoting this insight further is key to our business goals. We believe that in working with Investment Week we can work to improve the content further and promote Allianz GI as a key supporter of the industry," the group said.
If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague to be considered for the Investment Influencers series, please contact Georgina Walters at [email protected]