Sean Ashton

Sean is involved in portfolio management and the investment research process at Omba. Prior to joining Omba, Sean advised an UHNW family on its global investments, as well as managing a global flexible fund at Prime Asset Managers. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Anchor Capital in South Africa from 2013 to 2018, responsible for the global and South African investment process covering equities and balanced mandates. Under his management, the Anchor BCI Equity fund delivered an annualized return of 13.5% from its April 2013 launch until mid-2018 and was the number 1 performing fund in its category (SA general equity) in 2015. Sean commenced his career in financial markets in 2003 as a sell-side analyst at Nedcor Securities, earning a number 1 rating in the FM Analyst of the Year survey in his first two years of coverage for the Hotels & Leisure sector. Sean’s experience also included coverage of the SA Healthcare sector at Deutsche Bank, as well as a senior analyst and portfolio manager at Investec Wealth & Investment. Sean holds a B.Com (Honours) from the University of South Africa, and is a CFA charterholder.