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Home Country Bias with Ernst Knacke, Head of Research for Shard Capital

Episode 20: Ernst Knacke, Head of Research

Ernst Knacke, Head of Research at London-based, Shard Capital Partners as well as its subsidiary, LeifBridge Investment Management joins the Dakota Live! Podcast to share his nearly twenty years of experience in manager research and selection. Shard Capital is a leading wealth and asset manager advising over $1.6 billion on behalf of high net worth and institutional clients in both the European and US markets.

Ernst shares how he and his colleagues are developing their growing OCIO business through the sourcing of asset managers globally. Ernst in his role as Head of Research, shares how he attempts to minimize the home country bias that permeates through investment portfolios both domestically and abroad. Whether you are a US-based asset manager looking to penetrate the UK/European markets or a UK/European manager looking to penetrate the US market, this is a can’t miss episode.

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Ernst Knacke

Shard Capital
Prior to joining Shard Capital, Ernst spent 12 years with what is now Quilter plc, in both the multi-asset team at Quilter Investors as well as the discretionary wealth management business, Quilter Cheviot. Before joining what was then still Old Mutual in 2008, Ernst spent 2 years at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in London. Ernst has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a B.Sc. (HONS) in Financial Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and is a CFA charter holder.
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