Cougar Global Investments Appoints Abdullah “Abe” Sheikh Head Of Research

TORONTO and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 3, 2017 () — Cougar Global Investments, a globally-oriented solutions-focused asset manager and affiliate of Carillon Tower Advisers, is pleased to announce that Abdullah “Abe” Sheikh, FSA, MAAA, has joined the firm as head of research.  Sheikh will provide enhanced analytics and additional quantitative-research capabilities as part of the Cougar Global investment team.

Cougar Global employs a disciplined portfolio-construction methodology which combines macroeconomic analysis with downside-risk management.  Cougar Global’s guiding belief is that the goal of investing is to generate consistent compound growth, primarily achieved by seeking to minimize loss.

“Abe is a perfect fit for us,” said Dr. James Breech, president & CEO, CIO.  “His expertise in statistical analysis, quantitative modeling and research supports our unique portfolio-construction discipline and philosophy.  Abe will be instrumental in Cougar Global’s growth,” Breech added.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to expand on the leading-edge research that is embedded in Cougar Global’s overarching investment strategy,” said Abe Sheikh.

Sheikh previously worked for 11 years as vice president of capital-markets research and portfolio management as well as director of quantitative research at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Asset Management, he was an analyst for four years at Watson Wyatt Worldwide.  Sheikh earned a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University.  He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). 

“Abe is a unique talent with a solid record of partnering with clients that fits well with our client-focused, collaborative culture,” added Cooper Abbott, president of Carillon Tower.  “Supporting Cougar Global and our affiliates is Carillon Tower’s most important function.  Providing our high-quality portfolio managers with the resources they need allows them to focus on what they do best for clients: managing portfolios.  We are pleased to have Abe on our team,” he added.

About Cougar Global Investments Ltd.

Founded in 1993, Cougar Global is a globally-oriented macro ETF strategist and portfolio manager that provides its investment services to advisors, advisory platforms, high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations, trusts and institutions in Canada and the United States.

About Carillon Tower Advisers, Inc.

Carillon Tower Advisers is a multi-boutique asset management company dedicated to providing clients customized solutions while seeking superior investment returns through our affiliated top-tier specialty managers.  Together with our affiliates, Eagle Asset Management, ClariVest Asset Management and Cougar Global Investments, we offer a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles including separately managed accounts, mutual funds, closed-end funds, UCITS and other types of products.

Discover the forward-thinking, global approach Carillon Tower Advisers and our affiliates employ in delivering value to our clients … and get to know us.

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Bob Cooper is Canadian Business Tribune''s senior editor. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in London Ontario and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s,, Vice and He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for CBC and Global News . In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress.