Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

Abe Sheikh

Abe has spent much of his 15-plus-year career developing quantitative models designed to generate optimal tactical allocations for a range of demanding clients. That dovetails perfectly with Cougar Global’s investment philosophy that seeks to provide clients with long-term compound growth with downside protection using global tactical asset allocation.

Abe is an expert in linear and non-linear programming, optimizations and myriad other modeling tools (e.g., regimeswitching models, capital-markets forecasting, dynamic panel models and non-traditional “factor” models) designed to help clients achieve specific investment goals. At Cougar Global, Abe brings enhanced analytics and additional quantitativeresearch capabilities to the investment team.

Abe 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.

Abe 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).