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Callum Thomas

Callum Thomas

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Callum Thomas is the Founder, Managing Shareholder, and Head of Research of Topdown Charts, a chart-driven independent macro research house covering global asset allocation and economics. In his role, Callum delivers actionable investment ideas, risk management input, and meaningful macro insights to their clients. He has a background in multi-asset investment strategy on the buyside and has built up a strong research and analytical expertise for generating global macro driven investment insights and unique charts in New Zealand and Australia. His approach provides coverage on valuations, monetary conditions, cyclical indicators, sentiment, and technicals.

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  • Callum Thomas's approach is to deploy a blend of factors to build out a holistic picture and raise conviction.

  • He believes innovation is vital to maintaining an edge through investment research.

  • Callum is on a constant mission to uncover and develop new datasets, indicators, and new ways of looking at the world to drive sensible and profitable decision making by portfolio managers.

  • Prior to founding Topdown Research, he was an Investment Strategist in the Multi Asset Group at AMP Capital, where he provided key input and Research on Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) and Dynamic Asset Allocation (DAA).

  • He also worked across investment management functions at AMP Capital's New Zealand multi-asset business.

  • Callum was a Lending Officer at Gilrose Finance and a Strategy Analyst at NZX, where he focused on corporate strategy, M&A, market analysis, and fund management commentary.