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Charlie McGarraugh

Charlie McGarraugh

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Charles (Charlie)
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Charlie McGarraugh is Principal and Chief Investment Officer at Altis Partners, a multi-award-winning investment manager which uses proprietary research to systematically manage futures portfolios. With over 20 years of financial industry experience, Charlie is a proven financial professional with deep trading and business building expertise across both traditional FICC and digital asset markets. Prior to Altis, he was Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Markets at Blockchain.com, the largest self-custodied crypto wallet provider globally. Before that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Stratagem Technologies, a financial technology company based in London, where he focused on machine learning and predictive analysis. He also held multiple roles at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Partner and Head of Metals Trading. Throughout his career, Charlie has gained deep market expertise in emerging markets, structured finance, corporate credit, mortgages, and commodities. He is also active as a private investor in numerous unrelated ventures, including projects in the tech sector, real estate development, and water infrastructure.

Professional Experience


Academic History

GOLDMAN SACHS

  • From 2000 to 2016, Charlie has held several trading roles at Goldman Sachs.

  • He served as Partner and Managing Director following his successful leadership of the market-leading European mortgages business. 

  • In 2014 he assumed a senior role in Goldman’s commodity department as Global Head of Metals trading and refocused on commodity markets. 

  • His trading experience included credit derivatives, emerging markets, U.S. corporate credit, reinsurance group, and U.S. mortgages, among others.


MEDIA & APPEARANCES

  • Charlie has been interviewed in Blockworks and Cointelegraph.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.