Sam N Barron

Head of Research
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Sam, is the head of Research at WAM Equity Research team which is responsible for equity coverage. Sam is also Head of the firm’s Asset Allocation committee and a core member of the firm’s Stock Selection committee. Outside of WAM, Sam is an active volunteer for Crosslight Advice, an independent charity focused on alleviating poverty caused by problem debt. 

Prior to joining WAM Limited, Sam worked in venture capital, investing in early stage mobility and travel companies including Voyage, an autonomous vehicle company [acquired by Cruise], Festicket, a live music festival booking platform and Validated, a mobility credit issuance platform [acquired by Reach Now].

Before this, Sam was a member of BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS) group which is responsible for developing, assembling and managing investment strategies focused on benchmark-relative and outcome-orientated client objectives. Sam earned a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Bath and as part of his degree, Sam completed an industrial placement at UBS Global Asset Management’s Multi-Asset group.
Outside of work, Sam likes to keep fit and healthy, enjoys cooking for family and friends.