Prior to joining LeifBridge and Shard Capital as Head of Research, Ernst spent 12 years with what is now Quilter plc, in both the multi-asset team at Quilter Investors as well as the discretionary wealth management business, Quilter Cheviot. Before joining what was then still Old Mutual in 2008, Ernst spent 2 years at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in London. Ernst has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a B.Sc. (HONS) in Financial Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and is a CFA charter holder.