RIchard dias

Founder & Head of Research

Founder and Head of Research for Acorn Macro Consulting Ltd., Richard is driven to provide quality research to investors drawing upon years of experience in financial services in both buy-side and sell-side firms. Having started his career at BCA Research in Montreal (CA) and London (UK), then as the Global Macro Strategist for Talisman Global Asset Management (UK), and most recently as a Global Strategist for Pictet Asset Management in London (UK), Richard can be relied upon to provide clear actionable insights for asset allocation and portfolio construction. His commitment to integrity, originality and clarity of thought is at the core of Acorn’s values. Richard is a CFA® charterholder and a BComm in Finance & Economics from McGill University (Montreal CA).

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An entrepreneurial sales executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, Sandra hails from a career in driving sales, both for start-up and established companies, ranging from Architecture & Design, Consumer Packaged Goods and most recently Pharmaceuticals & Manufacturing. Recognized for building and fostering long-standing relationships, her commitment to client satisfaction sits at the core of Acorn’s values and success. Sandra holds a BA in Political Science from Concordia University (Montreal, CA), an MBA from York University – Schulich School of Business (Toronto, CA), and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management (Chicago, US).



As our intern, Nathan joins Acorn with an extensive background in Finance, Economics and Entrepreneurship. Having started his career in sales, Nathan’s value to the Acorn team is evidenced by his ability to create and foster client relationships while providing clients with in-depth research on the economy & financial markets. Nathan holds both a BBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, CA)

Bruno Magni

Design Manager

Graphic designer with 10+ years of experience in digital design, Bruno’s creativity and internet acuity are at the core of Acorn’s communications and digital offerings. Working closely with the research team, Bruno is key in bringing Acorn’s strategic thinking to life through drawings and layout. Bruno holds a Degree in International Business from Universidad Anahuac (Mexico City, MX).