Sharif Atta, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager for the SQM Frontier Middle East Fund
Sharif is a co-founder of SQM and serves as the Portfolio Manager for the SQM Middle East Fund. He has more than 15 years’ experience in frontier and emerging markets. Sharif most recently served as a Senior Analyst at Soros Fund Management LLC (SFM) where he covered Africa, the Middle East and several other emerging markets. Prior to SFM, Sharif was an Analyst following frontier Africa and the Middle East at Emerging Markets Management L.L.C. and also served as an Investment Analyst with EFG-Hermes in Cairo, Egypt. Sharif has a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Donald Savage, CPA
Partner, Chief Compliance Office and Treasurer
Don is a co-founder of SQM and has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, and business administration including 21 years as the key financial officer of operating entities (11 of which were for 3 hedge funds) and six years in public accounting. Don spent 11 years as a co-founder of two, and CFO of three Hedge Fund companies: Ninth Wave Capital, Sivik Global Healthcare and K Capital. Two of these firms grew assets to more than $1 billion. At SQM, he is responsible for structuring and running all the back-office, administrative, financial and tax functions for the firm, its funds and any other related companies or partnerships. Don has a B.S. from Babson College with majors in finance and economics as well as an MS in Accountancy from Bentley College.