“The level of self belief required to take the plunge in to a new business venture is awesome. No matter the outcome, generally people grow stronger from the experience. Overnight success stories generally take 10yrs to create!”-Daniel Weston
Finding one’s way in business and life is never easy, however this Australian has done so from an early age and proved that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it. FirstStep.me spoke to him about his career in trading and his life ambitions.
You work as an investor and a trader? Yes, Daniel Weston very fortunate that I get to do what I love! I have three aspects of my career as an investor and trader. I manage my own small global macro hedge fund portfolio. I invest with a unique strategy I have developed called the “Aimed investment cycle”. This process helps me stay disciplined in assessing the global economic environment and helps me decide what countries to invest in through equities, bonds, or commodities.
At Schroeder Equities in Munich, I’m the assistant adviser to an Australian focused equity fund which is based in Europe, called the Nestor Australien Fond. Also, I’m an investor in commodity and technology companies around the world that are at various stages, from start-up to producers. From gold mining, to data analysis. (FirstStep.me say’s: Nice One!)
Where did you kick-start your career and how did you progress to get to where you are now? Fortunately it was through turning hobbies in to businesses. Gratefully, my Father introduced me to the Australian stock market when I was 15 and that’s when I first started trading mining company stocks with around $500 he gave me to invest. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was a great learning experience. I developed a passion for the markets and was curious as to what would make them move up or down.
Further thanks to my Grandfather and Uncle, ever since I was very young I was always fascinated by computers, and at eighteen I started an IT consulting business which turned out to be a great success, which I sold when I was 23. I had fantastic clients which were mainly schools, part time technical staff, and I personally undertook management of operations, accounting, supply chain, marketing, sales, and service.