Johnny Sharland

Associate Adviser

BCom (Hons)


  • BCom from University of Canterbury majoring in Economics and Finance
  • First-class honours in Economics


Johnny spent several years working in the fast-paced field of execution trading in London before returning home to take up his role at Cambridge Partners.

Meet Johnny Sharland

What’s your professional experience?

I joined the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as a graduate straight out of University. There I worked in a variety of roles within the financial markets department. This gave me a broad understanding of the New Zealand economy and markets. After 4 years I went to London where I worked for Manulife Investment Management as an execution trader. This was a fast-paced role where I was directly involved in trading FX, bonds, shares and derivatives. I also spent 4 years there before deciding to return to NZ.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

After a few years focusing mainly on short-term trading, I wanted to transition into a role that was more about the long term. Building long-term relationships to help clients achieve their goals is now what I’m working towards, and I expect this to be hugely rewarding.

What qualities make you well suited to this position?

In my time in markets I’ve learned the importance of having a strategy, being patient and letting time work to your advantage. These are key parts of the investment process here at Cambridge Partners.

What do you love most about being part of Cambridge Partners?

There are a variety of skill sets and backgrounds to draw on here, and the work environment is very collaborative. I'm also really enjoying being part of a team of motivated people who are always looking to develop.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work hours?

I am a big sports fan and used to be involved in many sports in my younger days. I still play golf when I can but spending time with my family is of more importance these days, as I have a very active young daughter.

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