David J Mitchell

Founding Partner

David’s career in investment trading & banking started in 1986, working for some of the world’s most renowned banks. His professional roles encompassed Money Market and FX Trading, Chief Dealer and Head of Proprietary Risk Management. David left investment banking in 2006 to open a private family trust and invested his own capital alongside several of his close clients to return over 110% FUM (funds under management) during the turbulent Global Financial Crisis period. In early 2014, David returned to Singapore to set up Indigo Precious Metals Group within the investment physical bullion sector. The company has grown quickly on the back of bespoke precious metals portfolio advice to clients.

David originally developed the basis for the Auctus Metal Portfolios Provectus Models 1 & 2 by recognizing pricing anomalies in the precious metals markets and understanding that  an active re-balancing of a physical metals portfolio would consistently generate outsized returns. These anomalies included long-term cycles, pricing ratios, macroeconomic conditions, supply demand analysis along with numerous other variables. David has published numerous and regular market analysis covering the state of the macroeconomic landscape, FX markets and in-depth overviews of the physical precious metal markets and precisely where to garner the biggest returns from a particular focus on timeframes and cycles.

David was also the Director of Baird & Co. Asia, the UK’s largest gold refinery, responsible for managing their wholesale operations in Asia from 2017 – 2020.

Scott MacRae (B. Econ, Llb)

Founding Partner and Chairman

Scott has three decades of experience in financial management, commodities and logistics. After specializing in International Tax and Trade, Scott left Ernst and Young in Australia to head up a large agricultural business based in Australia and China. As the Managing Director, Scott was involved in the relocation of its production facilities to China and rebuilding its international marketing strategies. Scott specialized in developing long term supply relationships with multinational food corporations and was involved in the full supply chain development from production in Australia and China to supplying global markets in the USA, Japan, Europe and Middle East.

After a short period as an Executive Director and partner at PacBridge Partners in Hong Kong, Scott was seconded to a client primarily located in Singapore, working as the CFO of a large Agricultural and mining group. Scott focused on relocating the headquarters of the company to Singapore, setting up the trading desk, and integrating multiple commodity businesses under this platform.

Scott is now based in the UK and owns several Vaulting and Bullion businesses worldwide. Scott oversees the business and commercial development of Auctus Metal Portfolios and the development of the long-term strategies for the future of the business.

Matthew Colahan (BEng Hons – Mech)

Founding Partner and Chief Information Officer

Matt has three decades of experience in data analytics, commodities and logistics. Having held senior management positions across a broad range of commodity businesses throughout Australia and South-East Asia, Matt has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience developing and implementing Business Intelligence systems. This extensive range of systems development experience has culminated in him putting together the sophisticated proprietary algorithms that generate our exceptional returns.

Matt is now based in Australia, and will oversee the further development and evolution of our BI systems and utilise these tools to provide valuable trading information to our partners and clients.

Justin Khoo (BSc Business)

Director and Head of Operations & Logistics

Justin started his career with Malca-Amit, and was quickly promoted to Vault Manager of their Singapore operations. He was then appointed to help expand the wholesale operations of the Baird & Co. London gold refinery and sales operations covering the Asia region as a manager.

As the Head of Operations and Logistics, Justin brings enormous expertise to Auctus Metal Portfolios in helping to support, diversify and grow the client’s individual portfolios as well as the growth of the business and customer relations.

Robbie Hoyes-Cock (BLaw Hons - Llb)

Director of Sales - Asia Pacific

Robbie has built up a number of companies in Singapore combining both digital media and large-scale international events and festivals and has an eclectic background combining an education in law and an initial career as a management associate for Citibank Singapore (Asia Pacific Consumer Bank, Regional Treasury).

Robbie’s affable approach to sales and primary focus on high net worth individuals, institutional investors and family offices is helping to rapidly ensure Auctus Metal Portfolios’ growth in Assets Under Management (AUM) across a worldwide client base.

Sarah Hogwood

Director or Sales - Australia

Sarah has more than three decades of experience with precious commodities and has been nurturing and supporting relationships with clients of Gold Bullion Australia for the past 15 years and more recently with Auctus Metal Portfolios.

Sarah’s vast experience and intricate understanding of the business extend to her in-depth knowledge on the best vaulting and logistics solutions for each client. Sarah is very well known for her extraordinarily dedicated customer experience and onboarding new clients in particular, both in Australia and from those overseas.

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