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Wesley Johnston, CFA

Sr. Portfolio Manager
Research Analyst

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2016 - 2020)
Arlington, VA | Portfolio Manager, Sr. Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2009 - 2015)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2006 - 2008)
Arlington, VA | Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2004 - 2006)
Arlington, VA | Research Associate


University of Pennsylvania (2002)
BS | Economics

Investment Strategy
Navigating New Inflation Frontiers
We believe businesses that can set prices, enable automation, and provide cost-cutting solutions are best positioned to weather today’s inflationary environment.
Investment Strategy
Selectivity Matters in Periods of Market Turmoil
During times of financial stress and deteriorating corporate profitability, long-term investors may find opportunities in differentiating between fundamentally strong and fundamentally weak businesses.
Investment Strategy
Investing Through a Difficult Year
After a difficult year for markets in 2022, Sands Capital’s portfolio managers are confident that investors will be able to benefit from long-term trends like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and gene sequencing.

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