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Shawn Lytle

Global Head of Public Investments, Macquarie Asset Management
Head of Americas, Macquarie Group
President of Delaware Funds® by Macquarie

Masterclass 7: Private Investments for Advisors: Trends and Outlooks

In this lively discussion, panelists share their views on the private market space, including trends they’ve been following and what they expect to see in the new year. With a holistic view across asset classes, this discussion highlights the importance of a diversified allocation and how new investment structures make it possible for a broader range of clients to access private markets.


Shawn K. Lytle is global head of Macquarie Asset Management’s Public Investments business. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of Macquarie Asset Management’s Equities, Fixed Income, and Multi Asset businesses, which includes oversight of the firm’s multi-boutique investment teams of more than 900 employees globally and $US268 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2020. Prior to taking on this role in January 2019, he was deputy global head of the Public Investments division, responsible for leading the Americas business. Shawn also serves as president of Delaware Funds® by Macquarie. In addition, he is head of Americas for Macquarie Group, a position he has held since December 2017. In this role, he chairs the region’s Management Committee and represents the Americas region on Macquarie Group’s Management Committee. He also serves on the Macquarie Asset Management Public Investments’ Executive Committee. Prior to joining Macquarie in June 2015 as president of Delaware Investments, he held several management roles at UBS Asset Management where he worked for 13 years. He was regional head of the Americas for five years, based in Chicago and New York. Before that, Shawn worked in London in various investment roles within UBS Asset Management’s equity group, including deputy global head of equities. Before joining UBS in 2002 as a global equities portfolio manager, he worked for JPMorgan Asset Management for 10 years in a variety of roles in London and New York, including global equities client portfolio manager and US mutual fund sales. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Shawn is a member of the board of governors for the Investment Company Institute (ICI). He is the former chairman of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), and he previously served on the board of directors for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for five years.