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4th Annual African Cup of Investment Management Conference - August 29-30, 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
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Riyadh Bhyat
Credit Fund Manager
<b>ASHBURTON INVESTMENTS</b>   Riyadh Bhyat
  Credit Fund Manager
  ASHBURTON INVESTMENTS

  Riyadh is a member of the Strategy and Product Development team at Ashburton Investments focussing on Credit Funds and involved in Ashburton's Private Equity business. Riyadh Joined Ashburton in 2013 and is currently driving the development of Co-Investment funds across sectors. Riyadh began his career at Rand Merchant Bank, serving ... [ Read More ]
  

St John Bungey
Chief Investment Officer
<b>BLUE INK INVESTMENTS</b>   St John Bungey
  Chief Investment Officer
  BLUE INK INVESTMENTS

  St John joins Blue Ink from Praesidium Capital where he has been a partner and portfolio manager. He brings with him over 19 years of financial market experience, 9 of which have been in the hedge fund industry. St John started his career in 1992 in the South African debt ... [ Read More ]
  

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser
Head of the Alexander Forbes Research Institute
<b>ALEXANDER FORBES</b>   Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser
  Head of the Alexander Forbes Research Institute
  ALEXANDER FORBES

  M.A., Development Anthroplogy M. Ed, Columbia University

Anne has been an asset manager for 30 years, managing pension fund assets in North America, Japan, the UK, Europe and South Africa, with her primary focus being risk management, asset allocation and quantitative modelling.

In 1980 she co-founded a long/short hedge fund ... [ Read More ]
  

Bruce Cameron
Editor
<b>PERSONAL FINANCE</b>   Bruce Cameron
  Editor
  PERSONAL FINANCE

  Bruce Cameron has been a journalist for more than 40 years working on many of the leading titles in South Africa. He is the founding Editor of Personal Finance, the newspaper supplement which read by 800 000 people every Saturday as part of the Saturday Star and Pretoria News Weekend ... [ Read More ]
  

Andrew Canter
Chief Investment Officer
<b>FUTUREGROWTH ASSET MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD</b>   Andrew Canter
  Chief Investment Officer
  FUTUREGROWTH ASSET MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD

  Andrew Canter has been with Futuregrowth Asset Management, the fixed interest boutique of OMIGSA, since 1998. He is a director and Chief Investment Officer of Futuregrowth, and is Chairman of the Credit Committee and Investment Committee.Andrew studied at Bryant University in the United States as well as Richmond College in ... [ Read More ]
  

Stewart Cazier
Managing Director, Distribution
<b>HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS</b>   Stewart Cazier
  Managing Director, Distribution
  HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

  Career:2009 Henderson Group InvestorsManaging Director, Distribution2006 New StarManaging Director, Business Development2001 New StarManaging Director, Operations1996 Norwich Union Investment FundsChief Operating Officer1992 NatWest1988 Eagle StarEducation: BA (Hons) European Business StudiesDiplome Superieur de la Chambre de Commerce de Paris du Francais Commerciale ProfessionalFellow ACCAStewart joined Henderson in 2009 following the acquisition of ... [ Read More ]
  

Christopher Clarke
Founding Partner and Director
<b>INSPIRED EVOLUTION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD</b>   Christopher Clarke
  Founding Partner and Director
  INSPIRED EVOLUTION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD

  Christopher is a founding partner, executive director and shareholder of Inspired Evolution - Africas first dedicated clean energy and resource efficiency investment advisory business with US$100m under management and positioned to take first mover advantage in clean energy and environmental technology-based investments across southern Africa. Christopher has more than 20 ... [ Read More ]
  

Thalma Corbett
Head of Research
<b>NKC INDEPENDENT ECONOMISTS</b>   Thalma Corbett
  Head of Research
  NKC INDEPENDENT ECONOMISTS

  Thalma's highest qualifications include a Masters Degree in Chemistry and a Masters Degree in Business Management and Administration (MBA) from Stellenbosch University. Thalma obtained both her Honours and Masters Degrees in Business Management and Administration cum laude and has published seven articles in internationally accredited and leading journals, in both ... [ Read More ]
  

Andrew Davison
Head of Institutional Asset Consulting
<b>ACSIS</b>   Andrew Davison
  Head of Institutional Asset Consulting
  ACSIS

  Andrew is on the executive committee and overseas acsis’ institutional business. This department provides investment advice to trustees and other fiduciaries, assisting them in the development, implementation and monitoring of sound investment strategies. Andrew has a background in investment product development with mCubed, Scottish Life and Investec Asset Management. Andrew ... [ Read More ]
  

Carla De Waal
Head of Alternative Investment Solutions
<b>NOVARE INVESTMENTS</b>   Carla De Waal
  Head of Alternative Investment Solutions
  NOVARE INVESTMENTS

  Carla has been part of the Novare Funds of Hedge Funds team since its inception in April 2003. Having previously held the positions of risk manager and portfolio manager at Novare Investments, Carla was subsequently appointed to manage the funds of hedge funds division as head of alternative investment solutions. ... [ Read More ]
  

Xolisa Dhlamini
South Africa Network Manager
<b>UNITED NATIONS-SUPPORTED PRI</b>   Xolisa Dhlamini
  South Africa Network Manager
  UNITED NATIONS-SUPPORTED PRI

  Xolisa has been the SA Network Manager at the PRI Association since April 2013. He is responsible for co-ordinating and managing the activities of the South African network of signatories. He is also tasked with raising awareness about PRI and responsible investment amongst institutional investors in South Africa as well ... [ Read More ]
  

Jon Duncan
Head of Sustainability Research and Engagement
<b>OLD MUTUAL INVESTMENT GROUP, SA</b>   Jon Duncan
  Head of Sustainability Research and Engagement
  OLD MUTUAL INVESTMENT GROUP, SA

  CURRENT RESPONSIBILITY: Jon joined the boutique on 1 February 2011, and some of his responsibilities, include: - Developing a capability to incorporate ESG factors into company analysis and valuation, as well as input into boutiques portfolio positioning. - Driving and representing OMIGSA in industry discussions on SRI (Socially Responsible Investing)/ESG ... [ Read More ]
  

Victor Faria
Executive Director
<b>INDEPENDENT ACTUARIES AND CONSULTANTS</b>   Victor Faria
  Executive Director
  INDEPENDENT ACTUARIES AND CONSULTANTS

  With his deep understanding of the core drivers of the investment industry, Victor initiated and continues to grow the investment advisory services that IAC offers to its clients.He gained his actuarial experience at the leading firm, Metropolitan Life in 1994, before he joined IAC in 2002. Victor is an accomplished ... [ Read More ]
  

Maya Fisher-French
Financial Services Writer
<b>CITY PRESS</b>   Maya Fisher-French
  Financial Services Writer
  CITY PRESS

  Financial Services Writer
Editor of money section in City Press
City Press is a national Sunday newspaper ... [ Read More ]
  

Kevin French
Business Executive
<b>OLD MUTUAL PRIVATE EQUITY</b>   Kevin French
  Business Executive
  OLD MUTUAL PRIVATE EQUITY

  CURRENT RESPONSIBILITY: Kevin is responsible for client reporting and business development.PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Prior to joining the Private Equity team, Kevin headed up the Asset Manager research team at Sym|mETRY Multi-manager (2000 2008) responsible for asset manager evaluations and selection on their R38bn portfolio.Before joining Sym|mETRY Kevin was the Senior Fund ... [ Read More ]
  

Evan Gilbert
Head of Asset Consulting
<b>MITONOPTIMAL SOUTH AFRICA</b>   Evan Gilbert
  Head of Asset Consulting
  MITONOPTIMAL SOUTH AFRICA

  Professor Evan Gilbert is Head of Institutional Asset Consulting for MitonOptimal Multi Asset Management. He holds a visiting professorship position at the Economics Department of the University of Stellenbosch. In addition to his doctorate from the University of Cambridge, he also holds a BComm in Accounting, Economics and Law from ... [ Read More ]
  

David Gluckman
Head: Future Positioning & Research
<b>SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT</b>   David Gluckman
  Head: Future Positioning & Research
  SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

  David Gluckman qualified as an actuary in 1991. He is a former employee benefits consultant (15 years), former head of Sanlam's umbrella fund business (5 years), and currently an executive within Sanlam Employee Benefits responsible for policy development. He has authored a number of papers on social security and retirement ... [ Read More ]
  

Chris Hamman
Head of Fixed Interest Investments
<b>SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT</b>   Chris Hamman
  Head of Fixed Interest Investments
  SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

  Chris was appointed as a Fixed Interest portfolio manager at SIM in 2003 and became the Head of Fixed Interest Investments in 2010. In this role he manages both institutional and retail portfolios with a market value of more than R105bn. While the team specializes in the South African fixed ... [ Read More ]
  

Janet Hugo
Certified Financial Planner
<b>HUGO CAPITAL</b>   Janet Hugo
  Certified Financial Planner
  HUGO CAPITAL

  Janet is interested in investment strategy and the process of objective selection and allocation methods on behalf of her clients. She started her career in the investment industry in 1999 and has been in practice as a Certified Financial Planner since 2005.  Janet has respected Higher Diplomas in Investment Management and ... [ Read More ]
  

Arthur Kamp
Economist
<b>SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT</b>   Arthur Kamp
  Economist
  SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

  Arthur Kamp has been an investment economist at Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) since 2005. Prior to SIM, Kamp worked as an economics consultant at Eskom and a stock broker at Simpson McKie which was later purchased by the global investment bank, HSBC.

In his role at SIM, Kamp is also ... [ Read More ]
  

Edward Kieswetter
Group Chief Executive
<b>ALEXANDER FORBES LIMITED</b>   Edward Kieswetter
  Group Chief Executive
  ALEXANDER FORBES LIMITED

  Edward Kieswetter is the Group Chief Executive of Alexander Forbes Equity Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a Global Financial Services company with its head quarters in Sandton, South Africa. He was previously the Deputy Commissioner at SARS (South African Revenue Service) and a member of the South African National Treasury Tax Revenue ... [ Read More ]
  

David Knee
Head of Fixed Income and TAA
<b>PRUDENTIAL</b>   David Knee
  Head of Fixed Income and TAA
  PRUDENTIAL

  David is Head of Fixed Income at Prudential. He joined the Prudential Group as part of the Fixed Income Team based in London in 1997 and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Alongside his role as Head of Fixed Income, David is also a member ... [ Read More ]
  

Willem Le Roux
Investment Consultant and Actuary
<b>SIMEKA CONSULTANTS & ACTUARIES</b>   Willem Le Roux
  Investment Consultant and Actuary
  SIMEKA CONSULTANTS & ACTUARIES

  Willem has been an Asset Consultant at Simeka Consultants & Actuaries for just over four years. He also practices as an Actuary in the actuarial team. He is based in Cape Town.Willem obtained a B. Comm Honours degree specialising in Actuarial Science from the University of Stellenbosch in 2006. He ... [ Read More ]
  

David McCarthy
Retirement Policy Specialist: Tax and Financial Sector Policy
<b>NATIONAL TREASURY</b>   David McCarthy
  Retirement Policy Specialist: Tax and Financial Sector Policy
  NATIONAL TREASURY

  Education:
2002 Ph.D. in Insurance and Risk Management with second major in Finance, Wharton
School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Committee: Olivia S. Mitchell, Neil Doherty, Alex Muermann, Andrew Metrick
(Finance), Nick Souleles (Finance)
Dissertation Title: Economic Security in International Retirement Systems.
1997-98 PhD Program in Economics, State University of ... [ Read More ]
  

Patrice Motsepe
Founder and Executive Chairman
<b>AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS (ARM)</b>   Patrice Motsepe
  Founder and Executive Chairman
  AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS (ARM)

  Patrice Motsepe is the Founder and Executive Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM). Patrice was a partner in one of the largest law firms in South Africa, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. He was a visiting attorney in the USA with the law firm, McGuire Woods Battle and Boothe (Richmond, Virginia). In ... [ Read More ]
  

David Murrin
CEO and Chairman/Author
<b>EMERGENT ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD/'BREAKING THE CODE OF HISTORY'</b>   David Murrin
  CEO and Chairman/Author
  EMERGENT ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD/'BREAKING THE CODE OF HISTORY'

  David has a 2:1 Honours degree in Geophysics from Exeter University. He started his career in the oil exploration business in the jungles of Papua New Guinea where he worked for almost three years as a seismologist.Since then he has spent the past 25 years in the world of financial ... [ Read More ]
  

Vladimir Nedeljkovic
Principal, Head of Investments
<b>CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING, ABSA</b>   Vladimir Nedeljkovic
  Principal, Head of Investments
  CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING, ABSA

  Dr Nedeljkovic is Principal and Head of Investments at Absas Corporate and Investment Banking division. His business area originates exchange traded products (ETFs and ETNs) and is the largest ETF originator in the South African market and in Africa. Additional offerings include index-based investor products for institutional and retail clients. ... [ Read More ]
  

Belaina Negash
Research Analyst
<b>GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND (GEPF)</b>   Belaina Negash
  Research Analyst
  GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND (GEPF)

  Belaina joined GEPF on 1 May 2012 and is responsible for supporting the GEPF’s ESG strategy for responsible investment and active ownership.

This includes:
Engaging listed companies on ESG issues;
Proxy voting on listed equities;
Supporting ESG manager and Investment & Actuarial department on research and projects which the Fund is involved ... [ Read More ]
  

Rory Ord
Head of Fundamentals
<b>RISCURA FUNDAMENTALS</b>   Rory Ord
  Head of Fundamentals
  RISCURA FUNDAMENTALS

  Rory heads RisCura Fundamentals, a leading provider of independent valuation, risk and performance analysis services to investors in unlisted instruments in Africa. RisCura Fundamentals values over 150 companies per annum held by private equity funds, infrastructure investors and investment groups. He publishes the quarterly SAVCA RisCura Southern Africa Private Equity ... [ Read More ]
  

Shantha Padayachee
Independent Legal Consultant
<b>RETIREMENT FUNDS AND ESOPS LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES</b>   Shantha Padayachee
  Independent Legal Consultant
  RETIREMENT FUNDS AND ESOPS LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES

  Shantha Padayachee was serving as the President and Chairperson of the Institute of Retirement Funds from 2008 until 2011, and then as a Director until 2013. This was a non-executive and non-remunerative position and complemented her current fulltime occupation as a Curator and Legal Consultant on retirement benefits and employee ... [ Read More ]
  

Shirley Passanah
Certified Financial Planner
<b>SPECTRUM FINANCIAL CONSULTING</b>   Shirley Passanah CFP®
  Certified Financial Planner
  SPECTRUM FINANCIAL CONSULTING

  Shirley Passanah is a Certified Financial Planner through Spectrum Financial Consulting of Liberty Life, she has been in the industry since 1998. Shirley’s passion is to educate clients on the importance and need for their financial independence. She does workshops and writes articles through Spice 4 Life and ... [ Read More ]
  

Given Phaladi
Chief Executive Officer
<b>PHALADI ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS</b>   Given Phaladi
  Chief Executive Officer
  PHALADI ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

  Given started Phaladi Alternative Investments (PAI) in 2011, the first specialist alternative investments consultant in the region, and oversees all company activities. He recently served as the CIO of Mvunonala Investment Consultants which he pioneered since its inception. Prior to this, he was the CIO at 27four Investment Managers, where ... [ Read More ]
  

Andrew Philbrick
CEO
<b>MCGREGOR BFA</b>   Andrew Philbrick
  CEO
  MCGREGOR BFA

  Andrew joined McGregor BFA in 2012 after a successful career at a global supplier of asset management analytics software and data. His experience spans roles in solutions development, client services and executive management across Europe, North America and South Africa. Under Andrews leadership McGregor BFA has refocused its strategy towards ... [ Read More ]
  

Diane Radley
CEO
<b>OLD MUTUAL INVESTMENT GROUP</b>   Diane Radley
  CEO
  OLD MUTUAL INVESTMENT GROUP

  CURRENT RESPONSIBILITY: Diane is responsible for the strategic management of the investment businesses in South Africa. This encompasses all the investment boutiques, investment research, operational infrastructure, marketing and distribution as well as the unit trust company.She is also a member of the Executive Committee Old Mutual South Africa and Emerging ... [ Read More ]
  

James Rickards
Author
<b>'CURRENCY WARS: THE MAKING OF THE NEXT GLOBAL CRISIS'</b>   James Rickards
  Author
  'CURRENCY WARS: THE MAKING OF THE NEXT GLOBAL CRISIS'

  James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and a Partner in Tangent Capital Partners, a merchant bank based in New York. He is a counselor and investment advisor and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management and ... [ Read More ]
  

Mabatho Seeiso
Managing Director
<b>THE BRIDGE</b>   Mabatho Seeiso
  Managing Director
  THE BRIDGE

  Qualifications: Honours (Economics and Marketing) University of Wales, Aberystwyth College, honours (Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management) University of Cape Town and an MBA from Hull University.

Mabatho has extensive and diverse work experience. In her 21 years work experience, she has worked in marketing and strategy, asset management, management consulting and ... [ Read More ]
  

Glenn Silverman
Chief Investment Officer
<b>INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS</b>   Glenn Silverman
  Chief Investment Officer
  INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

  Glenn Silverman joined Investment Solutions as chief investment officer in May 1999 and has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He manages an investment team of some 26 individuals, covering all major local and global asset classes.Glenn sits on a number of committees within the company, including ... [ Read More ]
  

Graham Sinclair
Principal at SinCo [Sustainable Investment Consulting] and Co-Founder, AfricaSIF.org [Africa Sustainable Investment Forum]
<b>SINCO</b>   Graham Sinclair
  Principal at SinCo [Sustainable Investment Consulting] and Co-Founder, AfricaSIF.org [Africa Sustainable Investment Forum]
  SINCO

  <p>Graham is a sustainable investment strategist at SinCo - sustainable investment consulting. At SinCo he leads engagements to design and develop the sustainable investment case for clients managing billion dollar investments or global investor initiatives. As ESG architect he integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment strategies, processes ... [ Read More ]
  

Sean Smith
ALM and LDI Services
<b>RISCURA</b>   Sean Smith
  ALM and LDI Services
  RISCURA

  Sean focuses on investment risk and strategy solutions for institutional funds such as pension schemes, insurers and asset managers. This requires gaining a solid understanding of the institution’s balance sheet and the use of asset liability models.

He joined RisCura in 2008 and also serves as a member-elected trustee on ... [ Read More ]
  

Gareth Stobie
Head of Capital Markets
<b>GRINDROD BANK LIMITED</b>   Gareth Stobie
  Head of Capital Markets
  GRINDROD BANK LIMITED

  Gareth joined Grindrod Bank in 2003 and currently heads up the Capital Markets Division of the Bank which houses its ETF range GTRAX. Gareth has broad experience across Structured Finance, Investment Management and Banking disciplines.Grindrod Bank has a growing prescience in the ETP market, in 2013 it acquired PROPtrax from ... [ Read More ]
  

Erika Van der Merwe
CEO
<b>SAVCA</b>   Erika Van der Merwe
  CEO
  SAVCA

  Erika van der Merwe is CEO of the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), a non-profit member organisation whose objective is to promote venture capital and private equity in South Africa. It has around 100 members, who collectively account for about R130bn in assets under management.Erika holds ... [ Read More ]
  

Henry Van Deventer
Head of Financial Planning
<b>ACSIS LIMITED</b>   Henry Van Deventer
  Head of Financial Planning
  ACSIS LIMITED

  Henry van Deventer is the Head of Business Development for Acsis. For the last decade Henrys focus has been on advising high net worth clients and building advice processes that would allow people to understand and define how they may use their money in the most rewarding way. Henry obtained ... [ Read More ]
  

Johan van Zyl
CEO
<b>SANLAM</b>   Johan van Zyl
  CEO
  SANLAM

  Johan van Zyl has been the Group CEO of Sanlam since April 2003. He also is a director of Santam and a number of other Sanlam related companies. He is on the Council of the University of Pretoria and chairs the board of Vumelana Advisory Fund, a public-benefit not for ... [ Read More ]
  

Barbara Vintcent
Director
<b>BLACKROCK</b>   Barbara Vintcent
  Director
  BLACKROCK

  Barbara Vintcent, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Global Client Group. She is the country manager for South Africa where she is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investors.Ms. Vintcent's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) which merged ... [ Read More ]
  

Yusuf Wadee
Head of Exchange Traded Products
<b>RAND MERCHANT BANK</b>   Yusuf Wadee
  Head of Exchange Traded Products
  RAND MERCHANT BANK

  Yusuf is currently the head of Bips, the Exchange Traded Products division at Rand Merchant Bank. The division conducts the asset management, market-making and distribution of the Bips range of ETFs.

He previously traded the ETF market making book for the bank. Yusuf stems from a quantitative analysis background where ... [ Read More ]
  


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