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    We're focused on investment excellence.

    Our staff of over 180 professionals is firmly aligned behind our focus on achieving consistent investment excellence. Many of our people have stayed with us for many years, testament to our strong culture of ownership and responsibility. We also benefit from a flat management structure and our team approach allows our investment professionals to focus on what they do best - managing clients' savings.

    A Team Approach

    Our team and decision-making process are structured so that all of our buy and sell decisions are taken collectively. They are dedicated to achieving steady outperformance over time, and are backed by sophisticated analytical systems, data and the global expertise and advanced technology of our parent, M&G plc.

    With over 400 years' cumulative experience, the entire team, including analysts and fund managers, actively debates each idea to buy, sell or hold assets before being put to a vote. This is a fundamental part of our risk management process.

    Graham Mason

    Chairman

    B.Bus.Sc (Hons) Actuarial Science (University of Cape Town); B.A (Hons) Economics (University of Cape Town).

    Graham has been the Non-Executive Chairman of M&G Investments Southern Africa since January 2010, after having been CEO since its establishment in 1994. He has 25 years of asset management experience. Prior to founding M&G Investments Southern Africa, Graham worked for Prudential Portfolio Managers in London on both the Japanese desk and in the Global Policy Unit. He also worked for Prudential Corporation Asia as the Head of Fund Management based in Hong Kong.

    Graham chairs the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board and is an attendee of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

    Chris Sickle

    Chief Executive Officer

    B.Com Accounting (University of the Western Cape); B.Acc.Sc (Hons) (University of South Africa); Chartered Accountant (SA)

    Chris joined M&G Investments in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and took over from Bernard Fick as Chief Executive Officer in October 2021. He is primarily responsible for all aspects of M&G Investments Southern Africa's operations, including Namibia.

    Chris is a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board, MandG Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd. Board, MandG Investments Life South Africa (RF) Ltd. Board and MandG Investments Unit Trusts South Africa (RF) Ltd. Board. He is also a permanent attendee of the Board Audit Risk & Compliance Subcommittee as well as a member of the Social Ethics and Transformation Subcommittee and the Remuneration Subcommittee.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Chris worked for Ernst & Young (EY) as the Regional Managing Partner in the Western Cape and was a member of the EY Africa Executive Board. Chris has over 22 years’ asset management experience, having worked closely with a number of the country’s leading asset managers in an audit and advisory capacity.

    In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and practising woodwork.

    Bruce Grater

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    B.Bus.Sc (Hons) (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (SA and England) (CFA Institute); member of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants and qualified for the Public Accountants and Auditors Board.

    Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in South Africa and abroad. He is CEO and Portfolio Manager at Arkmore, a global investment advisory and asset managing consulting business he founded in 2003. Prior to this he worked for several years as a senior portfolio manager and investment analyst at Old Mutual Asset Managers, as well as an audit manager at Deloitte.  

    Bruce is a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board, the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the MandG Investments Life South Africa (RF) Ltd. Board.

    David Knee

    Chief Investment Officer

    B.Sc Economics (London School of Economics, UK); M.Sc Economics (Birkbeck College, UK); Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

    David joined M&G Investments in South Africa as Head of Fixed Income in December 2008 and became Chief Investment Officer in July 2016.

    Alongside his CIO role, he is joint Portfolio Manager of several M&G funds as well as a member of M&G’s Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for actively determining asset weightings across our multi-asset funds. David is also a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board as well as a member of the M&G Executive Committee.

    David joined the M&G Group in London as part of the Fixed Income Team in 1997 and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Prior to working at M&G, he managed fixed income portfolios for another London-based asset manager, and in the early 1990s he was employed as a Fixed Income Economist for an investment bank.

    Dr Sibs Moodley-Moore

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    B.A Honours (Simon Fraser University, Canada); M.A (Carleton University, Canada); PhD (University of Washington, USA); 1st year MBA (University of Connecticut, USA).

    Subithra, or Sibs as she is affectionately known, joined the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board as a Non-executive Director in October 2013. She is Chair of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee, and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. She is currently a lecturer on South African politics and the on-site Director and Associate Professor of Global Studies for Trinity College, Hartford, USA, for their study abroad programme, at the University of Cape Town.

    Prior to this, Sibs was an Executive Director at an asset management company in Cape Town for seven years, where she was responsible for recruitment, black empowerment and transformation, corporate social investment and mentorship programmes. She was also a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch from 1993-1999, and a Review Editor of Politikon, the South African Journal of Politics, from 1994-1997.

    Linda Yanta

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    B Accountancy (University of Natal); Chartered Accountant (SA); Management Development Programme (Graduate Utility Institute, Stanford University, USA); Certified Internal Auditor; Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants.

    Linda is currently a Director in the Corporate Governance Services unit at SNG, and prior to joining in 2012 held management roles at Eskom: 10 years as General Manager - Assurance & Forensic, and six years as General Manager - Transmission Finance. He has also worked in financial management at Transnet and National Sorghum Brewery. 

    Linda is a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board and chairs the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

    Pieter Hugo

    Chief Client and Distribution Officer

    B.Com Mathematics (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) ; Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa; General Management Program (Harvard Business School, USA).

    Pieter joined M&G Investments in May 2015 as Managing Director of M&G Investments Unit Trusts and Head of Retail Business, and in November 2019 he was appointed as Chief Client and Distribution Officer.

    In addition to being a member of the Executive Committee, Pieter is also a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board and the MandG Investments Unit Trusts South Africa (RF) Limited Board.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Pieter was employed by Old Mutual since 1998 and served in a variety of roles spanning actuarial work, employee benefits, product development, and more recently senior management. In 2008 he became Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, and was the Deputy CEO of Old Mutual Wealth from 2011.

    Sello Moloko

    Non-Executive Director

    B.Sc Honours in Mathematics (University of Leicester); Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Leicester); Advanced Management Programme (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

    Sello is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Thesele Group, M&G Investments’ black empowerment partner. Having worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years, he has a wealth of experience, particularly in the investment management and employee benefits sectors. Sello’s previous positions include CEO of Old Mutual Asset Managers, deputy CEO of Capital Alliance Asset Managers and National President of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals.

    Sello joined the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board of Directors as a non-executive director in March 2018, and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and an attendee of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

    Thabo Leeuw

    Non-Executive Director

    B.Com (Unizulu); BCompt (Hons) (Unisa); Management Advanced Programme (Wits Business School).

    Thabo is an independent non-executive director of RFG and is also independent chairman of the Boards of Hulamin Limited and ICAS (Pty) Limited. In addition to the above independent roles, Thabo serves as a non-executive director to Vexila (Pty) Ltd, a Thesele Group portfolio company. Prior to establishing Thesele Group, Thabo worked at Cazenove South Africa, initially as an investment analyst and later as a corporate finance director in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions division.  

    Thabo is a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board and the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee.

    Meagen Burnett

    Non-executive Director

    B.Bus.Sc (Hons) Finance (University of Cape Town), Chartered Accountant (SA); Certified Information Systems Auditor; Executive Innovation Program (Singularity University); Post Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Strategy.

    Meagen joined M&G Plc in August 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, Investments. She is accountable for the Global Investment deal execution, Operations, Fund services, Outsourced service oversight and delivery of change and transformation across the Investment business. She is also an Executive Director of M&G Investment Managers Ltd. (MAGIM) and M&G Alternative Investment Managers Ltd. (MAGAIM). 

    Prior to joining M&G Plc, Meagen worked for M&G Investments in South Africa as the Chief Operating Officer for eight years. With over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, Meagen has worked across multiple global jurisdictions in a number of Audit, IT Risk Management, Project, Operations and Executive leadership roles, including the UK and South Africa for JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and KPMG.

    Fabiana Fedeli

    Non-Executive Director

    Graduate degree in Economics, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (Bocconi University, Milan); Master of Economics, Finance and Econometrics (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo); Certificate in Financial Asset Management and Engineering (University of Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute, Lausanne)

    Fabiana joined M&G plc in July 2021 as Chief Investment Officer: Equities and Multi-Asset. She has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining M&G, Fabiana was the global head of fundamental equities at Robeco Asset Management, leading an international investment team managing a range of active equity strategies. She had direct portfolio management responsibility for three of those strategies and has extensive experience in integrating sustainability and impact into investment processes. Prior to Robeco, Fabiana held a number of roles both in portfolio management and equity analysis in London, New York and Tokyo. She began her career in the industry at ING Barings Tokyo as a research analyst of Japanese equities.

    Fabiana joined the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board of Directors as a non-executive director in January 2022.

    Chris Sickle

    Chief Executive Officer

    B.Com Accounting (University of the Western Cape); B.Acc.Sc (Hons) (University of South Africa); Chartered Accountant (SA)

    Chris joined M&G Investments in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and took over from Bernard Fick as Chief Executive Officer in October 2021. He is primarily responsible for all aspects of M&G Investments Southern Africa's operations, including Namibia.

    Chris is a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board, MandG Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd. Board, MandG Investments Life South Africa (RF) Ltd. Board and MandG Investments Unit Trusts South Africa (RF) Ltd. Board. He is also a permanent attendee of the Board Audit Risk & Compliance Subcommittee as well as a member of the Social Ethics and Transformation Subcommittee and the Remuneration Subcommittee.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Chris worked for Ernst & Young (EY) as the Regional Managing Partner in the Western Cape and was a member of the EY Africa Executive Board. Chris has over 22 years’ asset management experience, having worked closely with a number of the country’s leading asset managers in an audit and advisory capacity.

    In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and practising woodwork.

    Daryl van Zyl

    Chief Operating Officer

    Higher Diploma in Education: Financial Accounting (University of the Western Cape); B.Com (Hons): Business Administration (University of the Western Cape); Post Graduate Diploma: Management Practice (Graduate School of Business: University of Cape Town).

    Daryl joined M&G Investments in March 2011 and in February 2022 was appointed as Chief Operating Officer. He is primarily responsible for maintaining M&G’s operational environment. In addition to being a member of the M&G Executive Committee, Daryl is also a member of the MandG Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd. Board, as well as a member of the ASISA Technical & Operations Board sub-committee.

    With more than 20 years of industry experience, Daryl started his career at Old Mutual where he worked in various client servicing and operational roles, before moving to JP Morgan as Manager of Operations.

    David Knee

    Chief Investment Officer

    B.Sc Economics (London School of Economics, UK); M.Sc Economics (Birkbeck College, UK); Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

    David joined M&G Investments in South Africa as Head of Fixed Income in December 2008 and became Chief Investment Officer in July 2016.

    Alongside his CIO role, he is joint Portfolio Manager of several M&G funds as well as a member of M&G’s Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for actively determining asset weightings across our multi-asset funds. David is also a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board as well as a member of the M&G Executive Committee.

    David joined the M&G Group in London as part of the Fixed Income Team in 1997 and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Prior to working at M&G, he managed fixed income portfolios for another London-based asset manager, and in the early 1990s he was employed as a Fixed Income Economist for an investment bank.

    Kerry Horsley

    Head of Risk and Compliance

    B.A LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal); Certificate in Compliance Management LLM (University Cape Town)

    Kerry joined M&G Investments in 2010 and is currently the Head of Risk and Compliance. She is responsible for governance, which includes: regulatory compliance, operational risk management, the legal function, control insurance and responsible investment.

    Kerry is a member of the M&G Investments Executive Committee and the Investment Risk Management Committee. She is also a permanent attendee at all of the M&G Investments (SA) Group’s Board meetings and Board Subcommittee meetings.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Kerry worked for various financial services providers in a range of compliance and risk management roles. She has extensive industry experience having been involved in the financial services industry since 1996.

    Nailah Limbada

    Head of Finance

    B.Bus.Sc Finance (University of Cape Town); M.Comm Financial Management (University of Cape Town); Chartered Accountant (SA)

    Nailah joined M&G Investments in 2019 as a Financial Accountant and in 2021 was appointed as Head of Finance. She is currently responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial planning, reporting and risk management. In addition to being a member of the Executive Committee, Nailah is also a member of the MandG Investments Life South Africa (RF) Limited Board and the MandG Investments Unit Trusts South Africa (RF) Limited Board. 

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Nailah worked for EY as a Senior Manager in the Financial Services - Wealth and Asset Management division, where she serviced some of Africa’s largest asset managers. She currently has nine years of local and international industry experience, having also worked abroad in EY’s London and New York offices. 

    Nailah is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and has a passion for developing people. In her spare time she tutors young aspiring accountants and enjoys spending time with her family.

    Pieter Hugo

    Chief Client and Distribution Officer

    B.Com Mathematics (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) ; Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa; General Management Program (Harvard Business School, USA).

    Pieter joined M&G Investments in May 2015 as Managing Director of M&G Investments Unit Trusts and Head of Retail Business, and in November 2019 he was appointed as Chief Client and Distribution Officer.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Pieter was employed by Old Mutual since 1998 and served in a variety of roles spanning actuarial work, employee benefits, product development, and more recently senior management. In 2008 he became Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, and was the Deputy CEO of Old Mutual Wealth from 2011.

    Sumayya Davenhill

    Head of Marketing and Retail Client Services

    MBA (University of Cape Town); Post Graduate Marketing and Advertising (Red & Yellow School)

    Sumayya joined M&G Investments in 2012 and is currently the Head of Marketing and Retail Client Services. She is responsible for the brand, overseeing all of M&G Investments’ marketing and advertising activities as well as the retail client experience enabled by the retail Client Services Team. Sumayya also looks after the direct retail client’s distribution strategy and is a member of the Executive Committee and MandG Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd. Board.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Sumayya worked for Old Mutual Investment Group as the Head of Marketing where she was responsible for the full suite of investment companies within the Group. She has a wealth of advertising and marketing experience, having worked on brands such as Quaystone Asset Management and Nedbank earlier in her career.

    In her spare time, Sumayya enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with her family and is an avid interior designer.

    Valdon Theron

    Head of Institutional Business

    MBA (University of Stellenbosch); B.Sc (University of Stellenbosch) ; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Valdon joined M&G Investments in 2009 and was appointed as Head of Institutional Business later in the same year. He is responsible for managing relationships with all of M&G Investments’ institutional clients and is also a member of the Executive Committee and MandG Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd. Board.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Valdon held a similar role at Investec Asset Management. He has a wealth of experience, having started his career in the insurance industry in 1996 where he worked in various areas, including: actuarial valuations, product management, marketing and strategy.

    In his spare time, Valdon enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working on his golf swing and playing fives football.

    David Knee

    Chief Investment Officer

    B.Sc Economics (London School of Economics, UK); M.Sc Economics (Birkbeck College, UK); Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

    David joined M&G Investments in South Africa as Head of Fixed Income in December 2008 and became Chief Investment Officer in July 2016.

    Alongside his CIO role, he is joint Portfolio Manager of several M&G funds as well as a member of M&G’s Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for actively determining asset weightings across our multi-asset funds. David is also a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board as well as a member of the M&G Executive Committee.

    David joined the M&G Group in London as part of the Fixed Income Team in 1997 and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Prior to working at M&G, he managed fixed income portfolios for another London-based asset manager, and in the early 1990s he was employed as a Fixed Income Economist for an investment bank.

    Aadil Omar

    Head of Equity Research

    B.Com (Hons) (Cum Laude) Investment Management and Finance (University of Pretoria); Masters in Finance (INSEAD). Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

    With 15 years of investment management experience, Aadil joined M&G Investments in July 2013 as an Equity Analyst, where he was responsible for equity research on the Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical, Hospitals and Media sectors.

    In August 2018, he relocated to London to join a global equity hedge fund, before returning to M&G in January 2020 as the Head of Equity Research and a member of our Equity Portfolio Management team. He now contributes to the management of M&G Investments’ Houseview equity portfolios and is also the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G SA Equity Fund.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Aadil spent three years in Equity Research at Macquarie, where he covered the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Telecommunications sectors. He previously worked in Corporate Finance and Advisory at Nedbank Capital.

    Chris Wood

    Portfolio Manager

    BSc Civil Engineering (University of Cape Town); MBA (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Chris joined M&G Investments in 2004 as an Industrial Analyst and was appointed as a Portfolio Manager in 2005. From 2013 to early 2018, he served as M&G Investments' Head of Equity where he was primarily responsible for overseeing all equity research. He is currently a Senior Portfolio Manager and jointly responsible for managing the M&G SA Equity and Equity Funds (of which the latter has won several Raging Bull and Morningstar Awards under his management), as well as a number of institutional mandates within M&G’s Core equity offering. Chris is also responsible for research on the Food, Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Media and Telecommunications sectors.

    Prior to asset management, Chris started his career as a Civil Engineer, working both locally and overseas, before completing his MBA in 1999, which prompted the move into financial services. He currently has 21 years’ industry experience.

    Gareth Bern

    Head of Fixed Income

    BBus Sc Finance (University of Cape Town); BComm (Hons) Accounting (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Gareth joined M&G Investments in 2004 as a Credit Analyst and was appointed as Head of Fixed Income in 2018. He is also the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Bond Fund as well as being responsible for overseeing M&G Investments’ fixed-income institutional mandates.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Gareth completed his articles at Ernst & Young and qualified as a CA (SA) in 2003. After spending part of 2004 working in the asset management division of Ernst & Young’s New York office, he returned to South Africa and joined M&G.

    When he’s not busy looking after M&G Investments’ fixed-income mandates, Gareth enjoys reading a good book and is passionate about cross fit.

    Kaitlin Byrne

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Acc (Stellenbosch); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Kaitlin joined M&G in early 2015 as an Equity Analyst, where she was responsible for covering stocks in the industrial and consumer discretionary sector as well as a portfolio of African stocks, primarily focused in the banking sector. In addition to being the joint-Portfolio Manager of our African Equity mandates and funds, she is the joint-Portfolio Manager on the M&G  Dividend Maximiser Fund, as well as a portfolio of specialist Select Equity mandates for institutional clients.

    Prior to joining M&G, Kaitlin completed her articles at Ernst & Young, where she was responsible for auditing companies in the Finance, Gaming and Leisure, Real Estate and Manufacturing sectors. Kaitlin’s qualifications include a BAcc degree from Stellenbosch University. She is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder.

    Leonard Krüger

    Portfolio Manager

    BSc (Hons) Actuarial Mathematics (University of Pretoria); Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

    Leonard joined M&G Investments in October 2020. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Balanced, Inflation Plus, SA Equity and Target Income Funds, as well as the Namibian Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds.

    With 14 years of dedicated investment management experience, Leonard spent the first three years of his career as an actuarial analyst at Liberty Life, before joining Allan Gray as an equity analyst in 2007. During his investment career he has covered a wide variety of companies and sectors. In 2014, he started managing a portion of the Allan Gray Equity and Balanced Funds, and from 2015 a portion of the Allan Gray Stable Fund (across all asset classes) as well as all of Allan Gray’s legacy segregated private client equity portfolios.

    Michael Moyle

    Head of Multi-Asset

    Masters Engineering Mechanics (University of Texas, USA); MBA (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Michael joined M&G Investments in 2007 and is currently the Head of Multi-Asset and a senior fund manager. He is primarily responsible for determining the asset allocation in M&G’s multi-asset mandates.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Michael started his career as part of a team of engineers tasked with helping NASA redesign the infamous O-ring. After returning to South Africa, he worked at one of the country’s leading investment managers where he focused on portfolio risk and construction.

    In his spare time, Michael enjoys reading, going to the gym and is also an avid cyclist.

    Roshen Harry

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Comm (Rhodes University); Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (Rhodes University); CA (SA) and CFA.

    Roshen joined M&G Investments in May 2006 and is the joint Portfolio Manager of several M&G funds, including the Enhanced Income, High Interest, Income and Money Market Funds.

    With 20 years of investment experience, prior to joining M&G Investments Roshen completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche before joining Rand Merchant Bank in their Risk and Compliance division.

    Ross Biggs

    Head of Equity

    BBusSc Finance (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Ross has 19 years of dedicated experience in investment management, having joined M&G Investments in 2001 as an Equity Analyst, progressing to Portfolio Manager and then Head of Equity in February 2020.

    He is the joint-Portfolio Manager of the M&G SA Equity and Dividend Maximiser Funds, with the latter having won several Raging Bull and Morningstar Awards for performance. As Head of Equity, Ross is responsible for overseeing the management of M&G Investments' Houseview equity portfolios, as well as a portfolio of specialist Select Equity mandates for institutional clients. He is also the lead Portfolio Manager for our African Equity mandates.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Ross completed his articles with Andersen in 2000, where he focused on external audit, due diligence and investigative work across a range of sectors, both in South Africa and the USA.

    Sandile Malinga

    Portfolio Manager

    BSc Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science (University of the Witwatersrand); Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

    Sandile joined M&G Investments in 2013 as a member of the fixed-income team, and later joined the multi-asset team in 2018. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds. His role involves providing analytical and economic support to our multi-asset and fixed-interest investment process. He is also a member of the M&G Investments Asset Allocation Committee.

    With 14 years of industry experience, Sandile previously worked for Investec Asset Management as a fixed interest dealer and analyst. He also served as Portfolio Manager on large institutional fixed interest client mandates with liability immunization objectives.

    Simon Kendall

    Portfolio Manager

    BSc. Engineering (University of Natal); B.Com Economics and Quantitative Management (University of South Africa); Masters in Business Leadership (University of South Africa); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Simon joined M&G Investments in 2012 as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst in the Resources sector. He is currently responsible for managing institutional mandates within the Resources sector, with the Mining and Resources Fund that he manages having won Raging Bull Awards in 2013 and 2014.

    With 23 years of experience, Simon has worked in a range of roles across the mining and asset management industries. Prior to joining M&G Investments, Simon served as a Mining Analyst for RMB Morgan Stanley where he specialised in precious metals.

    Yusuf Mowlana

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Bus.Sc Finance (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Accountant; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

    Yusuf joined M&G Investments in October 2018. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Equity Fund and the Portfolio Manager of the Property and Enhanced SA Property Tracker Funds. He is also responsible for the property allocations within M&G Investments' multi-asset funds as well as equities for Namibian clients.

    Yusuf joined M&G Investments from Allan Gray where he spent five years as an investment analyst, covering companies across various sectors, with a special focus on listed property. He currently has eight years’ industry experience. 

    René Prinsloo

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Sc (Hons) Actuarial Science (Stellenbosch University); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute); Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries

    René joined M&G Investments in October 2019 as a Fixed Income Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in December 2021. He is the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Money Market, High Interest Fund and Income Funds. 

    With 18 years of industry experience, René previously worked for Avior Capital Markets as a Fixed Income Analyst and Dealer where he was responsible for Avior’s fixed income research product, as well as jointly responsible for the fixed income dealing activities within the business.

    Valdon Theron

    Head of Institutional Business

    MBA (University of Stellenbosch); B.Sc (University of Stellenbosch) ; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

    Valdon joined M&G Investments in 2009 and was appointed as Head of Institutional Business later in the same year. He is responsible for managing relationships with all of M&G Investments’ institutional clients and is also a member of the Executive Committee and MandG Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd. Board.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Valdon held a similar role at Investec Asset Management. He has a wealth of experience, having started his career in the insurance industry in 1996 where he worked in various areas, including: actuarial valuations, product management, marketing and strategy.

    In his spare time, Valdon enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working on his golf swing and playing fives football.

    Heidi Dreyer

    Head of Corporate Sales

    RPE Equities (South African Institute of Financial Markets); Diploma in Marketing Management (University of Cape Town); Member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets.

    Heidi joined M&G Investments in August 2007 as Head of Corporate Sales and is responsible for the business development of the Corporate Retail market. She has worked in the asset management industry since 1993 in a business development and consulting role, providing consulting services to the unit trust industry association and to retirement fund trustees.

    Heidi is a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM), holds the SAIFM RPE Equities and has a Diploma in Marketing Management from UCT.

    Clinton Pillay

    Institutional Client Manager

    B.Sc Statistics and Economics (University of Cape Town) ; B.Com (Hons) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management (University of Cape Town); M.Com (Currently studying) (University of Cape Town).

    Clinton joined M&G Investments in 2012 as an Institutional Client Manager. He is currently responsible for looking after a dedicated panel of institutional clients and investment consultants, with a special focus on multi-managers, new business and presenting to existing and potential institutional clients.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Clinton worked in a range of roles within the industry where he was responsible for consulting and looking after some of South Africa’s largest retirement funds and institutional investors.

    When he’s not busy looking after his clients, Clinton enjoys golf, boogie-boarding and track days at Kyalami’s race track. 

    Karen Shewan

    Institutional Client Manager

    B.Acc (University of Stellenbosch); B.Com (Hons) Cost and Management Accounting (University of Stellenbosch).

    Karen joined M&G Investments in 2007 as a Manager in the Institutional Business Team. She is currently responsible for looking after a broad range of institutional clients, with a special focus on multi-managers and governmental investment managers.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Karen worked in a range of different roles at one of South Africa’s leading asset managers.

    When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, enjoys all outdoor activities (from hiking to sailing) and getting involved in community projects.

    Ryan Adams

    Institutional Client Manager

    B.Sci (Hons) in Mathematics and Finance (City, University of London)

    Ryan joined M&G Investments in 2017 as an Institutional Client Manager. He is currently responsible for managing client relationships, which include pension funds, medical schemes and multi-managers.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Ryan worked in a range of roles at some of South Africa’s leading investment managers.

    In his spare time, Ryan enjoys reading, spending time with his family and is an avid runner. 

    Rushil Jaga

    Investment Specialist

    B.Bus.Sc (Finance Honours) (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Rushil joined M&G Investments in 2017 as an Investment Specialist within the Corporate Sales Team. He is primarily responsible for looking after the discretionary fund management (DFM) and multi-manager market segments.

    Rushil has 13 years of experience in the asset management industry having previously worked as a Senior Investment Analyst within the multi-management space.

    In his spare time, Rushil enjoys keeping fit by boxing and playing football. He also has a keen interest in travel and experiencing other cultures.

    Zuhair Allie

    Institutional Client Manager

    B.Com Finance and Economics (University of Cape Town); Programme in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (University of South Africa).

    Zuhair joined M&G Investments in 2011 as an Institutional Client Manager. He is currently responsible for looking after a broad range of institutional clients, with a special focus on medical aid schemes and pooled life clients.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Zuhair worked for a UK- based fund administrator before joining one of South Africa’s leading asset consulting houses.

    In his spare time, Zuhair enjoys football, spending time with his family and is an ardent foodie.

    Zyron Melton

    Investment Specialist

    B.Comm (University of Stellenbosch); Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement™ (CFA Institute)

    Zyron joined M&G Investments in 2015 as an Institutional Business Development Analyst and moved to the Corporate Sales Team as a Client Relationship Manager in 2017. He is primarily responsible for looking after the discretionary fund management (DFM) and multi-manager market segments.  

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Zyron worked for a fund administrator as a Team Leader in the Hedge Fund Accounting Division, where he was responsible for servicing some of the country’s largest hedge fund houses.

    In his spare time, Zyron enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, travelling and playing fives football.

    Craig Simpson

    Portfolio Manager

    Land Economics Degree (University of Aberdeen).

    Craig joined M&G Investments (UK) as a Portfolio Manager in 2004, and in 2015 was appointed Head of Portfolio Management for the Multi Asset Team.

    With over 20 years of investment industry experience, Craig previously worked as a Trainee Fund Manager at Equitable Life Assurance and as an analyst at Pictet Asset Management.

    Gautam Samarth

    Portfolio Manager

    BS Economics (Trinity College); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

    Gautam joined M&G Investments UK in 2014 as a dedicated Analyst on the M&G Leaders team, and became Deputy Manager of the Global Leaders strategy on 1 April 2016. He started managing systematic equity strategies in August 2018 and is currently the co-Head of Systematic Investment Strategies.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments UK, Gautam worked for Credit Suisse in New York, where his last role was Vice President in the HOLT Investment Strategy Team.