Meet
the team.

Meet the
team.

Rob Oellermann

Portfolio Manager Multi-Asset

Mike Lawrenson

Portfolio Manager Equity

Melanie Stockigt

Portfolio Manager Fixed Income

Simone Blanckenberg

Chief Operations Officer

Eduard Pienaar

Analyst

Jovan Jackson

Analyst

Joshua Fouche

Head of Operations / Trader

Alexandra Cohen

Financial Manager

Richard Flint

Middle Office

Mzwethu Mfenyana

Operations

Caroline Sharp

Office Manager

CONTACT

Ground Floor, South Wing, Great Westerford 240 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7700
+27 (0) 21 680 6500
info@tantalum.co.za
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COVID-19

We will continue to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown. To learn more about COVID-19 in South Africa, please visit sacoronavirus.co.za

Emergency Hotline: 0800 029999
WhatsApp Support Line: 0600 123456

Copyright © Tantalum Capital 2020

CONTACT

Ground Floor, South Wing, Great Westerford 240 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7700
+27 (0) 21 680 6500
info@tantalum.co.za
https://tantalum.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/RMI-e1593786399331.png

COVID-19

We will continue to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown. To learn more about COVID-19 in South Africa, please visit sacoronavirus.co.za

Emergency Hotline: 0800 029999
WhatsApp Support Line: 0600 123456

Copyright © Tantalum Capital 2020

Rob Oellermann

CA (SA), CFA

2005 - date

Tantalum Capital

Rob is a founding member of Tantalum Capital. He is the portfolio manager for the equity and multi-asset portfolios under both long only and hedge fund mandates.

1997 - 2005

Coronation Fund Managers (CFM)

Rob was analyst, portfolio manager and Head of Research at CFM. Initially, he was co-manager and then manager of the Coronation Consumer Growth Fund. He spent eighteen months in the Dublin and London offices of CFM, analysing European equities and managing the Coronation European Growth Fund. After his return to the Cape Town office of CFM in 2001 he was appointed as Head of Research, managed Coronation’s segregated institutional balanced portfolios and eventually direct portfolio manager for institutional equity mandates.

1994 - 1997

Allan Gray Limited

Quantitative and Fundamental Equity Analyst.

 

Mike Lawrenson

CA (SA), CFA

2006 - date

Tantalum Capital

Mike is a founding member of Tantalum Capital. He is primarily responsible for our resources exposure and is a portfolio manager on the equity side.

1998 - 2005

Coronation Fund Managers (CFM)

Mike’s analyst responsibilities at CFM included the large cap industrial and resources shares. He also co-managed the Coronation Industrial Fund for two years and thereafter the Coronation Resources Fund for two years. During his last six months at CFM, Mike managed some of CFM’s segregated institutional conservative/balanced portfolios.

1995 - 1998

Deutsche Bank, London

Mike worked on the European Money Market / Repo desk during his stay at Deutsche Bank.

Melanie Stockigt

BCom (Hons), MCom

2006 - date

Tantalum Capital

Melanie is a founding member of Tantalum Capital. She is the portfolio manager for the fixed income portfolios under both long only and hedge fund mandates.

2002 - 2005

Coronation Fund Managers (CFM)

Melanie was previously at CFM for three years where she was head of the fixed interest team, managing fixed interest institutional and retail portfolios as well as the Strategic Income Fund.

1997 - 2002

Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank

Initially, Melanie focused on interest rate and liquidity management in the Asset Liability Management Division. Thereafter, she moved to the Treasury Sales and Structuring Desk where she gained significant experience in structuring and marketing fixed income, credit and securitised products to institutional investors.

Simone Blanckenberg

BBusSci (Finance), CAIA, IMC

2012 - date

Tantalum Capital

Head of Strategy and Product Development and Chief Operating Officer.

2008 - 2012

Thames River Capital

Simone was a fund manager for London based firm Thames River Capital running their Africa fund of funds.

2004 - 2008

Blue Ink Investments

Simone was a shareholder and director at Blue Ink Investments and was the fund manager responsible for their onshore and offshore fund of hedge funds.

Eduard Pienaar

CA (SA), CFA

2011 - date

Tantalum Capital

Analyst, Equity Research.

2007 - 2010

Investec

Ed completed his articles via the Investec TOPP program, where he rotated through investment divisions, then stayed on at Investec in Corporate Credit (Capital Markets team) as an analyst.

Jovan Jackson

CA (SA)

2016 - date

Tantalum Capital

Analyst

2012 - 2016

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Jovan completed his articles at PwC in 2015, working in the financial services assurance group. After articles he completed an audit secondment in San Francisco and later returned to the Cape Town office, where he managed the audits of hedge funds and other financial services providers.

Joshua Fouche

2015 - date

Tantalum Capital

Operations

2013 - 2015

Investment Data Services

After completing his studies, Joshua joined the Investment Data Services, Accounting and Valuations team as a Fund Accountant. During his time there he gained experience in local hedge fund administration in the Equity and Fixed Income space.

Alexandra Cohen

2017 - date

Tantalum Capital

Financial Manager

2011 - 2017

KPMG

Alexandra completed her articles at KPMG in February 2014, working in the financial services group. After articles, she transferred to the KPMG New York Office where she spent two years working in the financial services insurance group. She then returned to Cape Town and spent 3 months working in the KPMG Cape Town Forensic department as a consultant.

Richard Flint

2014 - date

Tantalum Capital

Started out in Operations and has now moved into a Middle Office role.

2010 - 2013

Maitland Fund Services

Richard started in the pricing administration team, and then moved to the hedge fund accounting team. In his last role he was the client services manager for all hedge fund clients.

2007 - 2010

Barclays Global Investors

After completing his studies, Richard spent 3 years gaining work experience in the UK. He worked in various operational roles including trade settlements/confirmations and trade support.

Mzwethu-Kantu Mfenyana

2018 - date

Tantalum Capital

Operations Assistant

2016 - 2018

Investment Partners Management Company (IPMC)

Mzwethu joined IPMC as a Portfolio Administrator. He was mainly responsible for the asset administration functions of the company and worked closely with all respective asset managers, underlying management companies, back office administrators, custodian, trustees and appointed asset administration service providers and organizations.

2014 - 2016

State Street South Africa

After completing his Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria, Mzwethu joined the UKMEA NAV Production team as a Fund Accountant. During his time at State Street he gained experience in Mutual Fund valuations.

Caroline Sharp

2013 - date

Tantalum Capital

Office Manager/PA

2012 - 2013

Cutter Associates (US/UK)

Caroline was responsible for the firm’s marketing and communication strategy and for the design and production of all collateral/sales tools.

2005 - 2012

After 8 years with Deutsche Bank UK, Caroline returned to South Africa and designed/managed her own boutique maternity collection.