CA (SA), CFA
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.
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.
Quantitative and Fundamental Equity Analyst.
CA (SA), CFA
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.
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.
Mike worked on the European Money Market / Repo desk during his stay at Deutsche Bank.
BCom (Hons), MCom
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.
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.
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.
BBusSci (Finance), CAIA, IMC
Head of Strategy and Product Development and Chief Operating Officer.
Simone was a fund manager for London based firm Thames River Capital running their Africa fund of funds.
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.
CA (SA), CFA
Analyst, Equity Research.
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 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.
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 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.
Started out in Operations and has now moved into a Middle Office role.
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.
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 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.
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 was responsible for the firm’s marketing and communication strategy and for the design and production of all collateral/sales tools.
After 8 years with Deutsche Bank UK, Caroline returned to South Africa and designed/managed her own boutique maternity collection.