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Team

Up close and personal.

Our attention to detail is one of our most compelling competitive advantages – and not just when it comes to designing bespoke investment solutions. We also take great care to cultivate strong, lasting, trusting relationships with our clients and with each other.

Because we’re a small team, we can make a big interpersonal impact. Most of us have worked together for more than 10 years, and that longevity also applies to our record of client retention.

Here’s a little bit about all of us. If you’d like to get know us better, feel free to get in touch. Personally.

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Chris Watts

Chris is a portfolio manager with more than 17 years of asset management experience, working in South Africa and internationally. He specialises in bespoke investment solutions utilising traditional and alternative investment instruments. He holds a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, is a CFA charter holder and a certified Financial Risk Manager. He spends his free time raising his three young children.

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Beverley Moore

Beverley has 25 years of operations experience in the financial services industry, with skills in Financial Services, Risk Management, Banking, and Investment Management. She has a MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and enjoys walking and travel.

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Suvarn Naidoo

Suvarn has 15 years of experience in the financial industry, starting his career in 2008 at Nedbank as a quantitative analyst. He now focuses on derivative structuring, portfolio construction and execution. He holds a BSc Actuarial Science degree from the University of Witwatersrand and is a certified Financial Risk Manager. He enjoys skydiving, scuba diving and is a DJ in his downtime.

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André Visser

André has a 26-year track record of establishing and managing successful investment banking and asset management businesses, including derivative structuring, traditional active portfolio management, passive investing, hedge fund portfolio management, private equity investing and private debt portfolio management. He is a Chartered Accountant [CA(SA) 1994] and completed the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants [CIMA (UK) 1995] qualifying exam. He really enjoys time with his family, sailing and golf.

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Glanville Retief

Glanville has 24 years of experience in the investment industry, starting in manager research and asset consulting before moving into the investment management space in 2004. In recent years his focus has been on risk, compliance and governance oversight. He holds an Honours Degree in Mathematics from the University of Stellenbosch. He enjoys the occasional round of golf and exploring the Western Cape mountains during trail running expeditions.

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Nqobani Mkhwanazi

Nqobani has 17 years of experience in the property sector, financing property transactions as well as building and asset managing a property portfolio. Nqobani is the Managing Partner of the unlisted property funds. She has a BA (PPE) from Stellenbosch University, and enjoys watching sunrises and sunsets.

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Stacey Cohen

Stacey has more than 33 years of experience in operations in the financial industry. She started data capturing of trades with RMB and slowly got experience in all other aspects of operations. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and especially playing all forms of cricket.

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Albrecht Gantz

Albrecht has 21 years of experience in the investment industry. He heads the private markets initiative of Khumo Capital, which includes private credit, private equity and unlisted property funds. Albrecht obtained his Masters degree from Stellenbosch University in 2002, where he majored in Financial Analysis & Portfolio Management. A keen collector of fine wine, he also enjoys staying active exploring the local mountain bike and hiking trails.

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Rishay Naidoo

Rishay has more than 5 years of experience in the financial services industry, starting his career at Citibank N.A. South Africa as a Trade & Global Markets graduate trainee. He joined the Khumo Capital team as an assistant portfolio manager focussing on derivative execution. He holds a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and is a CFA charter holder. His interests include soccer, cricket and travel.

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Tebello Matyolo

Tebello has 5 years of experience in the financial accounting and tax industry, with skills in producing management accounts, tax returns, and business advisory. She is also passionate in developing internal processes for training and continuity purposes. She’s joined Khumo Capital as an Accounting Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and sewing.

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Poelano Matshego

Poelano has 4 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined the Khumo Capital team as an assistant portfolio manager focusing on derivative execution. She holds a BSc Mathematical Statistics degree from the University of Pretoria. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching netball.

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Sihle Jack

Sihle is an operations specialist at Khumo Capital. He started his career at Maitland Group as a Fund Services Intern. He holds a Finance Honours degree from the University of Western Cape. His interests include football and video games, and he enjoys running.

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Yolandie Botma

Yolandie has 10 years of experience in external auditing across a range of industries such as construction, property development, retail, private equity, and professional services. After completing her articles with LDP Inc in Stellenbosch, she obtained her Chartered Accountant qualification in 2018. Yolandie then ventured to New York City, where she worked at an audit firm for three busy seasons. This opportunity allowed her to develop audit management expertise specifically in the investment property sector. With this valuable experience, Yolandie returned to LDP Inc and assumed the role of Audit Director. Yolandie enjoys baking, engaging in outdoor activities, and traveling to explore new places.

Thesele Mampane

Thesele has 8 years of experience in the financial services sector. He began his career at Bloomberg LP in operations. He later transitioned to Futuregrowth Asset Management where he continued in operations before moving to the investment team as a credit analyst. Now at Khumo Capital, he continues his role as a credit analyst, specialising in listed and structured credit. Thesele holds a BCom Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town. Outside finance, he finds joy in hiking, cycling, and family moments.

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