Adrian Saville, BA Hons (Cum Laude), MCom (Cum Laude), PHD (Economics)
Adrian assumed the role of Citadel Chief Strategist after a joint venture between Cannon and Citadel in 2014. He offers tactical asset allocation input for client portfolios and is a disciple of fundamental investing. Adrian has been involved in the investment management industry since 1994, when he formed an investment vehicle which later led him to establish BayHill Capital Advisors in 1998, the forerunner to Cannon Asset Managers. As an executive director and Chief Investment Officer of Cannon Asset Managers, Adrian has experience in managing all of the major asset classes, including equities, bonds, property, cash and derivative instruments. Adrian was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa's Founders Medal for his PhD which he completed in 1997. He is a UNESCO laureate. Alongside his career in asset management, Adrian holds a Visiting Professorship in Economics and Finance at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The Cannon Met Equity Fund aims to deliver sustainable growth in capital through exposure to listed equities over a three to five year investment horizon. Recognising the relatively long-term horizon, the fund endeavours to outperform the JSE's All Share index (alsi) on a rolling basis and, in so doing, deliver returns that ensure real growth in investors' wealth. The portfolio manager does not make use of gearing or derivative instruments to acheive the investment objective. Asset class risk must be managed by investors outside of the fund.