Michael started his career on the Money Market desk of the Department of Post and Telecommunications. As a Money Market Manager his primary functions were the daily management of cash flows and the investment of surplus funds. He was also responsible for the start-up of the Commercial Paper Bill program and the successful implementation of the counterparty credit limits. After three years on the Money Market desk he moved to the Capital Market as a market maker for Telkom long-term debt. He subsequently joined ABSA where he worked as a market maker for their Treasury Division. Prior to joining Old Mutual Asset Managers, Michael worked for Sanlam Asset Managers as head of Fixed Income Trading.
Michael currently heads up Old Mutual Asset Manager's Fixed Income Trading desk. In addition, he also manages the Old Mutual Money Market Fund, the Namibia Money Fund as well as a number of aggressive bond funds.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The fund aims to deliver a regular income and to outperform bank deposits over time, while preserving capital. The fund invests in money market securities with a maturity of less than 12 months. The fund's average maturity may not exceed 90 days.