After completing his articles at Alex Aitken and Carter he joined UAL Merchant Bank in 1979, initially assisting as a portfolio manager and later working as an investment analyst. After completion of a full time MBA he relocated to the USA where he spent nine years as a stockbroker/financial consultant, mostly with Shearson Lehman Bros. He returned to South Africa in 1992 and joined Old Mutual Invesments with involvement in portfolio management and client report backs. He joined SCMB Asset Management division in 1995, after a stint in portfolio management at RMB Asset Management. Paul Hansen is responsible for managing the onshore portion and Fidelity Investment Managers the offshore portion.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The fund is an aggressive risk fund, diversifying across the cash, bond, property/alternative investments and equity asset classes. The primary investment objective of the portfolio will be to achieve higher than average capital growth over the longer term at the risk of greater short-term volatility of capital values, with income generation as a secondary objective. The following asset allocation limitations will apply to the portfolio: Equity Funds - 75% to 95%, Property Funds - 0% to 20%, Bond Funds - 0% to 10%, Money Market and Income Funds - 0% to 10% of the value of the Portfolio. The Portfolio will not invest in participatory interests of portfolios where the value of the foreign assets included in such portfolio exceeds 10% of the net asset value of such portfolio.