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We question conventional ways of thinking to devise real solutions, based on a solid foundation of intensive research and analysis. We collaborate across teams, expertise and capabilities when considering investment opportunities.

At Sanlam Investments, we consider our people thought leaders. Exceptional individuals who can think outside the box while engaging industry influencers. Pioneers who are not afraid to challenge the norm when building solutions for clients.

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Our Thought Leaders

We invest in both the personal and professional development of our Wealthsmith™ family by creating time and space for them to think differently and to make a real difference for our investors. These thought leaders are experts in their chosen fields, across the full spectrum of our business capabilities, from strategies to solutions.

Melville du Plessis

Melville du Plessis

Portfolio Manager: Fixed Interest

I have a passion for finding solutions.
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Melville du Plessis

Portfolio Manager: Fixed Interest

I have a passion for finding solutions that drives everything I do; whether it’s in the form of a strategy, product, design or even a broader conceptual idea. An important part of being able to do this is to first understand the truth of things, which requires a wide framework of reference and an open-minded approach. Herein lies one of my key strengths: the ability to take into account a diverse set of inputs and research insights in order to deliver key outputs.

My current role helps me live out this passion by working in the investment industry and being able to help my clients achieve as well as better understand their own goals. I think finance has a fundamental role to play in the economy and by extension, society.

Helena Conradie

Guy Fletcher

Head: Client Solutions & Research

My goal is to help our clients build better portfolios.
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Guy Fletcher

Head: Client Solutions & Research

I work across the entire investment spectrum, showing clients how to combine strategic approaches with tactical approaches, active with passive styles and traditional with alternative investments, in order to deliver the best solution for their specific needs.

My goal is to help our clients build better portfolios, grounded on statistical principles with visually appealing representations. I am passionate about leveraging data for a framework that allows consistent analysis, and thereby demystifying investment strategies.

Arthur Kamp

Arthur Kamp

Chief Economist

Knowledge of the discipline of economics is never complete.
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Arthur Kamp

Chief Economist

I research and explain economic events and how they fit into unfolding big-picture trends, with a specific focus on variables relevant to fund management.

I do not believe we can predict the future and rather focus on identifying imbalances or pressure points where economic variables have drifted from their fundamental levels. My departure point in research is to guard against my own bias and I strive to never stop reading, since knowledge of the discipline of economics is never complete.

Jason Liddle

Jason Liddle

Head: Institutional Distribution

I am passionate about finding solutions.
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Jason Liddle

Head: Institutional Distribution

I have spent many years honing my love of the investments industry, particularly the institutional market. As a young boy, I can recall my uncle being a trustee on a large retirement fund, and how he offered so much of his own personal time for the benefit of others. I have since gleaned many wisdoms from him and will continue to perpetuate the legacy of empowering trustees through learning and financial literacy, as it has shaped who I am and who I have become as an investment and business professional.

True to my roots, I am passionate about helping find solutions for the normal man and woman, to retire well with the money they have worked so hard to grow.

Mokgatla Madisha

Mokgatla Madisha

Head: Fixed Interest

I want to help people retire with dignity.
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Mokgatla Madisha

Head: Fixed Interest

I want to help people retire with dignity, by investing their savings for long-term income and capital growth. By investing in fixed income I help my clients preserve capital and diversify their assets, reducing their exposure to risk.

Fixed income is the second largest asset class in the world, after residential property, but despite this it is not well understood. I relish all opportunities to engage with clients to demystify fixed income, sharing the latest innovations and trends in this field.

Azola Mayekiso

Azola Mayekiso

CE: Active Manager

My dream is to alleviate poverty in SA.
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Azola Mayekiso

CE: Active Manager

My dream is to alleviate poverty in SA and I specifically chose a career in financial services because I believe that capital formation is a fundamental enabler for the transformation of our country. My ambition, self-confidence and courage were instilled in me by a powerful grandmother and hardworking mother.

To this day I remain passionate about women in the workplace, and fight for recognition of gender diversity. I am laying the groundwork – alongside other corporate SA women – for the next generation of stronger women who find their voice in corporate SA.

Helena Conradie

Todd Micklethwaite

Head: Alternatives Distribution

I am passionate about alternative investment opportunities.
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Todd Micklethwaite

Head: Alternatives Distribution

I am passionate about the alternative investment opportunities across Africa. I work with investors to direct their capital to where it can have a meaningful and sustainable long-term impact, while improving the risk-return profile of their portfolios.

Alternative strategies are more likely to meet their objectives when supported by access to local knowledge, networks and proprietary deal flow; I believe it is essential for an alternative investment strategy to be executed through highly experienced teams with deep specialist expertise, operating with the highest standards of corporate governance and quality of risk management processes.

Helena Conradie

Nersan Naidoo

CEO: Sanlam Investments

I am passionate about challenging conventional norms.
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Nersan Naidoo

CEO: Sanlam Investments

I am impassioned about the world we are living in. I deliberate on what is expected to change globally in the years ahead, and ultimately consider what that means for the way we structure and organise ourselves as investors, to best meet the individual needs of our clients.

I aim to truly understand the unique objectives of our clients so that we can first meet and then exceed their expectations. I am also passionate about challenging conventional norms and pushing boundaries so that we remain relevant in an advancing world.

Helena Conradie

Natasha Narsingh

Head: Absolute Returns

I believe consumer education is critical.
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Natasha Narsingh

Head: Absolute Returns

What drives me is my absolute and sheer fascination with the dynamic world of investments and for drawing on my multi-asset skill set to construct and build real investment solutions to address real financial challenges for every-day people.

I believe consumer education is critical and my goal is to help equip non-investment people to better navigate the sometimes murky world of investments in an informed way that is simple, enabling and easy-to-understand.

Patrice Rassou

Patrice Rassou

Head: Equities

Wealth grows when invested in the right businesses.
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Patrice Rassou

Head: Equities

Equity investing is about understanding what drives a company, because at the end of the day, wealth grows when invested in the right businesses. It is equally important to filter out the noise, and my role is therefore to help you better decipher the investment landscape.

In my field, there is no substitute for deep, fundamental work and we spend most of our time kicking the tyres and interacting with company management for a better understanding of the intricacies of their businesses. Our equity portfolios reflect our collective views and are the result of painstaking hours of analysis.

Helena Conradie

Mervyn Shanmugam

CE: Alternatives

I am a believer in people, patience and consistency.
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Mervyn Shanmugam

CE: Alternatives

Time in the markets has taught me that one has to invest purposefully, with a significant degree of equanimity — the more things change, the more they stay the same. Returns only make sense when real; with increases above inflation.

The investments universe is about more than just returns, and I am a believer in people, patience and consistency. We have a duty to play a meaningful role in our society and to contribute to the growth of our people, our continent, and our world. I hope that we will always live in times of opportunities; where investors are rewarded for their patience, economies thrive on improved infrastructure, and growing companies can access capital empowerment.

Helena Conradie

Pawan Singh

Head: Alternatives Multi-Strategy

I am passionate about reducing information barriers.
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Pawan Singh

Head: Alternatives Multi-Strategy

I believe in harnessing the power of capital to create meaningful economic growth that supports financial inclusion. I feel privileged that my role in private markets allows me to uplift the standard of living for pension fund members, by generating long-term real returns.

There are over several thousand unlisted, mid-size businesses that make up the growth engine of South Africa, and I find it extremely satisfying to help facilitate capital flow in this sector — where it is most needed but difficult to access. I am passionate about reducing information barriers in private markets and increasing transparency around this asset class.

Helena Conradie

Kingsley Williams

CIO: Satrix

I try to always simplify complex investment concepts.
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Kingsley Williams

CIO: Satrix

I help offer investors greater certainty and transparency in a cost-effective way. In line with my focus on transparency, I always try to simplify complex investment concepts and present them in insightful and understandable ways to investors.

Within the investments industry I have enjoyed a niche focus on factor investing, customising indices and investing in highly illiquid markets. I have an established track record in investment process oversight and enhancement, as well as product development and quantitative research.

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