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Please join our Portfolio Managers for a fund feedback session. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with Ryk van Niekerk, an award-winning financial journalist with over 20 years of experience. Ryk is the editor of Moneyweb and the presenter of RSG Geldsake, as well as the host of the “Be a Better Investor” podcast, making him one of South Africa’s most respected voices in financial journalism.

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Anne-Marie Gous
Retail & DFM Partnerships BDM -South
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Cornelius Zeeman
Fairtree Global Equity Fund


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Jacobus Lacock
Fairtree Balanced Fund


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Kurt Van Der Walt
Fairtree Wild Fig Hedge Fund
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Chantelle Baptiste
Fairtree Equity Fund

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Kurt Van Der Walt

Risk Manager

Kurt joined Fairtree in 2013 and is currently a risk manager in the Investment team. In addition, he has portfolio management responsibilities in the multi-asset portfolios and leads the Quantitative Risk Modelling capability within Fairtree. He started his career in 2009 at Swiftcover Insurance in London (Division of AXA Insurance, UK) as a quantitative pricing analyst and then joined GSA Capita as an operations analyst. Upon his return to South Africa, Kurt joined RisCura Analytics as a hedge fund analyst before joining Fairtree. Kurt holds a Master’s degree in Financial Risk Management from the University of Stellenbosch. He is also a CFA®     charterholder.

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Cornelius Zeeman

Equity Portfolio Manager & Analyst

Cornelius joined Fairtree in 2015 as an equity analyst. He is the portfolio manager of the Fairtree Global Equity Prescient Fund, Fairtree Emerging Market Prescient Fund and Blended Equity Prescient Fund. Cornelius is a qualified Chartered Accountant and CFA® charterholder.

Chantelle Baptiste

Head Of SA Equity Research & Equity Portfolio Manager

Chantelle joined Fairtree in 2017 and is currently the Head of SA Equity Research as well as co-portfolio manager for the Select Mandate and the Fairtree Blended Equity Fund. She started her career in 2006 when she joined Deloitte and completed her articles. She then joined Barclays Africa and worked in the Finance team, and then moved to the Equity Research team where she was a sell-side analyst covering South African Banks and General Financials. In 2016, she was rated #2 by the Financial Mail Ranking the analyst in General Financials and #6 in SA banks. Chantelle holds a Bachelor of Accounting Honours degree in Management Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Anne- Marie

Retail & DFM Partnerships BDM - South

Anne-Marie joined Fairtree in 2016 and is currently a business development consultant. She started her career in 2003 at Sanlam and later joined Glacier by Sanlam as a business development manager. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from IMM Graduate School and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch.

Jacobus Lacock

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager & Macro Strategist

Jacobus joined Fairtree in 2011 and is currently a fixed income portfolio manager. Before joining Fairtree, Jacobus spent five years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in London, where he was the UK head of fixed income and currency product management. Jacobus holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and is a CFA® charterholder.

Ryan Jamieson

Ryan Jamieson

Head: Retail Sales (North & KZN)​

Ryan joined Fairtree in 2016 and is the head of Retail Sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Momentum in 1998, where he held various roles, such as investment marketing, sales and distribution, over 15 years. In addition, he led the national team of Investment Specialists at Momentum and served on Group Investment Committees. Ryan then joined Investec, where he continued to be involved in the sales, marketing and distribution of the Investec fund range. He returned to Momentum as head of Wealth Management, where he was responsible for the full integration of the investment philosophy, house views, fund solutions and wealth management proposition.