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The Fairtree Reforestation Project in collaboration with the Cape Parrot Project

Fairtree has partnered with the Cape Parrot Project and the Wild Bird Trust to plant at least 10,000 indigenous trees over three years – and this is only the beginning. Fairtree wants to give back what was lost – indigenous forests that provide a canopy for fauna and flora to flourish while limiting water depleting exotic species.

The Yellowwood tree is a national treasure worth preserving for generations to come, and the Cape Parrot, South Africa’s only endemic parrot, is reliant on it for its survival. On the one hand, this collaboration assists the Cape Parrot Project in their conservation efforts of the Cape Parrot, which is on the brink of extinction (less than 2000 in the wild). On the other hand, the Fairtree Yellowwood Reforestation Project is driving local community involvement and sustainability by empowering community members to act as custodians of these trees (Sompondo Nursery) until they are planted in the forest.

Saving the Cape Parrot one Yellowwood tree at a time.

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Meet The Team



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Jacobus Lacock
Portfolio Manager​



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Anne- Marie
Retail & DFM Partnerships BDM - South



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Francis Wheeler
Head: Institutional Business
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Herman Sandrock
Head of Distribution

Margaux De Klerk

Senior Client Relationship Manager

Anne-Marie Gous started her career in financial services in 2003, when she joined Sanlam.  She later joined Glacier by Sanlam as Business Development Manager.  She has always been driven to develop and manage relationships between a company and its target audience.  Anne-Marie joined Fairtree in 2016 as Business Development Consultant.  She holds an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Chantelle Baptise

Equity Portfolio Manager & Head Of SA Equity Research

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)

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Herman Sandrock

Group Head: Distribution​

Herman Sandrock started his career as a pension and investment consultant in Cape Town and Johannesburg before moving to Sanlam Life’s specialist solutions team. In 2005, Herman moved to the UK with a brief to develop a product strategy for the newly acquired Sanlam business in the UK. During his time in UK, Herman held various executive roles including Head of Sales and Marketing and executive director of Sanlam Private Wealth. Herman returned to SA at the end of 2013 and joined Sanlam Glacier with the responsibility to explore a number of strategic initiatives including reviewing Glacier International’s administration strategy and impact of SA’s retirement reform. Herman is a qualified actuary

Francis Wheeler

Head: Institutional Business

Francis Wheeler began his career in employee benefit investment consulting for the Liberty Group where he provided investment advice to the nationwide distribution division. In 2006, he joined RMB Asset Management and was responsible for client relations and business development. During this time he cultivated many strong relationships with both institutional and retail clients, with a specific focus on hedge funds and fixed interest products. Francis joined Fairtree in 2014 and is responsible for institutional business development.

Herman Sandrock

Head of Distribution

Herman joined Fairtree in 2015 and is currently the head of Distribution. He started his career as a pension and investment consultant before moving to Sanlam Life’s Specialist Solutions team. In 2005, Herman moved to the UK to develop a product strategy for the newly acquired Sanlam business in the UK. He held various executive roles, including head of Sales and Marketing and executive director of Sanlam Private Wealth. Herman returned to SA at the end of 2013 and joined Sanlam Glacier to explore several strategic initiatives, including reviewing Glacier International’s administration strategy and the impact of SA’s retirement reform. Herman holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Stellenbosch and is a qualified actuary. 

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.

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.