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Creating, nurturing and sustaining generational growth

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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

Chantelle Baptise

Retail & DFM Partnerships BDM - South

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.

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

Ryan Jamieson

Head: Retail Sales (North & KZN)​

Ryan Jamieson has been involved in various roles within the financial services industry for over two decades. He joined Momentum in 1998 on the Technical Advisory Desk. At Momentum (over a period of 15 years), he was responsible for investment marketing, sales and distribution of the suite of investment capabilities that included funds, share portfolios, structured products, protection strategies and annuities. He led the national team of Investment Specialists at Momentum, served on Group Investment Committees and looked after Marketing and Sales for several years. He also compiled and presented market and economic insights, as well as investment house-views and asset class strategies. He regularly engaged with the media and was often on radio and television. Ryan also worked at Investec Asset Management, where he continued to be involved in the sales, marketing and distribution of the Investec fund range. He returned to Momentum and his last position in the MMI Group was Head of Wealth Management – where he was responsible for the full integration of the investment philosophy, house-views, fund solutions and wealth management proposition of the Momentum under-licence Channel

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 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.

Anne- Marie

Retail & DFM Partnerships BDM - South

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.

Jacobus Lacock

Portfolio Manager​

Jacobus Lacock joined Fairtree in 2011 where he is a fixed income portfolio manager. He co-manages the alternative fixed income strategy with Ian Millard. Prior to joining the fixed income team in 2016, Jacobus was co-portfolio manager on the multi strategy team responsible for capital and asset allocation across strategies. Prior to Fairtree, Jacobus spend 5 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in London where he was the UK head of fixed income and currency product management. At GSAM Jacobus built and monitored global and emerging market interest rate solutions. Jacobus Lacock is a CFA charterholder and has a B Comm (Hons) degree in Economics at the University of Stellenbosch.