STANLIB to invest further in Equity franchise

20 June 2016 Seelan Gobalsamy, STANLIB
Seelan Gobalsamy, CEO of STANLIB.

Seelan Gobalsamy, CEO of STANLIB.

STANLIB has drawn from its depth of talent, competence and experience in its investment team to make enhancements in the best interests of its customers. These enhancements are in line with its proven operating model, which has now been successfully operating for five years. The specialist investment model offers a clear focus on client outcomes through line of sight and accountability of the investment professionals.

STANLIB has consolidated its equity products and mandates into a single equity franchise to enhance its specialist South African equity franchise. Herman van Velze, who is currently Head of Investments and co-manages the Multi Asset Franchise, will lead the Equity franchise from October 2016 and continue in his role as Head of Investments. Herman has more than 23 years of portfolio management experience focused on balanced and South African equity portfolios.

Herman will be supported by Theo Botha, who has more than 22 years industry experience in various research and equity portfolio management roles. Under their expertise and experience, STANLIB plans to grow and further strengthen the equity franchise. The franchise will draw on the output from STANLIB’s seasoned research team.

“Our investment professionals combined have more than 1200 years of investment experience which offers us a deep pool of talent when it comes to making changes to our business,” says Seelan Gobalsamy, STANLIB CEO.

STANLIB’s Multi-Asset Franchise will continue to be led by Robin Eagar, who has been co-head of the franchise with Herman since 2010. Robin has more than 18 years of investment experience having started at STANLIB in 2005. Robin leads an experienced team which has a proven track record.

The Multi-Asset team includes senior portfolio manager, Warren Buhai who has 15 years of industry experience. The portfolio managers are Anwaar Wagner and Kobus Nell who have 17 and 7 years’ experience, respectively.

“We have highly experienced investment teams within the various franchises that have delivered credible investment performance over time. We believe this leaves us well placed to successfully grow our equities franchise,” says Gobalsamy.

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