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03 November 2004 Angelo Coppola

African Harvest man moves to Nedcor.

Nedcor Retail Investments (NRI) has appointed Rowan Williams-Short as Chief Investment Officer of its London-based asset management team.

He will also oversee NRI's domestic investment operations, effective 1 January 2005.

Rowan qualified with BSc. (Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics) and BSc. Honours (Operations Research) degrees from the University of Cape Town, and a MSc. (Statistics) from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

From 1999 until recently, Rowan was the Chief Investment Officer (and Chief Executive Officer for one year) of African Harvest Fund Managers. Prior to joining African Harvest he spent almost six years, culminating as Chief Investment Officer, at Prudential Portfolio Managers (South Africa).

He began his working career in 1989 at Old Mutual Investments (now Old Mutual Asset Management), initially as a bond analyst and portfolio manager, before heading up their derivative research.

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