We're focused on investment excellence.

Our staff of over 170 professionals are firmly aligned behind our focus on achieving consistent investment excellence. Many of our people have stayed with us for many years, testament to our strong culture of ownership and responsibility. We also benefit from a flat management structure and our team-based approach allows our investment professionals to focus on what they do best - managing clients' savings.

A Team Approach

Our team and decision-making process are structured so that all of our buy and sell decisions are taken collectively. They are dedicated to achieving steady outperformance over time, and are backed by sophisticated analytical systems, data and the global expertise of our Prudential plc affiliates.

With over 400 years' cumulative experience, the entire team, including analysts and fund managers, actively debates each idea to buy or sell assets before being put to a vote.

This is a fundamental part of our risk management process.

 

Graham Mason

Chairman

B.Bus.Sc (Hons) Actuarial Science (University of Cape Town); B.A (Hons) Economics (University of Cape Town).

Graham has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Prudential South Africa since January 2010, after having been CEO since its establishment in 1994. He has 25 years’ experience in asset management. Prior to founding Prudential South Africa, Graham worked for Prudential Portfolio Managers in London on both the Japanese desk and in the Global Policy Unit. He also worked for Prudential Corporation Asia as the Head of Fund Management based in Hong Kong. Graham is currently Head of the Retail Investment Team for M&G Investments in London.

Graham chairs the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd. Board and is an attendee of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Chris Sickle

Executive Director

B.Com Accounting (University of the Western Cape); B.Acc.Sc (Hons) (University of South Africa); Chartered Accountant (SA)

Chris joined Prudential in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and will take over from Bernard Fick as Chief Executive Officer within the course of October 2021. He will primarily be responsible for all aspects of Prudential’s Southern African operations, including Namibia.

Chris is a member of the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd Board, Prudential Investment Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd Board, Prudential Portfolio Managers Life (SA) Ltd Board and Prudential Portfolio Managers Unit Trust Ltd Board. He is also a permanent attendee of the Board Audit Risk & Compliance Subcommittee and a member of the Social Ethics and Transformation Subcommittee and will be appointed as a member of the Remuneration Subcommittee (pending resolution approval). 

Prior to joining Prudential, Chris worked for Ernst & Young (EY) as the Regional Managing Partner in the Western Cape and was a member of the EY Africa Executive Board. Chris has over 22 years’ asset management experience, having worked closely with a number of the country’s leading asset managers in an audit and advisory capacity.  

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and practising woodwork.

Bernard Fick

Executive Director

B.Com Maths and Actuarial Science (Majors) (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries; Fellow of the Actuarial Society of SA

Bernard joined Prudential in 2008 as Head of Institutional Business and was appointed as CEO in 2010. In October 2021, Bernard will step down as CEO but will continue to be involved in the business while he hands over his responsibilities to Chris Sickle.

Bernard is a member of Prudential Portfolio Managers Life (SA) Ltd Board and Prudential Portfolio Managers Unit Trust Ltd Board. He is also an attendee of the Board Audit Risk & Compliance Subcommittee and the Social Ethics and Transformation Subcommittee and Remuneration Subcommittee.

Prior to joining Prudential, Bernard spent a number of years working in the asset consulting and pension fund industry. He started his career with Alexander Forbes in 1993 and moved to Namibia in 1996 where he was responsible for managing Alexander Forbes’ Namibian operations. In 2003 he was appointed as the Head of Alexander Forbes’ Asset Consulting Division.

When he’s not busy looking after the business, Bernard enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also a keen golfer, mountain-biker and enjoys travelling.

Bruce Grater

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Bus.Sc (Hons) (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (SA and England) (CFA Institute); member of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants and qualified for the Public Accountants and Auditors Board.

Bruce has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in South Africa and abroad. He is CEO and Portfolio Manager at Arkmore, a global investment advisory and asset managing consulting business he founded in 2003. Prior to this he worked for several years as a senior portfolio manager and investment analyst at Old Mutual Asset Managers, as well as an audit manager at Deloitte. 

Bruce is a member of the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd. Board, the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Prudential Portfolio Managers Life (SA) Ltd. Board.

David Knee

Chief Investment Officer

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

B.Sc Economics (London School of Economics, UK); M.Sc Economics (Birkbeck College, UK); Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

David joined Prudential in South Africa as Head of Fixed Income in December 2008, and became Chief Investment Officer in July 2016.

Alongside his CIO role, he is joint Portfolio Manager of several Prudential funds as well as a member of Prudential’s Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for actively determining asset weightings across our multi-asset funds.

David joined the Prudential Group in London as part of the Fixed Income Team in 1997, and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Prior to working at Prudential, he managed fixed income portfolios for another London-based asset manager, and in the early 1990s he was employed as a Fixed Income Economist for an investment bank.

Dr Sibs Moodley-Moore

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.A Honours (Simon Fraser University, Canada); M.A (Carleton University, Canada); PhD (University of Washington, USA); 1st year MBA (University of Connecticut, USA).

Subithra, or Sibs as she is affectionately known, joined the Prudential Board as a Non-executive Director in October 2013. She is Chair of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee, and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. She is currently a lecturer on South African politics and the on-site Director and Associate Professor of Global Studies for Trinity College, Hartford, USA, for their study abroad programme, at the University of Cape Town.

Prior to this, Sibs was an Executive Director at an asset management company in Cape Town for seven years, where she was responsible for recruitment, black empowerment and transformation, corporate social investment and mentorship programmes. She was also a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch from 1993-1999, and a Review Editor of Politikon, the South African Journal of Politics, from 1994-1997.

Linda Yanta

Independent Non-Executive Director

B Accountancy (University of Natal); Chartered Accountant (SA); Management Development Programme (Graduate Utility Institute, Stanford University, USA); Certified Internal Auditor; Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Linda is currently a Director in the Corporate Governance Services unit at SNG, and prior to joining in 2012 held management roles at Eskom: 10 years as General Manager - Assurance & Forensic, and six years as General Manager - Transmission Finance. He has also worked in financial management at Transnet and National Sorghum Brewery. 

Linda is a member of the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd. Board and chairs the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Pieter Hugo

Chief Client and Distribution Officer

B.Com Mathematics (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) ; Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa; General Management Program (Harvard Business School, USA).

Pieter joined Prudential as Managing Director of Prudential Unit Trusts and Head of Retail Business in May 2015 and was appointed as Chief Client and Distribution Officer in November 2019.

Prior to Prudential, Pieter was employed by Old Mutual since 1998 and served in a variety of roles spanning actuarial work, employee benefits, product development, and more recently senior management. In 2008 he became Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, and was the Deputy CEO of Old Mutual Wealth from 2011.

Sello Moloko

Non-Executive Director

B.Sc Honours in Mathematics (University of Leicester); Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Leicester); Advanced Management Programme (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Sello is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Thesele Group, Prudential’s black empowerment partner. Having worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years, he has a wealth of experience, particularly in the investment management and employee benefits sectors. Sello’s previous positions include CEO of Old Mutual Asset Managers, deputy CEO of Capital Alliance Asset Managers and National President of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals. He joined the Prudential Board of Directors as a non-executive director in March 2018.

Sello is a member of the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd. Board, the Remuneration Committee and an attendee of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Thabo Leeuw

Non-Executive Director

B.Com (Unizulu); BCompt (Hons) (Unisa); Management Advanced Programme (Wits Business School).

Thabo is an independent non-executive director of RFG and is also independent chairman of the Boards of Hulamin Limited and ICAS (Pty) Limited. In addition to the above independent roles, Thabo serves as a non-executive director to Vexila (Pty) Ltd, a Thesele Group portfolio company. Prior to establishing Thesele Group, Thabo worked at Cazenove South Africa, initially as an investment analyst and later as a corporate finance director in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions division.  

Thabo is a member of the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd Board and the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee.

Jonathan Willcocks

Non-executive Director

Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment; Chartered Wealth Manager.

Jonathan joined M&G Investments in February 2005 and is currently the Global Head of Distribution for M&G Group.  He serves as a member of the M&G Group Executive Committee, Chair of the M&G Group Global Distribution Committee, Director of M&G Investment Management Limited, Director of M&G Alternatives Investment Management Limited, President of M&G Investments (Americas) and Director of M&G Investments (Japan) and is Chairs the UK Investment Association Investment Funds Committee.

Jonathan began his career with Hambros Bank in the Investment Management Division in 1986. After moving into Investment Sales at Hambros Bank, he joined Prolific as Regional Sales Manager in 1993 where he was responsible for marketing mutual funds to intermediaries in East Anglia and West Midlands, in the UK. Following the merger with Aberdeen in 1997, Jonathan was appointed as Investment Sales Director, with additional responsibility for clients in London and Switzerland. He then moved to US investment house MFS in 2001 as Sales Director, where he was responsible for sales in the UK and Scandinavia.

Meagen Burnett

Non-executive Director

B.Bus.Sc (Hons) Finance (University of Cape Town), Chartered Accountant (SA); Certified Information Systems Auditor; Executive Innovation Program (Singularity University); Post Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Strategy.

Meagen joined M&G Plc in August 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, Investments.  She is accountable for the Global Investment deal execution, Operations, Fund services, Outsourced service oversight and delivery of change and transformation across the Investment business. She is also an Executive Director of M&G Investment Managers Ltd. (MAGIM) and M&G Alternative Investment Managers Ltd. (MAGAIM).

Prior to joining M&G Plc, Meagen worked for Prudential Investment Managers in South Africa as the Chief Operating Officer for eight years. With over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, Meagen has worked across multiple global jurisdictions in a number of Audit, IT Risk Management, Project, Operations and Executive leadership roles, including the UK and South Africa for JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and KPMG.

Chris Sickle

Executive Director

B.Com Accounting (University of the Western Cape); B.Acc.Sc (Hons) (University of South Africa); Chartered Accountant (SA)

Chris joined Prudential in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and will take over from Bernard Fick as Chief Executive Officer within the course of October 2021. He will primarily be responsible for all aspects of Prudential’s Southern African operations, including Namibia.

Chris is a member of the Prudential Portfolio Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd Board, Prudential Investment Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd Board, Prudential Portfolio Managers Life (SA) Ltd Board and Prudential Portfolio Managers Unit Trust Ltd Board. He is also a permanent attendee of the Board Audit Risk & Compliance Subcommittee and a member of the Social Ethics and Transformation Subcommittee and will be appointed as a member of the Remuneration Subcommittee (pending resolution approval). 

Prior to joining Prudential, Chris worked for Ernst & Young (EY) as the Regional Managing Partner in the Western Cape and was a member of the EY Africa Executive Board. Chris has over 22 years’ asset management experience, having worked closely with a number of the country’s leading asset managers in an audit and advisory capacity.  

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and practising woodwork.

Bernard Fick

Executive Director

B.Com Maths and Actuarial Science (Majors) (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries; Fellow of the Actuarial Society of SA

Bernard joined Prudential in 2008 as Head of Institutional Business and was appointed as CEO in 2010. In October 2021, Bernard will step down as CEO but will continue to be involved in the business while he hands over his responsibilities to Chris Sickle.

Bernard is a member of Prudential Portfolio Managers Life (SA) Ltd Board and Prudential Portfolio Managers Unit Trust Ltd Board. He is also an attendee of the Board Audit Risk & Compliance Subcommittee and the Social Ethics and Transformation Subcommittee and Remuneration Subcommittee.

Prior to joining Prudential, Bernard spent a number of years working in the asset consulting and pension fund industry. He started his career with Alexander Forbes in 1993 and moved to Namibia in 1996 where he was responsible for managing Alexander Forbes’ Namibian operations. In 2003 he was appointed as the Head of Alexander Forbes’ Asset Consulting Division.

When he’s not busy looking after the business, Bernard enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also a keen golfer, mountain-biker and enjoys travelling.

Daryl van Zyl

Head of Operations

Executive Director

Higher Diploma in Education: Financial Accounting (University of the Western Cape); B.Com (Hons): Business Administration (University of the Western Cape); Post Graduate Diploma: Management Practice (Graduate School of Business: University of Cape Town).

Daryl joined Prudential in March 2011 as Manager of Operations and in April 2019 was appointed as Head of Operations. He is currently responsible for maintaining Prudential’s operational environment and is also a member of the ASISA Technical & Operations Board sub-committee.

With 21 years’ industry experience, Daryl started his career at Old Mutual where he worked in various client servicing and operational roles, before moving to JP Morgan as Manager of Operations.

David Knee

Chief Investment Officer

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

B.Sc Economics (London School of Economics, UK); M.Sc Economics (Birkbeck College, UK); Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

David joined Prudential in South Africa as Head of Fixed Income in December 2008, and became Chief Investment Officer in July 2016.

Alongside his CIO role, he is joint Portfolio Manager of several Prudential funds as well as a member of Prudential’s Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for actively determining asset weightings across our multi-asset funds.

David joined the Prudential Group in London as part of the Fixed Income Team in 1997, and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Prior to working at Prudential, he managed fixed income portfolios for another London-based asset manager, and in the early 1990s he was employed as a Fixed Income Economist for an investment bank.

Israel Mqingwana

Head of Human Capital

B.A. (Hons) Industrial Psychology and Industrial Sociology (Rhodes University)

Israel joined Prudential in 2018 as Head of Human Capital. He is responsible for attracting new talent, managing the growth and development of Prudential’s staff and fostering a professional, vibrant and supportive corporate culture. He is also a permanent attendee of the Social Ethics and Transformation subcommittee.

Prior to joining Prudential, Israel worked in a variety of human resources and organisational development roles for some of the country’s leading multinationals, such as Unilever and SAB Miller. He also held executive roles at RCL Foods, SC Johnson and more recently Sodia Consulting.

In his spare time Israel enjoys playing golf, strumming his guitar and is an aspiring fine-art connoisseur.

Kerry Horsley

Head of Risk and Compliance

B.A LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal); Certificate in Compliance Management LLM (University Cape Town)

Kerry joined Prudential in 2010 and is currently the Head of Risk and Compliance. She is responsible for governance, which includes: regulatory compliance; operational risk management; the legal function; control insurance and responsible investment.

Kerry is a member of the Prudential Executive Committee and the Investment Risk Management Committee. She is also a permanent attendee at all of the Prudential (SA) Group’s Board meetings and Board Subcommittee meetings.

Prior to joining Prudential, Kerry worked for various financial services providers in a range of compliance and risk management roles. She has extensive industry experience having been involved in the financial services industry since 1996.

Pieter Hugo

Chief Client and Distribution Officer

B.Com Mathematics (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) ; Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa; General Management Program (Harvard Business School, USA).

Pieter joined Prudential as Managing Director of Prudential Unit Trusts and Head of Retail Business in May 2015 and was appointed as Chief Client and Distribution Officer in November 2019.

Prior to Prudential, Pieter was employed by Old Mutual since 1998 and served in a variety of roles spanning actuarial work, employee benefits, product development, and more recently senior management. In 2008 he became Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, and was the Deputy CEO of Old Mutual Wealth from 2011.

Sumayya Davenhill

Head of Marketing and Retail Client Services

Post Graduate Marketing and Advertising (Red & Yellow School)

Sumayya joined Prudential in 2012 and is currently the Head of Marketing and Retail Client Services. She is responsible for the brand, overseeing all of Prudential’s marketing and advertising activities as well as the retail client experience enabled by the retail Client Services Team. Sumayya also looks after the direct retail client’s distribution strategy.

Prior to joining Prudential, Sumayya worked for Old Mutual Investment Group as the Head of Marketing where she was responsible for the full suite of investment companies within the Group. She has a wealth of advertising and marketing experience, having worked on brands such as Quaystone Asset Management and Nedbank earlier in her career.

In her spare time, Sumayya enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with her family and is an avid interior designer.

Valdon Theron

Head of Institutional Business

MBA (University of Stellenbosch); B.Sc (University of Stellenbosch) ; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Valdon joined Prudential in 2009 and was appointed as Head of Institutional Business later in the same year. He is responsible for managing relationships with all of Prudential’s institutional clients and is also a member of the Prudential Investment Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd Board.

Prior to joining Prudential, Valdon held a similar role at Investec Asset Management. He has a wealth of experience, having started his career in the insurance industry in 1996 where he worked in various areas, including: actuarial valuations, product management, marketing and strategy.

In his spare time, Valdon enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working on his golf swing and playing fives football.

David Knee

Chief Investment Officer

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

B.Sc Economics (London School of Economics, UK); M.Sc Economics (Birkbeck College, UK); Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

David joined Prudential in South Africa as Head of Fixed Income in December 2008, and became Chief Investment Officer in July 2016.

Alongside his CIO role, he is joint Portfolio Manager of several Prudential funds as well as a member of Prudential’s Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for actively determining asset weightings across our multi-asset funds.

David joined the Prudential Group in London as part of the Fixed Income Team in 1997, and transferred to the South African office at the end of 2008. Prior to working at Prudential, he managed fixed income portfolios for another London-based asset manager, and in the early 1990s he was employed as a Fixed Income Economist for an investment bank.

Aadil Omar

Head of Equity Research

B.Com (Hons) (Cum Laude) Investment Management and Finance (University of Pretoria); Masters in Finance (INSEAD). Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

With 15 years’ investment management experience, Aadil joined Prudential in July 2013 as an Equity Analyst, where he was responsible for equity research on the Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical, Hospitals and Media sectors.

In August 2018 he relocated to London to join a global equity hedge fund, before returning to Prudential in January 2020 as the Head of Equity Research and a member of our Equity Portfolio Management team. He now contributes to the management of Prudential’s Houseview equity portfolios and is also the joint Portfolio Manager of the Prudential SA Equity Fund.

Prior to joining Prudential, Aadil spent three years in Equity Research at Macquarie, where he covered the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Telecommunications sectors. He previously worked in Corporate Finance and Advisory at Nedbank Capital.

Chris Wood

Portfolio Manager

BSc Civil Engineering (University of Cape Town); MBA (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Chris joined Prudential in 2004 as an Industrial Analyst and was appointed as a Portfolio Manager in 2005. From 2013 to early 2018, he served as Prudential’s Head of Equity where he was primarily responsible for overseeing all equity research. He is currently a Senior Portfolio Manager and jointly responsible for managing the Prudential SA Equity and Equity Funds (of which the latter has won several Raging Bull and Morningstar Awards under his management), as well as a number of institutional mandates within Prudential’s Core equity offering. Chris is also responsible for research on the Food, Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Media and Telecommunications sectors.

Prior to asset management, Chris started his career as a Civil Engineer, working both locally and overseas, before completing his MBA in 1999, which prompted the move into financial services. He currently has 20 years’ industry experience.

Gareth Bern

Head of Fixed Income

BBus Sc Finance (University of Cape Town); BComm (Hons) Accounting (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Gareth joined Prudential in 2004 as a Credit Analyst and was appointed as Head of Fixed Income in 2018. He is also the joint Portfolio Manager of the Prudential High Yield Bond Fund as well as being responsible for overseeing Prudential’s fixed-income institutional mandates.

Prior to joining Prudential, Gareth completed his articles at Ernst & Young and qualified as a CA (SA) in 2003. After spending part of 2004 working in the asset management division of Ernst & Young’s New York office, he returned to South Africa and joined Prudential.

When he’s not busy looking after Prudential’s fixed-income mandates, Gareth enjoys reading a good book and is passionate about cross fit.

Kaitlin Byrne

Portfolio Manager

B.Acc (Stellenbosch); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Kaitlin joined Prudential in May 2015. As an Equity Analyst, she is primarily responsible for covering South African and African stocks within the Gaming and Leisure sector.

Prior to joining Prudential, Kaitlin completed her articles at Ernst & Young, where she was responsible for auditing companies in the Finance, Gaming and Leisure, Real Estate and Manufacturing sectors. She currently has five years of industry experience.

Leonard Krüger

Portfolio Manager

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Mathematics (University of Pretoria); Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Leonard joined Prudential in October 2020. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of the Prudential Balanced, Inflation Plus, SA Equity and Target Income Funds, as well as the Namibian Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds.

With 14 years of dedicated investment management experience, Leonard spent the first three years of his career as an actuarial analyst at Liberty Life, before joining Allan Gray as an equity analyst in 2007. During his investment career he has covered a wide variety of companies and sectors. In 2014, he started managing a portion of the Allan Gray Equity and Balanced Funds, and from 2015 a portion of the Allan Gray Stable Fund (across all asset classes) as well as all of Allan Gray’s legacy segregated private client equity portfolios. 

Michael Moyle

Head of Multi-Asset

Masters Engineering Mechanics (University of Texas, USA); MBA (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Michael joined Prudential in 2007 and is currently the Head of Multi-Asset and a senior fund manager. He is primarily responsible for determining the asset allocation in Prudential’s multi-asset mandates.

Prior to joining Prudential, Michael started his career as part of a team of engineers tasked with helping NASA redesign the infamous O-ring. After returning to South Africa, he worked at one of the country’s leading investment managers where he focused on portfolio risk and construction.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys reading, going to the gym and is also an avid cyclist.

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Roshen Harry

Portfolio Manager

B.Comm (Rhodes University); Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (Rhodes University); CA (SA) and CFA.

Roshen joined Prudential in May 2006 and is the joint Portfolio Manager of several Prudential funds, including the Enhanced Income, High Interest, Income and Money Market Funds.

With 19 years of investment experience, prior to joining Prudential Roshen completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche before joining Rand Merchant Bank in their Risk and Compliance division.

Ross Biggs

Head of Equity

BBusSc Finance (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Ross has 19 years of dedicated experience in investment management, having joined Prudential in 2001 as an Equity Analyst, progressing to Portfolio Manager and then Head of Equity in February 2020.

He is the joint-Portfolio Manager of several Prudential funds, including the Prudential SA Equity and Dividend Maximiser Funds, with the latter having won several Raging Bull and Morningstar Awards for performance. As Head of Equity, Ross is responsible for overseeing the management of Prudential’s Houseview equity portfolios, as well as a portfolio of specialist Select Equity mandates for institutional clients. He is also the lead Portfolio Manager for our African Equity mandates.

Prior to joining Prudential, Ross completed his articles with Andersen in 2000, where he focused on external audit, due diligence and investigative work across a range of sectors, both in South Africa and the USA.

Sandile Malinga

Portfolio Manager

BSc Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science (University of the Witwatersrand); Student member of the Faculty of Actuaries.

Sandile joined Prudential in 2013 as a member of the fixed-income team, and later joined the multi-asset team in 2018. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of several Prudential funds, including the Prudential Money Market, Income, High Interest, Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds. His role involves providing analytical and economic support to our multi-asset and fixed-interest investment process. He is also a member of the Prudential Asset Allocation Committee.

With 13 years’ industry experience, Sandile previously worked for Investec Asset Management as a fixed interest dealer and analyst. He also served as portfolio manager on large institutional fixed interest client mandates with liability immunization objectives.

Simon Kendall

Portfolio Manager

BSc. Engineering (University of Natal); B.Com Economics and Quantitative Management (University of South Africa); Masters in Business Leadership (University of South Africa); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Simon joined Prudential in 2012 as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst in the Resources sector. He currently responsible for managing Prudential’s institutional mandates within the Resources sector, with the Mining and Resources Fund that he manages having won Raging Bull Awards in 2013 and 2014.

With 22 years of experience, Simon has worked in a range of roles across the mining and asset management industries. Prior to joining Prudential, Simon served as a Mining Analyst for RMB Morgan Stanley where he specialised in precious metals.  

Yusuf Mowlana

Portfolio Manager

B.Bus.Sc Finance (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Accountant; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

Yusuf joined Prudential in October 2018. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of the Prudential Equity Fund and the Portfolio Manager of the Property and Enhanced SA Property Tracker Funds. He is also responsible for the property allocations within Prudential’s multi-asset funds as well as equities for Namibian clients.

Yusuf joined Prudential from Allan Gray where he spent five years as an investment analyst, covering companies across various sectors, with a special focus on listed property. He currently has eight years’ industry experience. 

Pieter Hugo

Managing Director of Prudential Unit Trusts

B.Com Mathematics (University of Stellenbosch); Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK); Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa; General Management Program (Harvard Business School, USA).

Pieter joined Prudential as Managing Director of Prudential Unit Trusts and Head of Retail Business in May 2015.

Prior to Prudential, Pieter has been employed at Old Mutual since 1998 in a variety of roles spanning actuarial work, employee benefits, product development, and more recently senior management. In 2008 he became Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, and was the Deputy CEO of Old Mutual Wealth from 2011.

Heidi Dreyer

Head of Corporate Sales

RPE Equities (South African Institute of Financial Markets); Diploma in Marketing Management (University of Cape Town); Member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets.

Heidi joined Prudential in August 2007 as Head of Corporate Sales and is responsible for the business development of the Corporate Retail market. She has worked in the asset management industry since 1993 in a business development and consulting role, providing consulting services to the unit trust industry association and to retirement fund trustees.

Heidi is a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM), holds the SAIFM RPE Equities and has a Diploma in Marketing Management from UCT.

Hamilton van Breda

Head of Retail Sales and Distribution

B.Soc.Sc; LLB (University of Cape Town); Post Graduate Diploma in Tax; Certified Financial Planner

Hamilton is responsible for managing relationships with Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs), as well as retail client service and expanding Prudential’s presence in the retail market.

Hamilton joined Prudential in 2001 and has 24 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He has worked at various LISPs and asset managers in legal, advisory and sales positions, having started his career in 1993.  

Abby Petersen

Business Development Manager

RFP 1 and 2

Abby joined Prudential in 2000 as a Business Development Manager. She is primarily responsible for servicing financial advisers within the Gauteng region.

Prior to joining Prudential, Abby worked for another large asset manager and has over 30 years of industry experience.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and making new experiences.

Heloise Seal

Business Development Manager

National Certificate in Financial Markets & Instruments (NQF Level 6); RFP 1, 2 and 3.

Heloise joined Prudential in 2002 as a Business Development Manager. She is primarily responsible for sales within the Free State, Northern Cape and Western Cape regions.

Prior to joining Prudential, Heloise worked for a number of large asset managers and LISPs, and has over 30 years of industry experience.

In her spare time, she enjoys making memory bears and quilts, singing and playing the guitar.

Leigh Visser

Business Development Manager

National Certificate in Financial Markets & Instruments (NQF Level 6); RFP 1, 2 and 3.

Leigh joined Prudential in 2002 as a Business Development Manager. She is primarily responsible for sales within the KwaZula-Natal region.

Prior to joining Prudential, Leigh worked for two large asset managers and has over 35 years of industry experience.

In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time on the beach and in the bush.

Maryke Sage

Business Development Manager

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning: Specialising in Estate Planning, Financial Markets, Risk Management and Portfolio Management

Maryke joined Prudential in 1999 as a Business Development Manager. She is primarily responsible for servicing financial advisers within the Western Cape region.

Prior to joining Prudential, Maryke worked for another large investment company and Independent Financial Advisory firm, and has over 20 years of industry experience.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, doing puzzles and spending time in the garden.

Miranda van Rensburg

Regional Sales Manager: Gauteng

B.Sc Engineering (University of Pretoria); M.Sc Engineering (University of Witwatersrand); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Miranda joined Prudential in 2016 as the Regional Sales Manager. Her primary role involves overseeing sales within the Gauteng region and providing ongoing support to financial advisers.

Miranda has 16 years’ experience in the investment management arena, including business development, manager research, portfolio management and asset consulting to large pension funds.

In her spare time she enjoys a good meal, traveling with her family and is also an avid runner.

Phillip Jacobs

Business Development Manager

National Certificate in Wealth Management, Level 5, Inseta.

Phillip joined Prudential in 2008 as a Business Development Manager. He is primarily responsible for retail sales in the Eastern and Southern Cape and Border regions.

Prior to joining Prudential, Phillip worked for various major finance businesses in South Africa in both managerial and sales capacities, and has over 25 years of industry experience.

When he’s not busy looking after his panel of advisers, Phillip is a passionate supporter of Formula 1.

Ronen Yudelowitz

Business Development Manager

Chartered Financial Planner (CFP); Advanced Chartered Financial Planner: Asset types, Investment planning and Principles of Portfolio Planning and Management (University of the Free State); B.Com Economics and Management (UNISA).

Ronen joined Prudential in 2005 as a Business Development Manager. He is primarily responsible for servicing financial advisers within the Gauteng region.

Prior to joining Prudential, Ronen worked as a Financial Adviser and Broker Consultant in the life industry and has 18 years of industry experience.

In his spare time, Ronen enjoys playing a round of golf, running and cross fit.

Rushil Jaga

Investment Specialist

B.Bus.Sc (Finance Honours) (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

Rushil joined Prudential in 2017 as an Investment Specialist within the Corporate Sales Team. He is primarily responsible for looking after the discretionary fund management (DFM) and multi-manager market segments.

Rushil has 13 years’ experience in the asset management industry having previously worked as a Senior Investment Analyst within the multi-management space.

In his spare time Rushil enjoys keeping fit by boxing and playing football. He also has a keen interest in travel and experiencing other cultures.

Shanneli Boshoff

Business Development Manager

B.Bus.Sc (Hons) Actuarial Science (University of the Free State)

Shanneli joined Prudential in 2019 as a Business Development Manager. She is primarily responsible for retail sales and managing client relationships within the Pretoria, North West and Secunda regions.

Prior to joining Prudential, Shanneli worked for a large South African bank as a junior analyst, where she spent most of her time coding. She was responsible for building a model used to value the cost of incorrect client data.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching true-crime documentaries and fashion.

Yolandi Olivier

Business Development Manager

Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning: Specialising in Portfolio Planning and Management, Asset Types and Investment Planning

Yolandi joined Prudential in 2011 as a Business Development Manager. She is primarily responsible for retail sales in the Pretoria, North West, Mpumalanga and Polokwane regions.

Prior to joining Prudential, Yolandi worked for two of the country’s leading asset managers as an Investment Specialist, and has over 18 years of industry experience.

In her spare time, Yolandi enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, reading a good book as well as cooking and painting.

Zyron Melton

Investment Specialist

B.Comm (University of Stellenbosch); Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement™ (CFA Institute)

Zyron joined Prudential in 2015 as an Institutional Business Development Analyst and moved to the Corporate Sales Team as a Client Relationship Manager in 2017. He is primarily responsible for looking after the discretionary fund management (DFM) and multi-manager market segments.

Prior to joining Prudential, Zyron worked for a fund administrator as a Team Leader in the Hedge Fund Accounting Division, where he was responsible for servicing some of the country’s largest hedge fund houses.

In his spare time Zyron enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, travelling and playing fives football.

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