Dr. Manas Bapela | CEO/CIO
M Sc (Mathematics) cum laude Ph D (Mathematics) University of Pretoria, Global Investment Risk Management (Said Business School, Oxford University) UK
Manas has over 17 years experience. This includes lecturing, investment analysis, and managing portfolios across all asset classes including derivatives.
Thabi Leoka | Economic Strategist
PhD & M Sc (Economics) London School of Economics, UK
MA (International Economics) Wits University (first-class and recipient of a Merit award), BA (Wits University)
Thabi is our Economic Strategist, reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. She provides important input into the work of our Macro Desk (multi asset and fixed income teams).
Kyle Hulett, CFA | Deputy CIO & Head of Multi Asset Class
B Bus Sc (Actuarial Science) UCT
Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries, FFA (UK)
Kyle has over 16 years of investment experience and is an accomplished money manager.
Junaid Bray, CFA | Head of Equities
B Bus Sc (Finance) UCT
Junaid has 14 years’ investment management experience. He joined Argon in 2014 after spending nearly 6 years in Abu Dhabi as a Senior Investment Analyst.
Krishna Sathee | Head of Fixed Income
B Sc Hons (Statistics) UNISA
Krishna has over 20 years of fixed income investment management experience from firms including Allan Gray, African Harvest Fund Managers & Trilinear Investment Managers. He has held positions of fixed income trader, analyst and portfolio manager.
Tobias Brandt, CFA | Portfolio Manager Multi Asset Class
B Sc (Applied Mathematics & Physics)
B Sc Hons (Applied Mathematics) UCT
Tobias joined Argon in August 2012. He has international investment industry experience from the world's largest hedge fund group, Man Group PLC.
Janine Pein, CA (SA) | Credit Analyst
B Com, B com (Hons) University of Witwatersrand, CA (SA)
Janine Pein joined the Argon Fixed Income team as a Credit Analyst in June 2016. Apart from working closely with the Fixed Income and the Multi-Asset Class teams, Janine's responsibilities will also include making technical inputs into the Argon Credit Committee.
Mohamed Shafee Loonat, CA (SA), CFA | Portfolio Manager and Equities Analyst
B.Com Economics Major (WITS), B.Compt Honours (Accounting) (UNISA), Advanced Taxation Certificate (UNISA), Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance (IIBI)
Mohamed began his career at Alliance Capital Management in August 1998 as an Equity Research Analyst.
Dudu Tembo | Portfolio Manager and Equities Analyst
BSc Hons (Engineering) University of Newcastle upon Tyne, M Sc & DIC, Imperial College, London University, UK
Dudu started her investment career as an equity analyst 16 years ago at Investec, followed by a role as a fixed income risk analyst at Gensec Asset Management. She joined African Harvest Fund Managers soon after inception and spent nearly six years as a member of the equity team.
Mark Ansley | Portfolio Manager and Equities Analyst
B Com Hons (UCT)
Mark joined Argon Asset Management in March 2016. He has over 22 years investment industry experience acquired at Old Mutual, Prudential, African Harvest, Cadiz and Citadel, where he held various roles, starting off as a dealer across all asset classes and later taking on the responsibilities of equity analysis and portfolio management.
Mpho Matlala | Equities Analyst
B Com (Information Systems) UCT, B Com Hons (Financial Analysis & Portfolio Management) UCT
Mpho was a rated sell side Equities Analyst with approximately 10 years investment industry experience.
Siseko Joxo | Equities Dealer
B Com (Accounting), UWC
Siseko participated in our Graduate Development Programme, presented in partnership with our offshore partner, Schroders Investment Management.
Mbalenhle Mthombeni | Trainee Investment Analyst
B Com (Financial Accountancy) North West University (NWU), Current candidate B Com Honours Accounting (NWU)
Mbali is a 23 year old graduate from Three Rivers, in the Vaal. Her interest in community development has led her to participate in blood donation drives, outreach programmes in children’s facilities and active involvement in her local church.
Lebohang Mofokeng | Trainee Investment Analyst
BTech: Metallurgical Engineering (cum laude) UJ, National Diploma (Metallurgical Engineering) cum laude
Lebohang is a 23 year old graduate from Welkom. He describes himself as a nerd and enjoys gaming, computing and problem solving. He has numerous achievements under his belt including earning 20 distinctions (3 distinctions at B Tech and 17 distinctions at ND levels).
Litha Madabane | Trainee Investment Analyst
B Tech Management (Financial Management, Quantitative & Strategic Management) cum laude, National Diploma in Economics (NMMU)
Litha is a 22 year old graduate from Mthatha with interests ranging from problem solving to athletic sports and travelling. She is currently expanding her knowledge in the investments field by studying towards a Wealth Management qualification.
Hope Sono | Trainee Investment Analyst
B Com Finance & Investments (WITS), B Com Honours Investment Management (UJ)
Hope is a 23 year old graduate from Giyani. Her full merit colours in Matric earned her various academic awards including top learner at Gr 12 in her school and top learner in the Mopani District for Business Studies.
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Graduate Development Programme
The Graduate Development Programme is aimed at developing new talent by exposing new graduates to the investment management industry.