Team

Directors

Murray Winckler,
CA (SA) CFA

Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager

Before starting Laurium Capital in 2008, Murray was CEO of Deutsche Bank South Africa for 3 years. During his 9 years prior to his role as CEO, Murray held various positions at Deutsche SA including: Head of Global Markets (Debt and Equity) and Head of Research. During his tenure, Deutsche Bank held top ratings across all areas. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Murray was a Partner and industrial analyst with Ivor Jones Roy and Co. Murray holds a CA and CFA.

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Gavin Vorwerg,
CA (SA) CFA

Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager

Before moving back to South Africa to start Laurium Capital with Murray, he worked for Deutsche Bank (London) and was responsible for strategic equity structuring in Africa (including SA), Middle East, and Central Europe. He worked for Deutsche Securities SA before moving to London, and was responsible for equity structuring and derivatives in the equities business, and a member of the equities executive committee. Prior to the structuring side of the business, Gavin was an equity analyst, rated number 1 or 2 in Financial Mail in several sectors each year from 2000. Gavin holds a CA and CFA.

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Mark Preston,
CA (SA) CFA

Director

Mark joined Laurium in March 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. Before this, he worked for the Aveng Group where he assumed roles in financial management and corporate finance. Mark spent time in Bermuda gaining experience in the alternative investments industry after completion of his articles with Deloitte. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Science Honours in Finance degree and CFA.

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Brian Thomas,
CA (SA) FCA CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager & Retail Analyst

Brian joined Laurium in September 2017. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) in 1994. He qualified as a chartered accountant (CA (SA)) having completed his training at Deloitte in 1999. He joined Deutsche Bank in Johannesburg in 2000 and went on to run the South African equity sales desk. In 2008, Brian was promoted to managing director and relocated by Deutsche Bank to London where he headed the Central and Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) equity sales team. In 2013 Brian relocated to Cape Town and joined Coronation Fund Managers as the lead international client services fund manager, a role he fulfilled for 3.5 years. Brian is also a fellow of the Institute of chartered accountants of England & Wales (FCA) and holds a diploma in advanced South Africa banking law (Cum Laude) from the Rand Afrikaans university.

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Investment Team

Kevin Shein,
CA, CFA

Head Trader

Kevin joined Laurium in February 2009. He was at Bridge Capital in the corporate finance division where he was involved in a variety of valuation, listing, due diligence and corporate restructuring assignments. Kevin worked at Deutsche Bank London in the business Planning and Development division before joining Bridge Capital. He started his career as a forex trader at Anglo American. Kevin holds a CA and CFA.

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Paul Robinson,
Bsc MBA

Co-Portfolio Manager and Research Coordinator (Africa)

Paul joined Laurium in February 2009. He was at Ralk Capital, a Johannesburg-based hedge fund, for two and a half years. Before that he worked at Merrill Lynch in London and Citibank Dubai. He also spent 4 months at the University of Chicago on an MBA exchange programme. Paul holds a B.Sc and an MBA. Paul was promoted to a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Laurium Africa Funds in 2015.

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Dwayne Dippenaar,
CA (SA) CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager and Mining/Telcos Analyst

Dwayne joined Laurium in May 2015. Prior to joining Laurium, Dwayne, worked at Electus, a boutique asset manager which is part of Old Mutual Investment Group, where he was a research analyst for their GEMs and South Africa equity funds. Dwayne also spent time working for Berman Capital, a US retail long/short fund based in New York before joining Electus. Dwayne worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers on the audit and financial due diligence teams where he was involved in over 30 buy/sell side deals. Dwayne holds a CA and CFA. Dwayne was promoted to a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Laurium Equity Fund in 2019.

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Junaid Bray,
B. Bus. Sci (Finance Honours), CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager/Research Coordinator (SA)

Junaid joined Laurium in November 2019. Prior to joining Laurium, he was the Head of Equities at Argon Asset Management where he was responsible for the overall research output and portfolio management of over R15bn of equity funds. Junaid also spent 6 years in Abu Dhabi as a senior investment analyst. He began his career in asset management as a trainee analyst at Oasis Asset Management in 2003. He is a CFA Charterholder and has a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town.

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Matthew Pouncett,
CA (SA) CFA

Assistant-Portfolio Manager and Financial Analyst

Matthew joined Laurium in 2013. He served articles at Deloitte’s Johannesburg office in their financial institutions team servicing banking, insurance and private equity clients. After completing articles was seconded to Deloitte’s San Francisco’s office and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the beginning of 2013. Prior to joining Laurium, worked for Deloitte Corporate Finance’s Transaction Services team performing buy side due diligence reviews. Matthew was promoted to a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Laurium Hedge Funds in 2019. He holds a CA and CFA.

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Rob Oellermann,
CA (SA) CFA

Portfolio Manager

Rob joined Laurium in December 2020 as a portfolio manager. Prior to this he was a founding member of Tantalum Capital where he was CIO. He was the portfolio manager for the equity and multi-asset portfolios under both long only and hedge fund mandates. From 1997 to 2005 Rob was at Coronation Fund Managers. Initially, he was co-manager and then manager of the Coronation Consumer Growth Fund. He spent eighteen months in the Dublin and London offices of CFM, analysing European equities and managing the Coronation European Growth Fund. After his return to the Cape Town office in 2001 he was appointed as Head of Research, managed Coronation’s segregated institutional balanced portfolios and was direct portfolio manager for institutional equity mandates. Rob started his career in 1994 at  Allan Gray as a quantitative and fundamental equity analyst.

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Melanie Stockigt,
BCom (Hons), MCom

Portfolio Manager

Melanie joined Laurium in December 2020 as a portfolio manager focusing on the fixed income portfolios and contributing to the multi-asset portfolios. Melanie was a founding member of Tantalum Capital where for 15 years she was Head of Fixed Interest and the portfolio manager for the fixed income portfolios as well as contributing to the multi-asset portfolios. From 2002 to 2005 Melanie was at Coronation Fund Managers where she was head of the fixed interest team, managing fixed interest institutional and retail portfolios as well as the Strategic Income Fund. Melanie started her career in 1997 at Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank. Initially, she focused on interest rate and liquidity management before she moved to the Treasury Sales and Structuring Desk where she gained significant experience in structuring and marketing fixed income, credit and securitised products to institutional investors.

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Mike Lawrenson,
CA (SA) CFA

Resource Analyst

>Mike joined Laurium in December 2020 as a resource analyst. Prior to this he was a founding member of Tantalum Capital where he was Head of Research. He was primarily responsible for all resources exposure and was a portfolio manager on the equity side. From 1998 to 2005, Mike was at Coronation Fund Managers. Mike’s analyst responsibilities included the large cap industrial and resources shares. He also co-managed the Coronation Industrial Fund for two years and thereafter the Coronation Resources Fund for two years. Mike also managed some of Coronation’s segregated institutional conservative/balanced portfolios. Mike started his career in 1995 at Deutsche Bank in London where he worked on the European Money Market/Repo desk.

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Tinashe Hove,
CA (SA) CFA

Consumer Analyst

Tinashe joined Laurium on the internship program in January 2016. He completed his articles with Deloitte Johannesburg’s Financial Institutions services Team in December 2015, where he serviced clients in the banking, private equity and insurance industries. Tinashe holds a CA and CFA.

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Jovan Jackson,
CA (SA)

Analyst

Jovan joined Laurium in December 2020. Prior to this he was at Tantalum Capital from 2016 where he was an analyst. Jovan completed his articles at PwC in 2015, working in the financial services assurance group. After articles he completed an audit secondment in San Francisco and later returned to the Cape Town office, where he managed the audits of hedge funds and other financial services providers.

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Kailan Vandayar,
CA(SA)

Property Analyst and Trader

Kailan joined Laurium in January 2021 on our internship program. He completed his Charted Accountancy articles at Deloitte, within the Financial Institutions and Services Team. During his articles, Kailan gained exposure to a diverse portfolio of clients from the Asset Management, Banking and Private Equity Sectors. Kailan holds a Bcom and PGDip in Accounting Sciences from the University of Pretoria and is a CFA Level III Candidate.

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Shwebi Gqosha,
BSc

Fixed Income Analyst

Shwebi joined Laurium Capital in August 2021 as a Fixed Income Analyst. Prior to joining Laurium Capital, she served as an analyst at Cadiz Asset Management specialising in fixed interest markets. Shwebi holds an Information System qualification.

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Zodwa Mabena,
BSc

Internship, Analyst

Zodwa joined Laurium Capital in December 2021, prior to this she was an investment banking analyst at Absa where she was involved in both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions across various sectors. She began her career at Bravura Capital as a trainee corporate finance analyst in 2019. She holds Honours in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg and is a CFA candidate.

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Mpho Ngoma,
BSc

Internship, Analyst

Mpho joined Laurium in May 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town. Before joining Laurium he worked at Allan Gray as a trainee analyst. Mpho is also a fellow of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

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Business And Operations

Richard Lines,
CA (SA) CFA

Operations

Richard joined Laurium in November 2013 as Finance and Operations Manager. He completed his articles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2012 where he was exposed to a variety of listed companies both in the financial services and the consumer industry. Richard holds a CA and CFA.

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Portia Ngcobo,

Operations

Portia joined Laurium Capital in October 2019 and is an Operations Analyst to the investment team. Prior to joining the firm Portia was at Deutsche Bank for 5 years as a Senior Associate in the Global Prime Finance – Prime Broking Client Service.

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Tankiso Ngwenya,
BCOM Finance

Operations

Tankiso joined Laurium Capital in September 2020 as an Operations Analyst to the investment team. She started her career at Stanlib in 2017, moving to Deutsche Bank the same year on the young talent program working in Debt operations and then into the Trade support team for the Equities Business. Tankiso holds a BCom Finance degree.

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Sizipiwe Msimang,
BCOM, PGDip Accounting

Junior Analyst

Sizipiwe joined Laurium in November  2020 on our internship program. She completed her Chartered Accountancy (South Africa) articles at KPMG within the financial services audit division with primary focus on banking and real estate industries. She also served as a member of the Financial Engineering Group, a centre of excellence for banking, financial instrument valuation, hedge accounting and treasury risk management at KPMG. After completing her articles, she completed a three-month secondment program with Makosi Consulting in New York City, where she serviced the audits of asset managers in the real estate market. Sizipwe holds a BCom.

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Audrey Tanor,

Assistant to Investment Team

Audrey joined Laurium Capital in July 2015 and is the receptionist and assistant to the investment team. Prior to joining the firm Audrey was Personal Assistant and Trust Administrator for TMF Corporate Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd in the Structured Finance division.

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Vincent Mojapelo,

Operations

Vincent joined Laurium in February 2022 as an Operations Analyst to the investment team.Vincent has over 10 years’ experience in the stock-broking environment. He began his career in the IT environment at EOH & Imara S.P Reid and then moved onto offshore settlements where he was the Team leader of the offshore settlements team at Momentum Securities. He is currently pursuing a BSC Computer Science at UNISA.

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Business Development And Client Service

Kim Zietsman,
CFA

Head: South Africa Business Development and Marketing

Kim joined Laurium in September 2013 and is responsible for business development and marketing. Before that, Kim was CEO of StoneHouse Capital, a subsidiary of the Liberty Group. She spent 9 years at STANLIB, which is South Africa’s largest Unit Trust Company, where she held a variety of positions including Head of Offshore products and Head of the Unit Trust Company. Kim started her financial career at RMB Asset Management in 1998. Kim holds a CFA.

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Jaclyn Gardner,
BSc (Financial Management and Economics)

International Business Development

Jaclyn joined Laurium Capital in January 2015 and is responsible for international business development and marketing. Prior to joining the Firm, Jaclyn spent almost eight years at PineBridge investments on the hedge fund and private equity allocation side. Initially based in New York, Jaclyn moved to London in October 2011 to oversee the EMEA allocation on the hedge team and spearhead the investment initiatives into Africa. Jaclyn holds a B.S. in Corporate Finance & Accounting from Bentley University located right outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Michael Titley,
B. Bus. Sci (Finance Honours)

South Africa Business Development

Mike joined Laurium in 2018 in business development from the Laurium Cape Town office. Mike began his career at the newly established Ginsburg Asset Consulting in 2007 as an Investment Analyst. He grew with the business over 7 years to fulfil the role of Consultant to several large South African institutional Clients. In 2014, he joined Coronation as a Senior Client Associate within the Institutional Business Development team. In 2017 he took up the role of Business Development Fund Manager at Granate Asset Management. He was responsible for the growth and client servicing of the business. He holds a Business Science Honours degree in Finance.

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Victoria Gorman,
IMM

Office Manager

Victoria joined Laurium in August 2008 as office manager, before joining she was with Peresys for almost 5 years in Marketing. Victoria holds an IMM.

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Angela Ngcemu,
B. Bus. Sci

South Africa Business Development

Angela Joined Laurium Capital in April 2022, prior to this she was with Absa from 2018, where she was involved in the Investment and Stock selection committee in the Absa private client asset management team. She holds a Bachelor Business Science degree in Finance and Economics and is currently a CFA level 3 Candidate.

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