Wicliff Damaseb, ERP, FRM
Chief Investment Officer
Wicliff has a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering with Honours (UCT), M.Sc. Financial Mathematics (UCT) and has worked in the traditional (equities, bonds and unit trusts) and alternative (multi strategy fund of hedge fund) investment sectors in New York, Johannesburg and Cape Town. He started his career in New York with Octane Research Inc (AUM $ 1.3 bill at peak) as a quant analyst and was later involved in qualitative, top down investment analysis and the creation of new products. He is also an Energy Risk Professional (ERP) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
Wicliff is registered as a Key individual and Representative of Aequalis.
Bruce Anderson CA(SA)
Head Of Research and Risk
Bruce graduated from UCT with a BCom in 1976 and qualified as a CA(SA) in 1981 following articles with Arthur Young in Cape Town. He spent 4 years at Irvin & Johnson as Financial Controller and then joined Fairheads Trust as Portfolio Manager in 1986. In his 20 years with Fairheads he managed a variety of funds including segregated pension and provident funds, various unit trusts, an international fund incorporating a composite hybrid fund of funds and direct equity mandate as well as segregated portfolio's for high net worth clients. Bruce was a director of Fairheads Holdings, Fairheads Trust and Fairheads Asset Managers. In this time Bruce gained extensive experience across all asset classes and Fairheads Asset Managers twice headed the Alexander Forbes Manager Watch survey of retirement fund managers during his tenure as CIO.
In 2007 Fairheads disposed of their interest in Fairheads Asset Managers (AUM R 3.2 bill at peak). Bruce remained with the company as a director and filled a number of roles including CIO and CEO. In November 2010 Bruce joined the Flagship Investment Team to concentrate on the provision of segregated portfolio services to high net worth clients.
Bruce is registered as a Key individual and Representative of Aequalis.