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Excelsia builds record with hedge strategies

Rajay Ambekar and Richard Middleton at Excelsia Capital in Cape Town are advising on two hedge fund strategies, a long/short fund and a market-neutral...

Rozendal takes partnership approach

Cape Town-based Rozendal Partners is taking a partnership approach with clients as it seeks to deliver superior long-term returns over time, applying a flexible,...

Forging an effective identity

Knowing your competitive advantage, sticking to your investment strategy, staying on top of technological innovation and communicating with your investors – these were just...

Trident prepares credit portfolio

Cape Town-based Trident Capital is raising capital for the Trident Capital BCFS Premium Income Fund, a low-risk credit portfolio that focuses exclusively on lending...

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ASOC preps second distressed fund

Africa Special Opportunities Capital (ASOCapital) will be raising capital from mid-year for its second fund, a special opportunities private equity fund that seeks to...

X-Chequer delivers in tough year

After a “bittersweet” 2018, Werner Prinsloo and his team at X-Chequer Fund Management are looking forward to the next 12 months

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Mixed fortunes for African indices

MSCI FM Africa Index dips 0.42% in April

SA assets contract in tough year

Assets in South African hedge funds came in at R66.28 billion as at the end of 2018, a 3.17% decrease on the year before, according HedgeNews Africa research, with the overall numbers mask a year of change for the industry

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Trident prepares credit portfolio

Cape Town-based Trident Capital is raising capital for the Trident Capital BCFS Premium Income Fund, a low-risk credit portfolio that focuses exclusively on lending...

ASOC preps second distressed fund

Africa Special Opportunities Capital (ASOCapital) will be raising capital from mid-year for its second fund, a special opportunities private equity fund that seeks to...

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Du Plessis joins Laurium team

Ex-Prescient man Jean-Pierre du Plessis has joined Laurium Capital, bringing more than 20 years’ experience, predominantly focused on fixed income

Hathorn grows role at Maitland

Global family office, administration and advisory firm Maitland has appointed David Hathorn as deputy chairman with effect from February 1, 2019 as part of...

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