About

HedgeNews Africa is the most timely, accurate and independent source of information covering the alternative investment space across the emerging African continent and the South African hedge fund industry.

We reach a targeted market of hedge fund managers, alternative asset managers, investors and other key industry players. We have both a national and a global clientele and aim at providing them with the most informative and relevant information around the world of hedge funds and alternative assets, with the most comprehensive database of funds investing in Africa.

We value our longstanding relationships with top-tier commercial partners as we provide news, data and market intelligence to the industry.

Gwyneth Roberts

Gwyneth co-founded FundNews Africa, the publishers of HedgeNews Africa, in mid-2009, and oversees all editorial and event programming.

Prior to launching HNA, she was the founding editor of AfricaHedge, the monthly newsletter published by HedgeFund Intelligence, part of the EuroMoney group. She developed the group’s coverage of the growing African alternative asset community, with an initial focus on South Africa’s hedge fund industry.

Gwyneth joined HedgeFund Intelligence in 2005, working previously as the deputy editor or AsiaHedge, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that she spent seven years at the South China Morning Post, most recently at the editor of the paper’s weekly investment section, Sunday Money.

She has a BA (English, Fine Arts) and a post-graduate diploma in journalism, both from Rhodes University.

Mark Caldwell

Mark Caldwell is a founding partner of HedgeNews Africa. Mark has had a long career in the journalism and publishing industry, and is a founding director of a Hong Kong-based company that provides media and communications services to blue-chip multinationals.

Mark has worked for a number of newspapers and magazines around the world and was an editor with the Time Warner group in Hong Kong from 1997 to 2003.

He has a B.Journ degree (Rhodes University, South Africa, 1983).

Lindsay Mitchell

Lindsay is the operations and events manager of FundNews Africa, with administrative oversight of all events, publications and products. She joined the team in 2011, initially as the events manager for the HedgeNews Africa Symposium and Awards.

She has indepth knowledge of the alternative asset management industry, having worked previously at Investment Data Services (now the Sanne Group) for four years.

She has a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA from Stellenbosch University.

Carl Erasmus

Carl joined FundNews Africa in 2020 as our junior data and research analyst.

He has a BCom Management Science from Stellenbosch University (2015-2018) and is studying towards a post-graduate diploma in financial planning (CFP).