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Protea steps out on its own

Fairtree Asset Management and Protea Capital Management have announced that, after an intensive nine-month process, the FSCA has granted Protea its own FSP licence

Mergence makes solar strides

Investment by Mergence on behalf of the GIPF, with full and equal PDN participation, signals further localisation of the solar industry

Renander joins forces with Duet

Renander’s fund is Duet’s first Africa multi-asset hedge fund strategy, offering hedged exposure across the continent via fixed income and equity opportunities

Aurum Isis approved by FSCA

Aurum, the specialist global investment manager focused on selecting hedge funds, has had its Aurum Isis Dollar Fund approved by South Africa’s Financial Sector...

Optis focuses on the long term

Van Wyngaarden’s unconstrained global investment thesis is based on identifying high-conviction positions that he holds for a number of years, combined with being defensive during market meltdowns

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...

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

Badsha targets different sources of return

Bulent Badsha at Sanlam Alternative Investments sees his long-volatility global macro opportunities fund as an important addition to a diversified investment portfolio, offering a...

Muhu multi-strategy at three-year mark

Johannesburg-based Independent Alternatives has achieved a three-year track record with its flagship Muhu Multi Strategy Prescient Retail Investor Hedge Fund, a quantitatively biased, macro-thematic,...

Wine fund opens for third tranche

Ken Kinsey-Quick at Kinsey-Quick Capital Management is opening his wine fund for a third tranche of allocations as of end March