Distribution Team

Jacques de Kock

Investment Consultant

Jacques joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in 2015 as an Investment Consultant. He started out his career at PSG Konsult as a financial advisor. Subsequently, he joined PSG Wealth as an Investment Specialist focussing on the LISP, Multi-Manager funds and Single-Manager funds. After that he joined Quantum Portfolios as Head of Investments with his main objectives being the construction of model portfolios and general systems implementation. Jacques has been part financial services industry for more than 6 years.

Jaco Brand

Investment Consultant

Jaco joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in July 2016. He has 17 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry, having started his career at Sanlam Life. Before joining Bridge Fund Managers, he spent 8 years at PPS Investments, establishing a strong distribution channel. Jaco is a CFP® professional.

Dean Merz

Investment Consultant

Dean joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) as an Investment Consultant in October 2009. In this time, Dean has managed to successfully build a strong supporter base for Bridge Fund Managers Payers and Growers® and building block portfolios in KZN. Dean is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and has a strong focus on assisting financial planners and fellow investment professionals with pre and post retirement investment planning. Prior to his time with Bridge Fund Managers, Dean worked for State Street Bank and Trust Company and Fidelity International in London, England. Dean has a BCOM, majoring in finance and economics.

Stuart Cochrane

Investment Consultant

Stuart joined Bridge Fund Managers in September 2018 as an Investment Consultant. He has over 6 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Bridge, Stuart worked as a para-planner at Bespoke Financial Services. Stuart has a Bcom from UJ, a postgraduate diploma in Financial Planning and is a CFP®.