Distribution Team

Marc Thomas

Manager: Client Outcomes and Product Research

Marc has more than 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry, primarily in the areas of business and product development. He was Marketing Director at Marriott Asset Management for six years and joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in 2011 as Head of Business Development.

Morne Rall

Manager: Business Development

Morne has more than 10 years’ experience in the asset management industry, primarily in the areas of business development and product administration. Morne joined Bridge Fund Managers in 2014 as an Investment Consultant and became the Manager of the national Distribution Team in 2016.

Gerhard Havenga

Investment Consultant

Gerhard joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in 2015 as an Investment Consultant, with over 8 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to that, Gerhard worked as a financial advisor for All-Gen Wealth Management, and as a team leader at PSG Wealth while obtaining his Bcom degree in Financial Management.

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 15 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.