Investment Committee

Paul Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Paul has worked in investments both internationally and in South Africa. In 2005 he joined Plexus Asset Management as Chief Operating Officer and became Managing Director of the Plexus Group in 2008. Plexus was acquired by Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in March 2012. Paul has served on and chaired various industry committees including ACI and Asisa. Paul has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years.

Ian Anderson

Chief Investment Officer

Ian joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) as Chief Investment Officer in September 2009. Prior to that, he ran his own consultancy where his clients included Marriott Asset Management, Fortress Asset Managers (part of the Resilient group of companies) and the Property Loan Stock Association of South Africa. Ian was the Investment Director at Marriott Asset Management from 2002 to 2007, having joined the firm as an Investment Analyst in 1996. Ian has been involved in the management of specialist listed property portfolios for the past 15 years and the investment industry for over 20 years.

Andrew Dowse

Head: Equities

Andrew has over 8 years’ investment experience in various aspects of the industry including multi-manager and fund administration specialities. Before joining Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in early 2013, Andrew worked at a boutique asset manager and family wealth office as a portfolio manager and trader.

Richard Henwood

Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Richard has over 12 years of investment experience which he gained in both the UK and South Africa.
He spent 9 years in London working for Schroders Investment Management, hedge funds Trafalgar Asset Managers and CapeView Capital LLP.
There he gained valuable insight into various investment strategies including long-only, event-driven, credit, private equity and long-short equity.
He returned to South Africa in 2013 and worked for Atlas Trading (Grindrod) before joining Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in 2014.