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.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark joined Grindrod Bank in 2003 as Head of the Private Client division. He has been responsible for successfully building the Private Client business and subsequently consolidating all the asset management activities within Grindrod Bank into Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management). Prior to joining Bridge, Mark was Regional Manager of BOE Private Bank and Private Clients and part of BOE’s national portfolio management team. Mark has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years.
Head: Fund Management
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 and Paul is currently the Head: Fund Management for Bridge Fund Managers. 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.
Clive started the Securities division for Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in 2011 and has been responsible for growing it into a successful business with operations in Cape Town and Durban. Prior to joining Bridge he was manager of the Durban branch of BoE Securities and part of BoE’s national portfolio management team. Clive has been in the financial services industry for over 19 years.
Analyst and Portfolio Manager
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.
Iain has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, including time in New Zealand and Switzerland. Iain has stockbroking, fund management and private client wealth management experience and joined Bridge Stockbrokers (formerly Grindrod Securities) as a stockbroker in the Cape Town office. Iain has an additional focus on setting up and establishing the global securities and currency trading operations for Bridge Fund Managers clients.
Branch Manager: JHB
Nick began his 22 year trading career in London, during which time he worked with leading institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Nordic Options as their Head Index Option Trader. He was responsible for creating and trading several successful arbitrage and propriety-trading strategies in US and European equities, specialising in volatility and statistical arbitrage. Upon Nick’s return to South Africa he worked with top financial houses such as Nedbank Capital as their Head of CFD Sales and FNB Securities as their Head of Trading. Nick is a qualified trader with the JSE, International Securities Exchange, LIFFE, OMX and the European Derivatives Exchange and holds a certificate in Securities and Derivatives issued by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment from the City of London. He is currently Branch Manager for Bridge Stockbrokers in Johannesburg.
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, and 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.