About Us

Executive Committee

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Fatima Vawda
Managing Director
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Fatima Vawda
Managing Director

Managing Director, MSc Applied Mathematics

Fatima is the founder and Managing Director of 27four Investment Managers. She has over 18 years experience in financial markets.

Fatima started her career as a lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand in 1995. She also previously worked at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, Peregrine Securities and Legae Capital.

Her areas of expertise include asset allocation and portfolio construction. Fatima has received numerous accolades, some of which include the 2008 Mail & Guardian‘s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take to Lunch, the 2009 ABSIP Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, the 2011 Africa Fund Manager Award for Outstanding Achievement and the 2013 Africa Asset Management Power 50 where Fatima was identified as 1 of the 50 most influential figures in African asset management.

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Claire Rentzke
Head of Manager Research
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Claire Rentzke
Head of Manager Research

Head of Manager Research, BBusSci (Hons), CFA

As Head of Manager Research at 27four Investment Managers, Claire is responsible for manager research across asset classes locally, globally and across Africa.

Claire is also highly skilled in the design of institutional investment strategies and adds significant value through her expertise in asset allocation, Asset Liability Modelling and Liability Driven Investments.

Prior to joining 27four, Claire worked at RisCura Solutions for 9 years, where she consulted to some of the largest retirement funds in South Africa. Before RisCura Claire worked for Citigate Financial Intelligence.

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Vic du Preez
Head of Risk Management
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Vic du Preez
Head of Risk Management

Head of Risk Management, Bcom (Hons) Investment Management

As Head of Risk Management, Vic’s areas of expertise include mandate compliance monitoring, overall portfolio risk management and risk reporting.

Vic adds significant value to the investment process through his knowledge and understanding of factors that contribute towards investment risk.

Vic has been with 27four Investment Managers since inception of the firm.

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Nadir Thokan
Investment Strategist
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Nadir Thokan
Investment Strategist

Investment Strategist, BCom (Hons) Business Finance

As Investment Strategist at 27four Investment Managers, Nadir’s areas of expertise include macroeconomic and asset allocation strategy research.

He has the relevant skills that aid in understanding complex financial problems thereby contributing to both quantitative and qualitative aspects of our investment management process.

Nadir is also strategically involved in 27four’s unit trust value proposition and is a regular financial markets contributor on radio and television.