Our Asset Management Team
Our Asset Management Team
JC started his career as part of the Greenwich Securities derivatives team in London in 1998, after completing a B.Comm degree and MBA (Cum Laude) at Stellenbosch University. During his time in London he was exposed to a variety of global markets and asset classes, and became a member of the OTOB (European Derivative Exchange). In 2000 he joined Greenwich Asset Management in Cape Town as an investment analyst and a member of the investment team that later became part of NIB, before moving on to PLJ Financial Services in 2001 as a private client portfolio manager until 2003.
JC is one of the founding members of Contego and currently heads up the Asset Management division. Over the duration of his career he has gained a reputation for his focused fund management style combining the use of fundamental and quantitative analysis.
Kobus Louw hails from Port Elizabeth where he completed his B.Sc Hons degree, before graduating from Stellenbosch University with an MBA in 1988. He began his career in the actuarial division at Sanlam, later moving to the investment department. After a two-year period working at Unicorn Lines in Durban from 1989-90, Kobus helped to set up and manage an investment information systems department at Sanlam, after which he moved to the field of portfolio management at Sanlam Investment Management, eventually becoming head of the department in 1998.
In 1999, Kobus joined Cadiz Asset Management as one of its founding members, in charge of new product development initiatives and the refocusing of the active management team's efforts. Kobus retained his status as a founding member until after the company listed, resigning from his position as Director and Chief Investment Officer at the end of 2004.
With a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw on, Kobus's role at Contego Asset Management includes a focus on investment and protection processes, as well as the development of new, innovative offerings for retail clients and institutions.
Willem le Roux
Willem le Roux joined Contego in June 2014 as one of the members of the Asset Management team, responsible for quantitative research of equities across all industries. Willem’s technical abilities and attention to detail has assisted the team to ensure that the Contego’s funds are always managed with absolute care and the best interest of our clients at heart. He has earned himself a seat in the investment committee meeting and contributes to the success of the Asset Management team on a daily basis. Willem completed his degree in Mathematical Science in 2011, as well as an Honours degree in Financial Risk Management in 2012, both at the University of Stellenbosch. Willem has previously worked for MSCI and is currently a CFA candidate.
Ian joined Contego in January 2015 as one of the members of the Asset Management team, responsible for quantitative research of equities across all industries. Ian completed his degree in Mathematical Science in 2013 and his Honours degree in Financial Risk Management in 2014, both at the University of Stellenbosch. During his studies, Ian worked as an intern at Old Mutual Actuaries & Consultants as well as J.P. Morgan in Johannesburg, and is currently a CFA candidate.
Vivienne joined Contego in 2010, and is responsible for operational assistance throughout the company.
Adéle van Dijk
Adele has joined Contego on 1 August 2015 and is responsible for Reception duties.