Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

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BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

adrian@cannonassets.co.za

Adrian has been involved in the investment industry since 1994 and has extensive asset management experience across all major asset classes and jurisdictions. He founded Cannon Asset Managers in 1998 as an independent investment house. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of the company, Adrian consults widely both to government and the corporate world, and he has served as a Professor of Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003.

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Samantha Steyn

Chief Investment Officer

BCom (Hons) (Investment Management), CFA®

Samantha Steyn

Chief Investment Officer

BCom (Hons) (Investment Management), CFA®

samanthas@cannonassets.co.za

Samantha joined Cannon Asset Managers in August 2013 after previously serving at Atlantic Asset Management as a fixed income analyst, where her responsibilities included macro research, fixed income research and fund analysis. Samantha now performs the role of portfolio manager and is responsible for selected portfolios, with a focus on small and mid-cap securities.

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Silindile Ngubo

Fund Accountant

BCom (Marketing and Management)

Silindile Ngubo

Fund Accountant

BCom (Marketing and Management)

silindilen@cannonassets.co.za

Silindile began her career in the banking industry, working for FNB Private Clients as a technical assistant to a wealth manager, where she provided marketing support and client information. She joined Cannon Asset Managers as a Client Accounting Officer in June 2010, responsible for institutional client accounting and reporting, and now serves as the Head of Funds and Administration.

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Tlotliso Phakisi

Investment Analyst

BSc (Hons) (Property Studies)

Tlotliso Phakisi

Investment Analyst

BSc (Hons) (Property Studies)

tlotlisop@cannonassets.co.za

Tlotliso launched his financial services career at investment management firm Sesfikile Capital, before moving to the Emira Property Fund in 2015 where he performed financial statement analysis, research into specific opportunities and operational reporting. He joined the Cannon Asset Managers team in June 2016 and is responsible for conducting both local and global market research and company analysis. Tlotliso is also currently studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Yanga Nozibele

Investment Associate

BCom (Economics and Econometrics)

Yanga Nozibele

Investment Associate

BCom (Economics and Econometrics)

yangan@cannonassets.co.za

Yanga started her career as an intern at Alexander Forbes before moving to Standard Bank as a financial planner, where she offered financial advice across a range of product categories. She then joined Bidvest Bank’s transactional banking division, gaining extensive knowledge in banking and investments, before finally joining Cannon Asset Managers as an investment associate in October 2018. Yanga is responsible for portfolio construction, building investment collateral and portfolio trading.

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Kyle Ferreira

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons) (Business Science)

Kyle Ferreira

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons) (Business Science)

kylef@cannonassets.co.za

Kyle completed his BCom (Hons) degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2019, before joining Cannon Asset Managers in February 2020. As a member of the investment team, his responsibilities include economic and investment research, performing financial modelling, and producing investment reports and presentations. Kyle is also currently studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has passed his level one exam.

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Bongiwe Beja

Investment Counsel

MCom Development Finance (Cum Laude), CDFA

Bongiwe Beja

Investment Counsel

MCom Development Finance (Cum Laude), CDFA

bongiweb@cannonassets.co.za

Bongiwe is a development finance specialist with extensive experience in business development and client services in the asset management industry, working with the likes of Perpetua, Riscura and Sanlam Investments. Bongiwe then worked with the Youth Employment Service (YES) before joining Cannon Asset Managers as an investment counsel in August 2019, where she is responsible for the institutional business development strategy. She also currently serves as a member of the Tshwane Hub of the Global Shapers Community, a World Economic Forum initiative.

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Gontse Phala

Investment Intern

BSc (Mathematical Statistics)

Gontse Phala

Investment Intern

BSc (Mathematical Statistics)

gontsep@cannonassets.co.za

Gontse is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, who joined Cannon Asset Managers in September 2019 through the Youth Employment Service’s (YES) quality work experience programme. As an investment intern, her responsibilities include assisting with client services, administration and research, while working closely with the investment team and learning more about asset management.

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Nthabiseng Modiba

Investment Intern

BCom (Financial Science)

Nthabiseng Modiba

Investment Intern

BCom (Financial Science)

nthabisengm@cannonassets.co.za

Nthabiseng is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, who joined Cannon Asset Managers in March 2020 through the Youth Employment Services (YES) quality work experience programme. As an investment intern, her responsibilities include assisting with client services and administration, while working closely with the investment team and learning more about asset management. 

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Wynand Steyn

Investment Specialist

CAIA, FIFM, RPE (Equities)

Wynand Steyn

Investment Specialist

CAIA, FIFM, RPE (Equities)

wynands@cannonassets.co.za

Wynand began his career as a financial planner at Nedbank before joining Xhilarator Asset Managers as an investment analyst and asset allocation committee member in 2004. In 2010 he co-founded Olympiad Investment Managers, where, as Head Fund Manager of the Olympiad BCI Managed Fund of Funds, he achieved the Raging Bull Award for best risk-adjusted returns in in its category in 2014. Wynand joined Cannon Asset Managers as an investment specialist in July 2019.

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Directors

Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

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BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

adrian@cannonassets.co.za

Adrian has been involved in the investment industry since 1994 and has extensive asset management experience across all major asset classes and jurisdictions. He founded Cannon Asset Managers in 1998 as an independent investment house. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of the company, Adrian consults widely both to government and the corporate world, and he has served as a Professor of Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003.

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Thinus Liebenberg

Non-executive Director

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BCompt (Hons) (Accounting), CA (SA)

Thinus Liebenberg

Non-executive Director

BCompt (Hons) (Accounting), CA (SA)

Thinus is a chartered accountant with more than twenty five years' experience in the banking industry. Before joining the Bidvest Group he served in various leadership positions within the Absa group, including acting as Chief Financial Officer of Absa's Corporate and Business Bank, and the Business Markets' Retail and Business Banking segment. Thinus has been the Financial Director of Bidvest Financial Services and Bidvest Bank since December 2012.

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Kumeran Govender

Non-executive Director

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Kumeran Govender

Non-executive Director

kumerang@cannonassets.co.za

Kumeran has worked in the financial markets industry for more than 20 years. He began his career at Standard Bank, gaining extensive experience in Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income markets before joining Deutsche Bank as the Director of Bond Trading. Prior to joining Cannon Asset Managers in July 2018, Kumeran served as the Head of Global Trading for Bidvest Bank.

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Alexia Shuenyane

Non-executive Director

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NDip (HR), MAP, EDP

Alexia Shuenyane

Non-executive Director

NDip (HR), MAP, EDP

Alexia has extensive experience in HR and management, having worked at various companies including British Airways (International), Hollard Insurance, Liberty Life and Marsh Africa. She is currently employed in the capacity of Executive Head: Business Development, Transformation and Remittances at Bidvest Bank, and also serves as an executive director on the boards of Bidvest Financial Services and Bidvest Bank. She joined the board of Cannon Asset Managers as a non-executive director in January 2020.

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