Our Investment Professionals

Coronation has one of the most stable and experienced investment teams in South Africa.

We are one of the only investment teams in the world with three former chief investment officers still actively managing money. We operate as an integrated global team headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

Research is integral to our investment process. We have challenged the industry model by assigning research responsibilities to all our portfolio managers. Thus our most experienced investment minds are tasked with analysing opportunities. In addition, our analysts are not assigned specific industries or geographies, but research different companies in a variety of industries and across different geographies. As a result, our investment professionals can ‘price profit and risk’ across asset classes, sectors and geographies, which results in better-constructed portfolios for clients.

Over the years we have developed and nurtured a culture of teamwork, performance and excellence, balancing the benefits of rich and diverse debate with an emphasis on individual accountability. We have a flat structure and operate as a meritocracy where anyone (irrespective of position or title) will be recognised for work well done.

  • Karl Leinberger
    Karl Leinberger

    20 years' experience

    BBusSc, CA (SA), CFA
    Karl is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and manager of Coronation's Houseview strategies. He joined Coronation in 2000 as an equity analyst, was made head of research in 2005 and became CIO in 2008. Karl has 20 years' investment experience.

  • Quinton Ivan
    Quinton Ivan

    16 years' experience

    BBusSc, BCom (Hons), CA (SA), CFA
    Quinton is head of SA Equity research and co-manages Coronation's Core Equity Strategy and the Presidio Hedge Fund. He also has research responsibilities for a number of retail, pharmaceutical and construction stocks. Quinton joined Coronation in 2005 and has 16 years' investment experience.

  • Neville Chester
    Neville Chester

    24 years' experience

    BCom, CA (SA), CFA
    Neville is a senior member of the investment team with 24 years' investment experience. He joined Coronation in 2000 and manages Coronation's Aggressive Equity Strategy. He also co-manages the Coronation Top 20 and Market Plus unit trust funds.

  • Neill Young
    Neill Young

    22 years' experience

    BBusSc, CA (SA), CFA
    Neill joined Coronation in 1998 and co-manages Coronation's Core Equity Strategy and the Coronation Financial unit trust fund. His research responsibilities extend to the banking sector as well as a number of financial stocks. Neill has 22 years' investment experience.

  • Sarah-Jane Alexander
    Sarah-Jane Alexander

    17 years' experience

    BBusSc, CFA
    Sarah-Jane manages assets within the Coronation Houseview Equity Strategy. She also co-manages Coronation's Houseview balanced strategies and has research responsibilities across a range of food producers and hospital stocks, among others. Sarah-Jane joined Coronation in 2008 as an equity analyst and has 17 years' investment experience.

  • Nic Stein
    Nic Stein

    11 years' experience

    BBusSc, CA (SA), CFA
    Nic joined the Coronation investment team in 2009 as an equity analyst and has 11 years' investment experience. He currently co-manages Coronation's Aggressive Equity Strategy and the Coronation Resources unit trust fund. Nic also analyses a number of shares spanning mining and the financial services sectors.

  • Charles de Kock
    Charles de Kock

    35 years' experience

    BCom (Hons), MCom
    Charles is co-head of the Absolute Return investment unit and a portfolio manager across all strategies within the unit. He also co-manages the Coronation Balanced Defensive and Capital Plus unit trust funds. With more than 30 years' investment experience, he plays a leadership role in the asset allocation process.

  • Pallavi Ambekar
    Pallavi Ambekar

    18 years' experience

    BBusSc, CA (SA), CFA
    Pallavi is co-head of Absolute Return investment unit and a portfolio manager across all strategies in the unit. She co-manages the Coronation Balanced Defensive and Capital Plus unit trust funds. With 18 years' investment experience, she also has research responsibility for certain large capitalisation shares listed on the JSE.

  • Nishan Maharaj
    Nishan Maharaj

    18 years' experience

    BSc (Hons), MBA
    Nishan is head of Fixed Interest and responsible for the investment unit's process and performance across all strategies. He also manages all fixed interest assets. Nishan has 18 years' investment experience.

  • Adrian van Pallander
    Adrian van Pallander

    19 years' experience

    BScEng, HTSdip, CFA, FRM
    Adrian joined Coronation in 2002 and is a portfolio manager within Coronation Fixed Interest investment unit. He is responsible for managing a portion of the fixed interest assets across all strategies as well as analysis, asset allocation modelling and portfolio construction monitoring. He has 19 years' investment experience.

  • Seamus Vasey
    Seamus Vasey

    17 years' experience

    BCom (Hons), MSc, CFA
    Seamus is a portfolio manager and analyst within the Fixed Interest investment unit with 17 years' investment experience. He manages assets within Coronation's specialist bond strategies. He also co-manages the Coronation Global Bond and Granite Hedge funds as well as the Global Strategic USD and Bond unit trust funds.

  • Steve Janson
    Steve Janson

    14 years' experience

    BBusSc
    Steve is a portfolio manager and analyst within the Fixed Interest investment unit, with 14 years' investment experience. Steve's current responsibilities include fixed income and property research responsibilities as well as co-managing the Coronation Active Bond Strategy and Coronation Bond unit trust fund.

  • Mauro Longano
    Mauro Longano

    9 years' experience

    BScEng (Hons), CA (SA)
    Mauro is head of Fixed Interest research and a portfolio manager within the team. He co-manages the Strategic Cash Strategy along with the Strategic Income and Money Market unit trust funds, and recently started co-managing the Property Equity Unit Trust. Mauro has 10 years' investment experience.

  • Sinovuyo Ndaleni
    Sinovuyo Ndaleni

    5 years' experience

    BBusSc
    Sinovuyo is a portfolio manager within the Coronation Fixed Interest investment unit, where she co-manages the Coronation Strategic Cash and Medical Aid Cash strategies. She also co-manages the Coronation Jibar Plus and Money Market unit trust funds and has various analytical responsibilities. Sinovuyo joined Coronation in January 2016.

  • Louis Stassen
    Louis Stassen

    31 years' experience

    BSc, BCom (Hons), CFA
    Louis is a founding member and former chief investment officer of Coronation, with 31 years' investment experience. He is a key decision maker within the global investment team and co-manager across all Global Multi-Asset Class strategies, as well as the Global Equity Strategy.

  • Tony Gibson
    Tony Gibson

    40 years' experience

    BCom
    Tony is a founding member and a former Chief Investment Officer of Coronation. He has managed the Coronation Global Equity Fund of Funds product since inception and also co-manages portfolios within the Global Multi-Asset Class offering. Tony has 40 years' investment experience.

  • Neil Padoa
    Neil Padoa

    13 years' experience

    BEconSc, FFA
    Neil is a portfolio manager and head of Global Developed Markets. He joined Coronation in May 2012 and has 13 years' investment experience.

  • Humaira Surve
    Humaira Surve

    9 years' experience

    BScEng, MBA, CFA
    Humaira is a portfolio manager within the Global Developed Markets team, responsible for co-managing the Coronation Global Equity Select, Active Global Equity and Global Managed strategies. She joined Coronation in 2012 as a global developed markets analyst. Humaira has nine years' investment experience.

  • Gavin Joubert
    Gavin Joubert

    21 years' experience

    BBusSc, CA (SA), CFA
    Head of Global Emerging Markets, Gavin has 22 years' experience as an investment analyst and portfolio manager. He joined Coronation in 1999 and manages assets within the Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy.

  • Suhail Suleman
    Suhail Suleman

    19 years' experience

    BBusSc, CFA
    Suhail is a portfolio manager, managing various strategies within the Global Emerging Markets investment unit and part of the Optimum Growth unit trust fund. He joined Coronation in 2007 and has 19 years' investment experience.

  • Peter Leger
    Peter Leger

    23 years' experience

    BScEng, BCom (Hons), CFA
    Peter is head of Global Frontier Markets and manager across all strategies within the investment unit. He joined Coronation in 2005 and has 23 years' experience in African financial markets as both a portfolio manager and research analyst.