Portfolio Manager (Barak Shanta Fund) – South Africa
Neil brings to the Fund 14 years of experience in financial markets, 10 of which have been in the agricultural trading business at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in South Africa. Prior to this he spent 3 years at Credit Suisse in London.
Neil has a particularly strong background in physical trading, market-making (flow) and relative value portfolios, as well as exposure to the energy and metals markets and FX management. He was instrumental in pioneering innovative Shariah compliant structures for the FirstRand Group, which rapidly grew AUM for the Islamic Banking division of FNB in South Africa.
Neil has a B.Com (Hons) in Economics from Rhodes University.