About us

Nedgroup Investments Multi-Manager is a dedicated asset management division within Nedgroup Investments that consists of a diverse team of investment professionals based in Cape Town and London. We specialise in asset allocation and fund manager research and base our investment decisions on fundamentally-driven research.

The benefits

Collectively the team manages in excess of R25bn in assets on behalf of clients across both the retail and institutional markets and have an enviable track record going back as far as 2004.

SA fund range

The aim of our portfolio construction process is to build and maintain a well-diversified mix of exposures, which emphasises those risks that we expect to deliver positive rewards, and minimises those that we believe might detract value.

International fund range

The aim of our portfolio construction process with our global funds is to build and maintain a well-diversified mix of exposures. We differentiate between developed markets and emerging markets, between large cap and small cap equities, global listed property as well as between investment grade or high yield government and corporate bonds. These are combined in such a manner as to enhance our chances of meeting the fund’s return objective within the targeted risk parameters.

Investment principles

The longer the period of the investment, the higher the probability that markets reflect expectations.

Fund selection principles

There is no correct or incorrect approach to active management. Different approaches suite different skill sets. It is crucial to align a manager’s skill to the mandate.

Our Multi-management team

The Nedgroup Investments Multi-Management team has more than 90 years of combined investment experience. The team is located both in Cape Town, South Africa and London, United Kingdom and covers a large universe of unitised funds across all the major asset classes from a global perspective.

Trevor Garvin - Cape Town

Head of Multi-Management

Trevor takes overall responsibility for Nedgroup Investments’ Multi-Manager division. This business covers the on-going research and management of a range of South African and global multi-managed funds. In addition, the division offers independent investment consulting and specific fund research for approved fund lists. Prior to his current role, Trevor set up and ran the multi-manager division of BoE Private Clients for seven years. He was previously a director of Edge Asset Management after the merger of Edge and TMA Investment Products Services. He has also worked as a consultant at Barra International and lectured Economics and Finance at the University of Cape Town.

 Investment Experience and Qualifications: 24 years industry experience. B.Com. (Honours) in Economics, M.Com in Finance, MBA, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Seugnet de Villiers - Cape Town

Investment Analyst

Seugnet has been an Investment Analyst in the Cape Town based team since November 2017. Her primary responsibilities include fund manager research and investment consulting. She joined Nedgroup Investments in December 2014 as an Investment analyst, originally part of the team responsible for the overview and implementation of the Best of Breed philosophy. Seugnet started her career in 2009 as an quantitative analyst at RisCura, where she joined the Consulting team in July 2011 as an investment consultant in the institutional market. Seugnet holds a B.Comm degree with Honours in Financial Risk Management from the University of Stellenbosch and is a CFA charter holder.

Investment experience and qualifications: 11 years of industry experience, B.Comm (Hons) Financial Risk Management, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 

Leandra Temmers - Cape Town

Investment Analyst

Leandra joined Nedgroup Investments in October 2018 as an investment analyst in the multi-management team based in Cape Town. Her primary responsibilities include the management of client relationships, performance reporting as well as a focus on digital platform projects. Leandra started her career in 2007 as a research analyst at Alpha Asset Management, gaining valuable experience in a fund of hedge fund business.  She went on to join Investec Asset Management in 2012, moving from operations to the risk and performance team. Leandra holds a B.Com degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Cape Town.

Investment experience and qualifications:  13 years industry experience,  B.Com (Economics & Statistics) 

Tumisho Grater - Cape Town

Investment Analyst

Tumisho joined Nedgroup Investments in November 2019 as an investment analyst in the multi-management team based in cape Town. Her key responsibilities include maintaining asset allocation reporting across the various fund ranges, economic and market research as well as managing relationships with institutional clients. Prior to joining Nedgroup Investments, Tumisho was an economic strategist at Novare Actuaries and Consultants in 2016 where her specific area of focus was tactical asset allocation and economic and market research. In 2012 Tumisho was employed at CNBC Africa where she was a business and market anchor. The time spent there allowed her to broaden her knowledge of global and African markets while leveraging off relationships with key policy makers.  Tumisho started her career at Investec Asset Management in 2009 and holds a B.com degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria.

Investment experience and qualifications: 11 years, B.com (Economics) 

Andrew Yeadon - London

Head of Investments

Andrew joined Nedgroup Investments in January 2012 as Head of Investments – London, following 11 years with Schroders Investment Management.  During his time at Schroders he formed their Multi-Manager Team which saw the GBP130m of seed capital provided in 2003 grow to GBP1.6bn by 2011. Prior to joining Schroders, Andrew spent 12 years at Brinson Partners (now part of UBS) where he progressed from being a graduate trainee to Head of European Equity Strategy and Portfolio Construction.  At Nedgroup Investments his responsibilities include heading the London based Multi-Management Team, chairing the Nedgroup’s International Strategy Committee, and co-chairing the International Investment Committee. Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors of Nedgroup Investment Advisors (UK) Limited.

Investment Experience and Qualifications: 32 years industry experience, BA (Honours) in Economics, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 

Simon Watts - London

Senior Investment Analyst

Simon joined Nedgroup Investments in May 2012 as a Senior Investment Analyst in London, focusing primarily on fund research and portfolio management. Prior to joining Nedgroup Investments, Simon worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at XL Group, a global insurance and reinsurance company, within their investment management division. Further experience includes working at UBS Investment Bank within their Economic Research department, as an Economist and Strategist, focusing on emerging European markets. 

Investment experience and qualifications: 24 years of industry experience, BSc. (Honours) in Economics, MBA, CFA Charterholder. 

Sava Christov - London

Investment Analyst

Sava joined Nedgroup Investments in 2008 and is currently an Investment Analyst in London, focusing on international fund research, quantitative analysis and trading. Before joining Nedgroup Investments, Sava was an investment analyst with EC Capital, a London based corporate finance boutique, where he was involved in equity research and the structuring of private investments in public equities. He started his career in finance in 2004 with an internship at the London Stock Exchange. 

Investment experience and qualifications: 16 years of industry experience, MBA, MA in International Relations. 

Madhushree Agarwal - London

Investment Analyst

Madhushree joined Nedgroup Investments in December 2015 as an Investment Analyst in London, focusing on macroeconomic asset allocation and fund research. Madhushree holds an MSc in Investment and Wealth Management from Imperial College Business School and a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School. Previous experience includes internships at National Australia Bank and HSBC. 

Investment experience and qualifications: 4 years of industry experience, BSc (Honours) in Banking and International Finance, MSc in Investment and Wealth Management.