Our Story

Steyn Capital Management was founded in 2009 by André Steyn, with the mission to seek out and exploit market inefficiencies.

Having worked in corporate finance advisory in New York, later joining renowned hedge Fund Ziff Brothers Investments in New York as a dedicated short selling analyst, André focussed on applying forensic accounting analysis to identify companies who were misleading investors with their financial reporting.

Forensic accounting analysis continues to be a cornerstone of the Steyn Capital investment process, contributing not only to our exceptional short selling track record, but importantly also in avoiding potential pitfalls on the long side.

Later as CEO of the European business of Temujin Fund Management, a billion-dollar global long/short hedge fund, André observed the high success rate achieved by applying developed market research techniques into less-efficient global markets, including South Africa, Asia and Latin America. This insight ultimately led André to return to South Africa to found Steyn Capital Management to focus on investing in these markets.

Thirteen years later, the team has grown to sixteen, with an enviable track record of success across all strategies in South Africa, pan-Africa, Frontier and Emerging Markets.

Our investment philosophy

Our team

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