Our Team

We have assembled a team of exceptional people, focusing on hiring individuals with high levels of intelligence, a skillset that they can apply in our process, intellectual honesty, and a strong cultural fit. This has allowed our philosophy and process to remain extremely stable over time and geographies and has led to very low levels of staff turnover.

Investment Team

André Steyn

James Corkin

Bernard Griesel

Wallace Barnes

Jason Horn

Zintle Twala

Tania Visser

Helena de Jongh

Charne Wessels

Donovan Keet

Dean Tlotleng

Ross Arkert

Operations Team

Jamie Kent

Nicolette Steyn

Sibo Khumalo

Thea van Rooyen

Jeanene Meyer

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André Steyn CA(SA), CFA, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

André started his investment management career in 2002 as a dedicated short selling analyst at Ziff Brothers Investments, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, where he employed forensic accounting analysis to identify short sale candidates in markets outside of the US. He then joined Temujin Fund Management UK, as CEO & Partner, where he was responsible for non-US Investments.
André founded Steyn Capital Management in 2009, where he has been CIO and portfolio manager since inception. Andre is a qualified CA(SA) and CFA, having completed his B. Accounting (Hons) degree at Stellenbosch University in 1997 and Audit Trainee articles at Andersen in 2000.

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James Corkin
CA(SA), Portfolio Manager

James joined Steyn Capital in 2016 and is the Lead SA Analyst and Portfolio Manager of the Global EM Hedge strategy, responsible for detailed research on long and short ideas in SA and Emerging markets. James is a qualified CA(SA) and prior to joining Steyn Capital, James worked as an investment banking analyst at Bravura Capital and Audit Manager at KPMG, where he was also a manager in the KPMG Financial Engineering Group, focused on financial instrument and derivative valuation, as well as advisory work on hedge accounting and treasury risk management.

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Bernard Griesel
CA(SA), Portfolio Manager

Bernard joined Steyn Capital in 2014 and is currently the Lead Africa Analyst and Portfolio Manager of the Frontier strategy, responsible for detailed research on African and Frontier markets. Bernard is a qualified CA(SA), having completed his B. Accounting (Hons) degree at Stellenbosch University in 2010 and Audit Trainee articles at Deloitte in 2013. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, Bernard was an Audit Supervisor at Deloitte in San Francisco.

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Wallace Barnes
CA(SA), Analyst

Wallace joined Steyn Capital as an analyst in 2018, with responsibilities spanning South Africa. Wallace is a qualified CA(SA) placing on the SAICA honours roll for the second CA(SA) board exam. Wallace completed his B. Accounting (Hons) degree at Stellenbosch University in 2014 and prior to joining the firm, Wallace was an auditor at Deloitte.

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Charne Wessels
CA(SA), Analyst

Charne joined Steyn Capital in 2010 as an analyst responsible for our investment screens and idea generation. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, she lectured accounting at Stellenbosch University for seven years. Charne is a qualified CA(SA), having completed her B. Compt (Cum Laude) degree at the University of Free State in 1996, B. Accounting (Hons) degree at University of Pretoria in 1997 and Audit Trainee articles at PwC in 2000.

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Jason Horn
B.Com (Hons) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, Execution Trader and Macro Analyst

Jason joined Steyn Capital in 2014 as an execution trader, and has also taken responsibility for Macro Research. Jason obtained a B.Com in Financial Management from UNISA and B.Com (Hons) degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town in 2011. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, Jason was a management consultant at PwC.

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Tania Visser
ACMA, CGMA, B.Com (Hons), Analyst

Tania joined Steyn Capital in 2013 and is an analyst responsible for SA and Emerging market screening, and following Emerging market and Frontier market companies. Tania is a qualified CGMA and ACMA, and also obtained a B.Com degree at Stellenbosch University in 1993 and B.Com (Hons) degree at the University of South Africa in 1997. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, Tania was a senior management accountant at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).

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Zintle Twala
M.Com Economics (Cum Laude), B.Com Law (Cum Laude), Analyst

Zintle joined Steyn Capital in 2021 and is an analyst responsible for detailed research in South Africa and Africa. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, Zintle worked as an economist at Genesis Economic Consulting, and at the South African Reserve Bank. Zintle obtained a Masters in Economics (Cum Laude) degree at the University of Pretoria in 2017 and a B.Com Law (Cum Laude) and B.Com (Hons) in Economics (Cum Laude) at the University of the Western Cape in 2014. Zintle is a candidate for the CFA Level 3 exams.

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Helena De Jongh
CA(SA), Analyst

Helena joined Steyn Capital in 2012 and is an analyst responsible for Africa screening. Helena is a qualified CA(SA) having completed her B. Accounting (Hons) degree at Stellenbosch University in 1998 and Audit Trainee articles at PwC in 2001. Prior to joining Steyn Capital she was a credit analyst at Nedbank Group.

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Donovan Keet
B.Com (Hons) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, Graduate Recruit

Donovan joined Steyn Capital as part of the Graduate Recruitment Program in 2022. Donovan has a bachelors in Commerce in Financial Management from UNISA, as well as an Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town. He is a CFA level 2 candidate.

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Dean Tlotleng
B.Com Investment Management, Graduate Recruit

Dean joined Steyn Capital as part of the Graduate Recruitment Program in 2022. Dean has a B.Com in Investment Management from the University of Pretoria.

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Ross Arkert
BA (Hons) History, Graduate Recruit

Ross joined Steyn Capital as part of the Graduate Recruitment Program in 2022. Ross has an Honours in History from Wits University and a BA majoring in History and Philosophy from Rhodes University. Prior to joining Steyn Capital Ross spent 5 years as a History teacher.

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Jamie Kent
CA(SA), Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investor Relations

Jamie joined Steyn Capital in 2013 as COO and Head of Investor Relations. Jamie is a qualified CA(SA), having completed her B. Accounting (Hons) degree at Stellenbosch University in 2007 and Audit Trainee articles at PwC in 2010. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, Jamie was an Audit Manager at PwC Cape Town’s Financial Services Division, responsible for the overall management of PwC’s Hedge Fund Business Division’s audits, operations, business development and staff training.

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Nicolette Steyn
CA(SA), CPA, Chief Administrative Officer

Nicolette is a qualified CA(SA) and a US CPA. Nicolette was instrumental in the inception of the business. Prior to joining Steyn Capital, Nicolette was Head of Finance of Thomson Reuters Risk Division (now Refinitiv) Electronic Trading Systems, and before that she was Director of Corporate Compliance leading the Thomson Corporation Rest of Word team, responsible for financial process reviews, reengineering and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Prior to that Nicolette was Director of Professional Standards and Financial Compliance for Thomson Financial responsible for setting accounting policies and finance related project work. Nicolette also worked for Deloitte in Cape Town, Los Angeles and New York.

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Sibo Khumalo
Head of Institutional Business

Sibo joined Steyn Capital in 2022 as Head of Institutional Business. He previously was a Client Services Fund Manager at Coronation Fund Managers. Sibo’s prior experience spans Institutional Equity and Fixed Income Sales, Corporate Finance and Management Consulting. Sibo obtained a Bachelor of Business Science Finance Degree from the University of Cape Town in 2010, majoring in Pure Mathematics and Economics.

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Thea van Rooyen
CA(SA), Chief Financial Officer

Thea joined Steyn Capital in 2015 and is the Chief Financial Officer. Thea is a qualified CA(SA), having completed her B. Accounting (Cum Laude) and B. Accounting (Hons) degree at the University of Pretoria in 2005 and Audit Trainee articles at Deloitte in 2009. Prior to joining Steyn Capital Thea was a senior Audit Manager at Deloitte.

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Jeanene Meyer
Receptionist

Jeanene joined Steyn Capital in 2019, and is responsible for making our team and visitors feel welcome and helps with office administration. Jeanene also assists our analyst team with certain research tasks.

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