Investment Team:

David Fraser

Executive Chairman and Portfolio Manager

David co-founded Peregrine Capital in 1998 and is a Portfolio Manager of all the Peregrine Capital Funds, while also being Executive Chairman of the business. David started his career at Liberty Asset Management, where he was Assistant General Manager, mainly involved in non-consumer industrial company research. David was appointed Sector Research Head for this area in 1998. David qualified as a CA (SA) in 1994, after completing his articles at KPMG Inc.

Jacques Conradie

Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager

BCom cum laude, BCom (Hons) (Actuarial) cum laude, FASSA, CFA

Jacques joined Peregrine Capital in 2007 and is a Portfolio Manager of all the Peregrine Capital Funds, while also being the Chief Executive Officer of the business. Jacques started his career at Old Mutual in 2006, where he worked in the Life Insurance Product Development team, and qualified as an Actuary. In 2005, as a student at Stellenbosch University, Jacques was awarded the Chancellor’s medal for being the top graduating student. He has represented South Africa at the International Mathematical Olympiad and International Olympiad in Informatics, winning Bronze medals at both events. Jacques is a member of the investment committee of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and is a CFA charterholder.

Justin Cousins

Executive Director and Portfolio Manager

BAcc Sci cum laude, HDip Acc, CA (SA)

Justin joined Peregrine Capital in March 2013 and is a Portfolio Manager of all the Peregrine Capital Funds. He qualified as a CA (SA) in 2012, after completing his articles at Ernst and Young. Justin was nominated for the Dean’s list at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006 and 2007.

Nathi Msimango

Trader and Investment Analyst

MSc Electrical Engineering, BSc Electrical Engineering, CFA Level 1

Nathi joined Peregrine Capital in July 2020 as an investment analyst and trader, and is involved with investment research, trade execution and portfolio system maintenance. Prior to this, Nathi worked at FirstRand Bank as a quantitative analyst. Nathi was nominated for the Dean’s list at the University of the Witwatersrand from his first to fourth year.

Simon Steyn

Portfolio Manager

BCom (Hons), CFA

Simon joined Peregrine Capital in May 2009 and is a portfolio manager. Simon completed his BCom (Hons) in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria in 2008 and is a CFA charterholder. During his studies, he led and won the University of Pretoria’s final year BCom Investment Management Project.

Anton Smit

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons) cum laude, PGDT Acc Sci, CA (SA), CFA

Anton joined Peregrine Capital in December 2015 after completing his articles at BDO. Anton qualified as a CA (SA) in 2016 and is a CFA charterholder.

Matthew Thomson

Portfolio Manager

BCom cum laude, PGDA cum laude, CA (SA), CFA

Matthew joined Peregrine Capital in May 2018 and is a portfolio manager. Prior to this, Matthew worked for Rezco Asset Management as an investment analyst for 18 months. Matthew qualified as a CA (SA) in 2017, after completing his articles via the Nedbank CA Training Programme and is a CFA charterholder. Matthew was placed 4th nationally in the 2014 SAICA ITC (First Chartered Accountant Board exam).

Yusuf Mahomed

Trader and Investment Analyst

BSc (with Distinction), BSc (Hons) (Actuarial Science) (with Distinction), FASSA, CFA

Yusuf joined Peregrine Capital in April 2021 as an investment analyst and trader and is involved with investment research, trade execution and portfolio system maintenance. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Yusuf was employed at Discovery Invest as an actuarial analyst. His responsibilities included brainstorming new product ideas, pricing and launching new products and maintaining existing products. Some of Yusuf’s many special achievements during his academic career include being placed 3rd in SA for National Senior Certificate matric results, winner of Discovery’s Adrian Gore Fellowship Award 2017 (top actuarial graduate) and winner of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) subject prize for the Finance and Investments Fellowship Exam. Yusuf is a CFA charterholder.

AJ Snyman

Investment Analyst

BSc cum laude, BSc (Hons) cum laude, MSc Quantitative Risk Management cum laude, FIA, CERA

AJ joined Peregrine Capital in October 2018 and is an investment analyst. AJ previously worked at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, before joining the asset management industry at Capricorn Fund Managers, in 2016. Prior to this, AJ worked in the capital markets team at Deloitte. He began his career at Investec in 2012, where he worked as a market risk analyst as part of his MSc degree. AJ was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in July 2015 and is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.

Distribution & Marketing:

Alan Yates

Head of Distribution

BBus Sc (Financial Hons), CFA

Alan joined Peregrine Capital in 2019 as a Distribution Manager and was promoted to Head of Distribution in June 2021. He is responsible for managing the distribution team. Alan began his investment career on the Investec Graduate Program in 2007 and spent 12 years with Investec Wealth & Investment, managing private client money for HNW individuals, advisers and trusts. He ran Investec Wealth & Investment’s equity & currency derivatives offerings and was a voting member of their Deal Forum Committee. He was a member of the JSE’s Retail Advisory Committee, as well as the JSE Currency Derivatives Committee. Alan is a CFA charterholder.

Kavita Patel

Investment Specialist

BCom Economics

Kavita joined Peregrine Capital in January 2022 as an Investment Specialist in Johannesburg. She studied Economics and Commerce at the University of Western Australia. Kavita began her career at PKF Australia as an international tax advisor. After moving to South Africa she worked as a Business Unit Head: Portfolio Manager at Sasfin Securities where she managed local and offshore investment portfolios for high net worth clients, trusts and foundations. During Kavita’s 8 year career she was involved with many elements of the business, particularly the development of the offshore investment offering and engaging with clients of the business. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Kavita held a role as an Investment Manager at Genera Capital, a global multi-family office based in Johannesburg and London.

Dudley Lamont Smith

Investment Specialist

BBus Sc (Finance Hons), CFA

Dudley joined Peregrine Capital in January 2015, and is responsible for distribution and investor relations. Dudley qualified as a CFA charterholder in 2014. Between June 2010 and December 2014, he worked at Momentum, where his last role was with Momentum Manager of Managers. Prior to that, Dudley spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs in London.

Anne Holding

Investment Specialist

BComm Finance and Economics summa cum laude, BComm Honours in Finance

Anne joined Peregrine Capital in 2020 and is responsible for distribution and investor and adviser relations in Kwa Zulu Natal. She commenced her career in 2014 at Marriott Asset Management as a member of the Operations Team, responsible for nationwide support to financial advisors and investors for all Marriott products. Anne ended her time with Marriott as an Investment Consultant for the KZN and Eastern Cape regions. In this role, she was primary liaison to financial advisors, with the duty of educating and training advisors in the Marriott investment philosophy and product offering, resolving concerns, and advancing the business’ image.

Lafras Moolman

Investment Specialist

LLB, MBA

Lafras joined Peregrine Capital in September 2020, and is responsible for distribution in Pretoria. He completed his LLB in 2009, and was admitted as an attorney in 2010. After practising as an attorney for 2 years, Lafras started his career in financial services at Old Mutual, where he spent 9 years in business development and distribution. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Lafras was a Wealth Account Manager with Old Mutual Wealth, consulting to Financial Advisers and delivering the Old Mutual Wealth Value proposition of business management, financial planning and investment management solutions into these practices. Lafras also completed his Masters in Business Administration degree in 2019.

Gugulethu Pesha

Distribution Support

BComm Economics and Econometrics

Gugu joined Peregrine Capital in October 2020 and is responsible for assisting the distribution team nationwide. After completing her BComm Economics and Econometrics, at the University of Johannesburg in 2010, Gugu started her career in financial services at Silica Financial Administration Solutions, as the International Operations Administrator. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Gugu spent 6 years at Discovery Invest in various roles, including Offshore Operations Administrator, and her most recent position as Financial Controller.

Marnus Briedenhann

Investment Specialist

BCom Law, CFP® Professional

Marnus joined Peregrine Capital on 1 March 2021, and is responsible for distribution in the the Free State, Northern Cape and North West. After a career of almost 6 years as a professional rugby player with the Free State Rugby Union, and Griffons Rugby Union, respectively, Marnus started his career in financial services at PSG Wealth as a Financial Adviser from October 2011 until May 2015. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Marnus was a Wealth Account Manager with Old Mutual Wealth, where he spent almost 6 years as the manager and relationship holder of key accounts of various Financial Advisers in the Free State, Northern Cape and North West. His role was consulting to Financial Advisers and delivering the Old Mutual Wealth Value proposition of business management, financial planning and wealth management solutions, into these practices. Marnus holds Postgraduate Diplomas in both Financial Planning and Investment Planning, and is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.

Felicia Mlanjana

Marketing

BTech Marketing

Felicia joined Peregrine Capital in October 2020 as a Marketing Manager responsible for brand management, advertising campaigns, events and communications. Felicia has been employed by the Peregrine Group since 2010. Her first appointment was with Peregrine Holdings Limited as assistant to the Capital Introduction team. In 2017, Felicia was promoted to Marketing Manager. After completing her BTech Marketing in 2007, she started her career at Nelson Mandel Bay Tourism, as an intern in the events department, then moved to African Response in 2008 as a Junior Research Executive.

Danni Dixon

Chief Marketing Officer

Higher Diploma in Marketing, Advanced Global Management Programme

Danni joined Peregrine Capital in January 2022 as Chief Marketing Officer. In her role, she will be responsible for leading the business’s marketing across brand, investment marketing and corporate communications. During her 25-year career across corporate and agency, she has established a reputation as a brand leader who’s driven by challenge and influenced brave strategic creative ideas on many of the well-loved South-African and global brands . Before joining Peregrine Capital, she was the marketing head of Investec South Africa. Before corporate, she headed up a global network agency (MD of TBWAHuntLascaris) and before that she had her own award-winning advertising and PR agencies (founder and CEO of RedCube Agency and HelloWorld Agency).

Operations:

Tania Formilan

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

BCom, BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)

Tania joined Peregrine Capital in 2013 and has the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Peregrine Capital. Tania has been employed by the Peregrine Group since 2000. Her first appointment was with Peregrine Holdings Limited, as assistant to the Peregrine Group Financial Director. Since 2005, she has been involved in the financial and operational management of hedge funds within the Peregrine Group. Tania qualified as a CA (SA) in 2001, after completing her articles at PKF Inc.

Pinky Phokojoe

Magic Maker

Pinky has been employed by the Peregrine Group since 2012. Pinky joined Peregrine Capital in November 2020 and assists the team by maintaining the office appearance and cleanliness, and providing our guests with an exceptional guest experience.

Bryan Smith

Data Scientist

BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

Bryan joined Peregrine Capital in November 2021 as a Data Scientist and is involved with setting up and improving the data environment for Peregrine Capital. His responsibilities include data analysis, machine learning and data engineering. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Bryan was employed at FNB as a Data Engineer. During his studies, he was elected chairperson of the actuarial student society at the University of Pretoria. Bryan is currently pursuing his actuarial exams to become an actuary.

Chónel Bird

Financial Manager

BCom: Accounting Sciences, BCom Accounting Sciences (Hons) CA (SA)

Chónel joined Peregrine Capital in January 2020 as a financial manager. In addition to assisting the COO with ad hoc operational projects, Chónel’s current role includes ensuring accurate financial reporting, assisting with middle office reconciliation and settlement issues and as liaison between the investment team and finance where back office assistance is needed. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Chónel was employed at a commodity trading company as a financial accountant. Since qualifying as a CA(SA) Chónel spent 2 years in external audit as a manager and then entered commerce to work in financial management roles. Chónel qualified in 2016 after completing her articles at Deloitte & Touche.

Mahlatse Nkoana

Financial Accountant

BCom Accounting

Mahlatse joined Peregrine Capital in November 2021 as a Financial Accountant. Her duties involve assisting with the daily operations of the Finance team as well as financial reporting. Mahlaste received her BCom Accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg, after which she completed her SAICA articles at SNG Grant Thornton and worked at TIH as an accountant for three years. In 2011, Mahlatse was recognised as one of UJ’s Top 100 First Year students for academic excellence.

Elsje du Preez

Financial Manager

BCom Acc, BCompt (Hons) Acc, CA (SA)

Elsje joined Peregrine Capital in April 2020 as a financial manager and assists the CFO and COO with daily operations, financial reporting and tax. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Elsje was employed by HSBC Bank Plc Johannesburg Branch for 6 years as a reporting associate. Since qualifying, Elsje has had various consulting, audit and advisory positions, including secondments with Deloitte USA. Elsje qualified as a CA(SA) in 2011 after completing her articles at Deloitte & Touche.

Nicole Baron

Financial Manager

BCom Acc Sci, BCom Acc Sci (Hons), CA (SA)

Nicole joined Peregrine Capital in March 2021 as a financial manager. Nicole’s current role includes assisting the CFO and COO with daily operations and financial reporting. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Nicole was employed at EY as an external auditor. Nicole qualified as a CA(SA) in 2019 after completing her articles at EY. While at EY, Nicole was seconded to the EY Belgium office in 2019 before returning to the Johannesburg office where she was a manager serving clients in a variety of industries. Nicole is a proud member of MENSA.

Vishal Bhutt

Middle Office Manager

Vishal joined Peregrine Capital in October 2021 as the Middle Office Manager assisting the trading desk and finance team in the operational environment. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Vishal was employed at Investec CIB within the prime services space and has vast experience in the operational environment having worked at JP Morgan Chase, UBS, and HSBC in SA. Vishal is a registered trader on the JSE through SAIFM, holds a certificate through CAIA institution in Alternative investments and has attended a management course through the Gordan Institute of Business Science (GIBS) during his various working assignments.

Monica de Beer

Compliance Officer

BA, LLB, LLM

Monica joined Peregrine Capital in September 2021 as the Compliance Officer and she also assists with legal matters within the company. She previously worked as an external Compliance Officer at a compliance practice. Monica was admitted as an attorney in March 2016, after completing her articles at Rudolf van Niekerk Inc.

Winnie Mabalane

Office Administrator

Winnie has been employed by the Peregrine Group since January 2005. Winnie joined Peregrine Capital in 2013 and is responsible for administration and office support to the Peregrine Capital finance and operations team. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Winnie was the administration assistant for Peregrine Fund Platform, a management platform in support of start-up hedge funds.

Annette Heyns

Personal Assistant

Annette has been employed by the Peregrine Group since October 1999 as personal assistant to a number of directors across Peregrine and Citadel. Annette joined Peregrine Capital in November 2012. Before joining the Peregrine Group, Annette spent 15 years at Old Mutual, and 9 years at Sanlam, as a personal assistant.

Investment Team:

David Fraser

Executive Chairman and Portfolio Manager

David co-founded Peregrine Capital in 1998 and is a Portfolio Manager of all the Peregrine Capital Funds, while also being Executive Chairman of the business. David started his career at Liberty Asset Management, where he was Assistant General Manager, mainly involved in non-consumer industrial company research. David was appointed Sector Research Head for this area in 1998. David qualified as a CA (SA) in 1994, after completing his articles at KPMG Inc.

Jacques Conradie

Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager

BCom cum laude, BCom (Hons) (Actuarial) cum laude, FASSA, CFA

Jacques joined Peregrine Capital in 2007 and is a Portfolio Manager of all the Peregrine Capital Funds, while also being Managing Director of the business. Jacques started his career at Old Mutual in 2006, where he worked in the Life Insurance Product Development team, and qualified as an Actuary. In 2005, as a student at Stellenbosch University, Jacques was awarded the Chancellor’s medal for being the top graduating student. He has represented South Africa at the International Mathematical Olympiad and International Olympiad in Informatics, winning Bronze medals at both events. Jacques is a member of the investment committee of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and is a CFA charterholder.

Justin Cousins

Executive Director and Portfolio Manager

BAcc Sci cum laude, HDip Acc, CA (SA)

Justin joined Peregrine Capital in March 2013 and is a Portfolio Manager of all the Peregrine Capital Funds. He qualified as a CA (SA) in 2012, after completing his articles at Ernst and Young. Justin was nominated for the Dean’s list at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006 and 2007.

Nathi Msimango

Trader and Investment Analyst

MSc Electrical Engineering, BSc Electrical Engineering, CFA Level 1

Nathi joined Peregrine Capital in July 2020 as an investment analyst and trader, and is involved with investment research, trade execution and portfolio system maintenance. Prior to this, Nathi worked at FirstRand Bank as a quantitative analyst. Nathi was nominated for the Dean’s list at the University of the Witwatersrand from his first to fourth year.

Simon Steyn

Portfolio Manager

BCom (Hons), CFA

Simon joined Peregrine Capital in May 2009 and is a portfolio manager. Simon completed his BCom (Hons) in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria in 2008 and is a CFA charterholder. During his studies, he led and won the University of Pretoria’s final year BCom Investment Management Project.

Anton Smit

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons) cum laude, PGDT Acc Sci, CA (SA), CFA

Anton joined Peregrine Capital in December 2015 after completing his articles at BDO. Anton qualified as a CA (SA) in 2016 and is a CFA charterholder.

Matthew Thomson

Portfolio Manager

BCom cum laude, PGDA cum laude, CA (SA), CFA

Matthew joined Peregrine Capital in May 2018 and is a portfolio manager. Prior to this, Matthew worked for Rezco Asset Management as an investment analyst for 18 months. Matthew qualified as a CA (SA) in 2017, after completing his articles via the Nedbank CA Training Programme and is a CFA charterholder. Matthew was placed 4th nationally in the 2014 SAICA ITC (First Chartered Accountant Board exam).

Yusuf Mahomed

Trader and Investment Analyst

BSc (with Distinction), BSc (Hons) (Actuarial Science) (with Distinction), FASSA, CFA

Yusuf joined Peregrine Capital in April 2021 as an investment analyst and trader and is involved with investment research, trade execution and portfolio system maintenance. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Yusuf was employed at Discovery Invest as an actuarial analyst. His responsibilities included brainstorming new product ideas, pricing and launching new products and maintaining existing products. Some of Yusuf’s many special achievements during his academic career include being placed 3rd in SA for National Senior Certificate matric results, winner of Discovery’s Adrian Gore Fellowship Award 2017 (top actuarial graduate) and winner of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) subject prize for the Finance and Investments Fellowship Exam. Yusuf is a CFA charterholder.

AJ Snyman

Investment Analyst

BSc cum laude, BSc (Hons) cum laude, MSc Quantitative Risk Management cum laude, FIA, CERA

AJ joined Peregrine Capital in October 2018 and is an investment analyst. AJ previously worked at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, before joining the asset management industry at Capricorn Fund Managers, in 2016. Prior to this, AJ worked in the capital markets team at Deloitte. He began his career at Investec in 2012, where he worked as a market risk analyst as part of his MSc degree. AJ was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in July 2015 and is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.

Distribution & Marketing:

Alan Yates

Head of Distribution

BBus Sc (Financial Hons), CFA

Alan joined Peregrine Capital in 2019 as a Distribution Manager and was promoted to Head of Distribution in June 2021. He is responsible for managing the distribution team. Alan began his investment career on the Investec Graduate Program in 2007 and spent 12 years with Investec Wealth & Investment, managing private client money for HNW individuals, advisers and trusts. He ran Investec Wealth & Investment’s equity & currency derivatives offerings and was a voting member of their Deal Forum Committee. He was a member of the JSE’s Retail Advisory Committee, as well as the JSE Currency Derivatives Committee. Alan is a CFA charterholder.

Kavita Patel

Investment Specialist

BCom Economics

Kavita joined Peregrine Capital in January 2022 as an Investment Specialist in Johannesburg. She studied Economics and Commerce at the University of Western Australia. Kavita began her career at PKF Australia as an international tax advisor. After moving to South Africa she worked as a Business Unit Head: Portfolio Manager at Sasfin Securities where she managed local and offshore investment portfolios for high net worth clients, trusts and foundations. During Kavita’s 8 year career she was involved with many elements of the business, particularly the development of the offshore investment offering and engaging with clients of the business. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Kavita held a role as an Investment Manager at Genera Capital, a global multi-family office based in Johannesburg and London.

Dudley Lamont Smith

Investment Specialist

BBus Sc (Finance Hons), CFA

Dudley joined Peregrine Capital in January 2015, and is responsible for distribution and investor relations. Dudley qualified as a CFA charterholder in 2014. Between June 2010 and December 2014, he worked at Momentum, where his last role was with Momentum Manager of Managers. Prior to that, Dudley spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs in London.

Anne Holding

Investment Specialist

BComm Finance and Economics summa cum laude, BComm Honours in Finance

Anne joined Peregrine Capital in 2020 and is responsible for distribution and investor and adviser relations in Kwa Zulu Natal. She commenced her career in 2014 at Marriott Asset Management as a member of the Operations Team, responsible for nationwide support to financial advisors and investors for all Marriott products. Anne ended her time with Marriott as an Investment Consultant for the KZN and Eastern Cape regions. In this role, she was primary liaison to financial advisors, with the duty of educating and training advisors in the Marriott investment philosophy and product offering, resolving concerns, and advancing the business’ image.

Lafras Moolman

Investment Specialist

LLB, MBA

Lafras joined Peregrine Capital in September 2020, and is responsible for distribution in Pretoria. He completed his LLB in 2009, and was admitted as an attorney in 2010. After practising as an attorney for 2 years, Lafras started his career in financial services at Old Mutual, where he spent 9 years in business development and distribution. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Lafras was a Wealth Account Manager with Old Mutual Wealth, consulting to Financial Advisers and delivering the Old Mutual Wealth Value proposition of business management, financial planning and investment management solutions into these practices. Lafras also completed his Masters in Business Administration degree in 2019.

Gugulethu Pesha

Distribution Support

BComm Economics and Econometrics

Gugu joined Peregrine Capital in October 2020 and is responsible for assisting the distribution team nationwide. After completing her BComm Economics and Econometrics, at the University of Johannesburg in 2010, Gugu started her career in financial services at Silica Financial Administration Solutions, as the International Operations Administrator. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Gugu spent 6 years at Discovery Invest in various roles, including Offshore Operations Administrator, and her most recent position as Financial Controller.

Marnus Briedenhann

Investment Specialist

BCom Law, CFP® Professional

Marnus joined Peregrine Capital on 1 March 2021, and is responsible for distribution in the the Free State, Northern Cape and North West. After a career of almost 6 years as a professional rugby player with the Free State Rugby Union, and Griffons Rugby Union, respectively, Marnus started his career in financial services at PSG Wealth as a Financial Adviser from October 2011 until May 2015. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Marnus was a Wealth Account Manager with Old Mutual Wealth, where he spent almost 6 years as the manager and relationship holder of key accounts of various Financial Advisers in the Free State, Northern Cape and North West. His role was consulting to Financial Advisers and delivering the Old Mutual Wealth Value proposition of business management, financial planning and wealth management solutions, into these practices. Marnus holds Postgraduate Diplomas in both Financial Planning and Investment Planning, and is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.

Felicia Mlanjana

Marketing

BTech Marketing

Felicia joined Peregrine Capital in October 2020 as a Marketing Manager responsible for brand management, advertising campaigns, events and communications. Felicia has been employed by the Peregrine Group since 2010. Her first appointment was with Peregrine Holdings Limited as assistant to the Capital Introduction team. In 2017, Felicia was promoted to Marketing Manager. After completing her BTech Marketing in 2007, she started her career at Nelson Mandel Bay Tourism, as an intern in the events department, then moved to African Response in 2008 as a Junior Research Executive.

Danni Dixon

Chief Marketing Officer

Higher Diploma in Marketing, Advanced Global Management Programme

Danni joined Peregrine Capital in January 2022 as Chief Marketing Officer. In her role, she will be responsible for leading the business’s marketing across brand, investment marketing and corporate communications. During her 25-year career across corporate and agency, she has established a reputation as a brand leader who’s driven by challenge and influenced brave strategic creative ideas on many of the well-loved South-African and global brands . Before joining Peregrine Capital, she was the marketing head of Investec South Africa. Before corporate, she headed up a global network agency (MD of TBWAHuntLascaris) and before that she had her own award-winning advertising and PR agencies (founder and CEO of RedCube Agency and HelloWorld Agency).

Operations:

Tania Formilan

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

BCom, BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)

Tania joined Peregrine Capital in 2013 and has the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Peregrine Capital. Tania has been employed by the Peregrine Group since 2000. Her first appointment was with Peregrine Holdings Limited, as assistant to the Peregrine Group Financial Director. Since 2005, she has been involved in the financial and operational management of hedge funds within the Peregrine Group. Tania qualified as a CA (SA) in 2001, after completing her articles at PKF Inc.

Pinky Phokojoe

Magic Maker

Pinky has been employed by the Peregrine Group since 2012. Pinky joined Peregrine Capital in November 2020 and assists the team by maintaining the office appearance and cleanliness, and providing our guests with an exceptional guest experience.

Bryan Smith

Data Scientist

BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

Bryan joined Peregrine Capital in November 2021 as a Data Scientist and is involved with setting up and improving the data environment for Peregrine Capital. His responsibilities include data analysis, machine learning and data engineering. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Bryan was employed at FNB as a Data Engineer. During his studies, he was elected chairperson of the actuarial student society at the University of Pretoria. Bryan is currently pursuing his actuarial exams to become an actuary.

Chónel Bird

Financial Manager

BCom: Accounting Sciences, BCom Accounting Sciences (Hons) CA (SA)

Chónel joined Peregrine Capital in January 2020 as a financial manager. In addition to assisting the COO with ad hoc operational projects, Chónel’s current role includes ensuring accurate financial reporting, assisting with middle office reconciliation and settlement issues and as liaison between the investment team and finance where back office assistance is needed. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Chónel was employed at a commodity trading company as a financial accountant. Since qualifying as a CA(SA) Chónel spent 2 years in external audit as a manager and then entered commerce to work in financial management roles. Chónel qualified in 2016 after completing her articles at Deloitte & Touche.

Mahlatse Nkoana

Financial Accountant

BCom Accounting

Mahlatse joined Peregrine Capital in November 2021 as a Financial Accountant. Her duties involve assisting with the daily operations of the Finance team as well as financial reporting. Mahlaste received her BCom Accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg, after which she completed her SAICA articles at SNG Grant Thornton and worked at TIH as an accountant for three years. In 2011, Mahlatse was recognised as one of UJ’s Top 100 First Year students for academic excellence.

Elsje du Preez

Financial Manager

BCom Acc, BCompt (Hons) Acc, CA (SA)

Elsje joined Peregrine Capital in April 2020 as a financial manager and assists the CFO and COO with daily operations, financial reporting and tax. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Elsje was employed by HSBC Bank Plc Johannesburg Branch for 6 years as a reporting associate. Since qualifying, Elsje has had various consulting, audit and advisory positions, including secondments with Deloitte USA. Elsje qualified as a CA(SA) in 2011 after completing her articles at Deloitte & Touche.

Nicole Baron

Financial Manager

BCom Acc Sci, BCom Acc Sci (Hons), CA (SA)

Nicole joined Peregrine Capital in March 2021 as a financial manager. Nicole’s current role includes assisting the CFO and COO with daily operations and financial reporting. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Nicole was employed at EY as an external auditor. Nicole qualified as a CA(SA) in 2019 after completing her articles at EY. While at EY, Nicole was seconded to the EY Belgium office in 2019 before returning to the Johannesburg office where she was a manager serving clients in a variety of industries. Nicole is a proud member of MENSA.

Vishal Bhutt

Middle Office Manager

Vishal joined Peregrine Capital in October 2021 as the Middle Office Manager assisting the trading desk and finance team in the operational environment. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Vishal was employed at Investec CIB within the prime services space and has vast experience in the operational environment having worked at JP Morgan Chase, UBS, and HSBC in SA. Vishal is a registered trader on the JSE through SAIFM, holds a certificate through CAIA institution in Alternative investments and has attended a management course through the Gordan Institute of Business Science (GIBS) during his various working assignments.

Monica de Beer

Compliance Officer

BA, LLB, LLM

Monica joined Peregrine Capital in September 2021 as the Compliance Officer and she also assists with legal matters within the company. She previously worked as an external Compliance Officer at a compliance practice. Monica was admitted as an attorney in March 2016, after completing her articles at Rudolf van Niekerk Inc.

Winnie Mabalane

Office Administrator

Winnie has been employed by the Peregrine Group since January 2005. Winnie joined Peregrine Capital in 2013 and is responsible for administration and office support to the Peregrine Capital finance and operations team. Prior to joining Peregrine Capital, Winnie was the administration assistant for Peregrine Fund Platform, a management platform in support of start-up hedge funds.

Annette Heyns

Personal Assistant

Annette has been employed by the Peregrine Group since October 1999 as personal assistant to a number of directors across Peregrine and Citadel. Annette joined Peregrine Capital in November 2012. Before joining the Peregrine Group, Annette spent 15 years at Old Mutual, and 9 years at Sanlam, as a personal assistant.