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    We're focused on investment excellence.

    Our staff of over 190 professionals is firmly aligned behind our focus on achieving consistent investment excellence. Many of our people have stayed with us for many years, testament to our strong culture of ownership and responsibility. We also benefit from a flat management structure and our team approach allows our investment professionals to focus on what they do best - managing clients' savings.

    A Team Approach

    Our team and decision-making process are structured so that all of our buy and sell decisions are taken collectively. They are dedicated to achieving steady outperformance over time, and are backed by sophisticated analytical systems, data and the global expertise and advanced technology of M&G plc.

    With over 400 years' cumulative experience, the entire team, including analysts and fund managers, actively debates each idea to buy, sell or hold assets before being put to a vote. This is a fundamental part of our risk management process.

    The diversity of our staff across race, gender, age, training and experience contributes to a rich, team-based business culture where all ideas are welcomed, helping add value to client results and interactions.

    Hamilton van Breda

    Chairman

    BSoc Sc; LLB; Post Graduate Diploma in Tax (University of Cape Town); CFP professional.

    Hamilton is responsible for all Retail Sales at M&G Investments. He joined M&G in 2001. Hamilton started his career with Francis Thompson & Aspden Attorneys.

    Having completed his articles, he joined Old Mutual as a legal advisor. He has 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry having worked at Lisps and Asset Managers in a legal advisory and sales position.

    Hamilton has served as a Director for MandG Investments (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd since 2004.

    Ben Bertolini

    Managing Director

    B.Econ (ED) (Hons) (University of the Western Cape).

    Ben joined M&G Investments Namibia in 2013 and is responsible for the Namibian operations of M&G.

    He started off in the Namibian Banking industry in 1991. He joined Namibia Asset Management in 1997 as a trainee analyst and worked his way up in the company to become the CEO of Namibia Asset Management in 2003. During 2011 he ventured into the unlisted investment space in Namibia. Ben has extensive experience in the investment industry in Namibia.

    Mbumba Haitengela

    Non-Executive Director

    Mbumba is the Executive Director in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service.

    He started his professional career as an analyst at the Bank of Namibia in 1998. He spent some time at the African Development Foundation, Swabou Insurance Company and Namibia Development Foundation. He started in April 2003 at Standard Bank Namibia as Head of Legal Services, Compliance and Group Company Secretary. In 2004 he became the Managing Director at Standard Insurance Brokers Namibia. Mbumba also spent some time as the Head of the Public Sector Banking Division and the Corporate and Institutional Banking Departments within Standard Bank Namibia.

    He is a director at Horizon Investment Company.

    Ben Bertolini

    Managing Director

    B.Econ (ED) (Hons) (University of the Western Cape).

    Ben joined M&G Investments Namibia in 2013 and is responsible for the Namibian operations of M&G.

    He started off in the Namibian Banking industry in 1991. He joined Namibia Asset Management in 1997 as a trainee analyst and worked his way up in the company to become the CEO of Namibia Asset Management in 2003. During 2011 he ventured into the unlisted investment space in Namibia. Ben has extensive experience in the investment industry in Namibia.

    Hein Davids

    Business Development Manager

    B.Com Business Management and Entrepreneurship; Post-graduate diploma in Business Management; Advanced diploma in Project Management (North-West University).

    Hein joined M&G Investments as a Business Development Manager in Namibia in February 2023.

    Prior to joining M&G, Hein worked at Sanlam Namibia and before that, at PPS Insurance Namibia, both in business development roles.

    Hein has a post-graduate diploma in Business Management, an Advanced diploma in Project Management as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from North-West University.

    Gareth Bern

    CIO Fixed Income

    BBus Sc Finance (University of Cape Town); BComm (Hons) Accounting (University of Cape Town); CA (SA); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Gareth joined M&G Investments in 2004 as a Credit Analyst, then progressed to Head of Fixed Income in 2018, and in January 2024 took on the role of Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income. He is also a member of the M&G Executive Committee.

    Additionally, Gareth is joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Bond Fund, as well as being responsible for overseeing M&G Investments’ fixed income institutional mandates.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments, Gareth completed his articles at Ernst & Young and qualified as a CA (SA) in 2003. After spending part of 2004 working in the asset management division of Ernst & Young’s New York office, he returned to South Africa and joined M&G. He has 18 years’ industry experience.

    Gareth’s qualifications include Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) (University of Cape Town); Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting (University of Cape Town); Chartered Accountant (SA); and is a CFA charterholder.

    Leonard Krüger

    Portfolio Manager

    BSc (Hons) Actuarial Mathematics (University of Pretoria); Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

    Leonard joined M&G Investments in October 2020. He is currently the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Balanced, Inflation Plus, SA Equity and Target Income Funds, as well as the Namibian Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds.

    With 14 years of dedicated investment management experience, Leonard spent the first three years of his career as an actuarial analyst at Liberty Life, before joining Allan Gray as an equity analyst in 2007. During his investment career he has covered a wide variety of companies and sectors. In 2014, he started managing a portion of the Allan Gray Equity and Balanced Funds, and from 2015 a portion of the Allan Gray Stable Fund (across all asset classes) as well as all of Allan Gray’s legacy segregated private client equity portfolios.

    Michael Moyle

    Senior Portfolio Manager and Head: Portfolio Risk Oversight

    Masters Engineering Mechanics (University of Texas, USA); MBA (University of Cape Town); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

    Michael joined M&G Investments in May 2007. He is joint Portfolio Manager of several M&G multi-asset portfolios, including the flagship M&G Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds and institutional mandates. As a member of the Asset Allocation Committee, he has shared responsibility for the active asset allocation decisions in these funds. In January 2024 Michael assumed responsibility for the overall investment risk oversight of all M&G’s portfolios, as well as overseeing the specialist ESG function within the investment team

     
    Prior to joining M&G Investments, he worked for another investment manager for 10 years, where he was responsible for portfolio risk and construction. Currently, he has 26 years of industry experience.


    Michael’s qualifications include: a Masters in Engineering Mechanics (University of Texas); Master of Business Administration (MBA) (University of Cape Town); and CFA charterholder.

    René Prinsloo

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Sc (Hons) Actuarial Science (Stellenbosch University); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute); Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries

    René joined M&G Investments in October 2019 as a Fixed Income Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in December 2021. He is the joint Portfolio Manager of the M&G Money Market, High Interest Fund and Income Funds. 

    With 18 years of industry experience, René previously worked for Avior Capital Markets as a Fixed Income Analyst and Dealer where he was responsible for Avior’s fixed income research product, as well as jointly responsible for the fixed income dealing activities within the business.

    Roshen Harry

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Comm (Rhodes University); Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (Rhodes University); CA (SA) and CFA.

    Roshen joined M&G Investments in May 2006 and is the joint Portfolio Manager of several M&G funds, including the Enhanced Income, High Interest, Income and Money Market Funds.

    With 20 years of investment experience, prior to joining M&G Investments Roshen completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche before joining Rand Merchant Bank in their Risk and Compliance division.

    Sandile Malinga

    CIO Multi-Asset

    BSc Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science (University of the Witwatersrand); Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

    Sandile joined M&G Investments in 2013 as a member of the fixed-income team and joined the multi-asset team in 2018, progressing to Co-Head of Multi-Asset in 2023 in a co-leadership role with Michael Moyle. In January 2024, he took on the role of Chief Investment Officer for Multi-Asset. In addition to being a member of the Executive Committee, Sandile is a member of the MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Board and the MandG Staff Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd.

    Sandile is also the joint-Portfolio Manager of M&G Balanced and Inflation Plus Funds, and he is involved in managing our range of global funds. His role also involves providing analytical and economic support to our multi-asset and fixed-interest investment process. He is a member of the M&G Investments Asset Allocation Committee.

    With 16 years’ industry experience, Sandile previously worked for Investec Asset Management as a fixed interest dealer and analyst. He also served as Portfolio Manager on large institutional fixed interest client mandates with liability immunization objectives.

    Sandile holds a BSc in Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

    Jim Leaviss

    Chief Investment Officer of Public Fixed Income

    BA Economics (University of Manchester); GDip History of Art (Courtauld Institute); IIMR Holder (now CFA)

    Jim is responsible for managing and co-managing a range of fixed income funds, including the M&G Global Macro Bond Fund, and he heads the team responsible for investing across global investment-grade and high-yield credit, government debt and emerging markets debt. The team includes fixed income investment professionals based in London, Chicago, Singapore, Paris and Mumbai, and manages over £140bn of investments. Jim is a fixed income specialist with more than two decades of experience in government and corporate bond markets. Before joining M&G in 1997, he worked as an economist and trader for the Bank of England.

    His qualifications include a B.A. in Economics from the University of Manchester and completion of the Executive Programme at Singularity University, Silicon Valley (US). He is also an Associate of the CFA Society (UK).

    Aaron Powell

    Deputy Portfolio Manager

    B.A Chinese and Economics (University of Leeds)

    Aaron is a deputy fund manager at M&G. Aaron joined M&G in 2013 as a graduate and is a member of the Multi Asset team, with over 10 years’ experience in the investment industry. In December 2018, he was appointed as a portfolio manager for the income and sustainable strategies and in 2022 was appointed portfolio manager for the Episode Macro strategies. In 2023, he was appointed deputy fund manager for the suite of M&G South Africa multi-asset funds.

    He graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Chinese and Economics.

    Craig Simpson

    Portfolio Manager

    Land Economics Degree (University of Aberdeen).

    Craig joined M&G Investments (UK) as a Portfolio Manager in 2004, and in 2015 was appointed Head of Portfolio Management for the Multi Asset Team.

    With over 20 years of investment industry experience, Craig previously worked as a Trainee Fund Manager at Equitable Life Assurance and as an analyst at Pictet Asset Management.

    Gautam Samarth

    Portfolio Manager

    BS Economics (Trinity College); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

    Gautam joined M&G Investments UK in 2014 as a dedicated Analyst on the M&G Leaders team, and became Deputy Manager of the Global Leaders strategy on 1 April 2016. He started managing systematic equity strategies in August 2018 and is currently the co-Head of Systematic Investment Strategies.

    Prior to joining M&G Investments UK, Gautam worked for Credit Suisse in New York, where his last role was Vice President in the HOLT Investment Strategy Team.

    Eva Sun-Wai

    Portfolio Manager

    Eva joined M&G in 2018 on the Investment Graduate Scheme, rotating across several business areas including Emerging Market Debt, Corporate Credit Research, Real Estate and Long Term Investment Strategy. In January 2021 Eva was appointed lead fund manager of the M&G Global Government Bond strategy and the Deputy Portfolio Manager of the M&G Global Macro Bond strategy, having been a junior macro fund manager in the Wholesale Fixed Income team since September 2019. 

    She has a BSc Economics degree from the University of Birmingham. She has obtained the IMC and Financial Services Level 6 qualifications and is a CFA Charterholder. 

     

    Robert Burrows

    Portfolio Manager

    B.Com (Hons) Finance and Economics (University of Pietermaritzburg); CFA Charterholder.

    Robert joined M&G Investments in 2007 and specialises in government bond and macro fixed income mandates. Prior to M&G, Robert worked in fund accounting for Cambridge Place Investment Management, a hedge fund boutique. Robert graduated from the University of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa with an honours degree in Finance and Economics. He is also a CFA charter holder.