Flagship offers a range of funds which our investors may access locally using South African Rands or offshore using US dollars.
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Kyle Wales CA(SA) CFA
Kyle is a fund manager and member of Flagship’s global investments team.
Kyle has been investing internationally for over 13 years. Prior to Flagship, he worked at Coronation Fund Managers for 9 years in the Global and Global Emerging Markets teams, and also co-managed a global equities boutique at Old Mutual Investment Group. Kyle is a qualified chartered accountant and CFA charter holder.
Pieter Hundersmarck BCom (Econ), MSc (Fin)
Pieter is a fund manager and member of Flagship’s global investments team.
Pieter has been investing internationally for over 14 years. Prior to Flagship, he worked at Coronation Fund Managers for 10 years in the Global and Global Emerging Markets teams, and also co-managed a global equities boutique at Old Mutual Investment Group. Pieter holds a BCom (Economics) from Stellenbosch University and an MSc Finance from Nyenrode Universiteit in the Netherlands.
Emma Hulton BBusSci (Hons)
Global Business Strategist
Emma is the business strategist for the global investment team at Flagship. She joined Flagship in 2019. Emma has 18 years’ experience in asset management. Prior to Flagship, Emma worked at Coronation Fund Managers in research, operations and distribution support roles for the domestic and global investment teams. Emma also spent 2 years at Old Mutual Investment Group as COO of a global investment boutique. Emma graduated from UCT with a BBusSci (Honours) in 2001.
Niall Brown CA(SA)
Director and Fund Manager
Niall manages the Flagship IP Flexible Value Fund and has done so since 2004. The fund was awarded a Raging Bull certificate for top performance for the 3 year period ending 31 December 2018 (in the multi asset – flexible –sector).
Niall has 38 years’ experience in investments. He was a director, and for a number of years, head of research at HSBC Securities (formerly Simpson McKie Inc). He was subsequently chief investment officer of HSBC Asset Management (South Africa). After an 18-year career at HSBC and its predecessor firms, he left the group in December 2000. From 2001 to 2004 he managed a private investment company with great success before deciding to return to the business of managing third-party funds. This led to the formation of Osborne Capital, a niche fund management business, which merged with Hermes Asset Management in 2009, before merging with Flagship in 2011.
Fund Dealing & Administration
Gabi provides support to Flagship’s fund managers, as well as Flagship client servicing and liaison.
Candice ScholtzBSc (Hons)
CLIENT INVESTMENT ADMINISTRATION
Candice is in charge of all aspects of Flagship’s client investment administration. She also coordinates Flagship’s cash management service.
Winston Floquet CA(SA) MBA
Winston joined Martin & Co in 1969 and has throughout his career been involved in equities, fixed income, fund management and research (while CEO and head of research at Martin & Co, the company was rated the number 1 research house for 18 consecutive years). He has managed portfolios of private clients throughout his working life and ran the Martin & Co Provident Fund for over 30 years. Winston also acted as Flagship’s CIO and Chairman for 19 years, winning multiple industry awards for fund management over that period.
Naomi Van der ColffBComm
Naomi acts as Flagship’s company secretary and financial manager and has done so for more than 15 years. In addition to this, she provides Flagship’s bookkeeping services.
Bruce Anderson CA(SA)
Senior Portfolio Manager
Bruce manages Flagship’s segregated portfolio services to high net worth clients.
Bruce graduated from UCT with a BCom in 1976 and qualified as a CA(SA) in 1981 following articles with Arthur Young in Cape Town. He spent 4 years at Irvin & Johnson as Financial Controller and then joined Fairheads Trust as Portfolio Manager in 1986. In his 20 years with Fairheads he managed a variety of funds including segregated pension and provident funds, various unit trusts, an international fund incorporating a composite hybrid fund of funds and direct equity mandate as well as segregated portfolio’s for high net worth clients. Bruce was a director of Fairheads Holdings, Fairheads Trust and Fairheads Asset Managers. In this time Bruce gained extensive experience across all asset classes and Fairheads Asset Managers twice headed the Alexander Forbes Manager Watch survey of retirement fund managers. In 2007 Fairheads disposed of their interest in Fairheads Asset Managers. Bruce remained with the company as a director and filled a number of roles including CIO and CEO. In November 2010 Bruce joined the Flagship Investment Team.
Paul Floquet CA(SA) CFA
Director and Fund Manager
Paul manages the Flagship IP Balanced Fund and is a member of Flagship’s global investment team.
He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 with Deloitte and Touche. In 1998, he moved to London where he gained investment experience with JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and asset management experience with Vantage Investment Advisory Limited. In 2000 he returned to South Africa where he spent three years managing his own company which included consulting and advisory work for Corpcapital Limited and various other private equity businesses. In 2003 he re-entered the corporate market and was appointed group finance executive of African Banking Corporation and, in 2004, became a shareholder and equity investment director of Flagship.
Simon Hudson BA LLB
Simon acts as Flagship’s CEO, as well as being responsible for Flagship’s client service, marketing and internal compliance.
After completing his legal articles in 1994, Simon joined Investec Private Bank where he was responsible for developing the private client investment business. In 1996 he joined Rand Merchant Bank as head of the Corporate distribution channel of RMB Private Bank. In March 1999, Simon moved to Cape Town to join Fleming Private Asset Management as head of its Western Cape branch, whereafter he was appointed a director of the company. In July 2000, Simon led the team that initiated the management buyout of Fleming Private Asset Management (changing the name to Flagship Private Asset Management).
Ricky is responsible for all aspects of the efficient running of the Flagship office.