I began my investment career in 1988 and became an institutional fund manager at Syfrets Managed Assets in Cape Town. In 1998 I co-founded Thames River Capital in London, and managed the firm’s allocations to external hedge-fund managers. The firm employed some of the smartest people…
I know, which helped AUM grow to $10 billion. After taking a sabbatical to recover from burnout, I shifted my orientation from active investing to serving the members of various communities, both as a volunteer and as a coach. After some years I narrowed my focus to provide consulting services exclusively to the members of my original tribe, the asset-management community.
I served for four years as a crisis counsellor at LifeLine/Childline, both on the phones and as a face-to-face counsellor.
I served for four years at Leap Science & Maths School, a fine institution that gives a leg-up to students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.