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.
I served for two years as a mentor to trainee coaches at the Centre For Coaching, which is situated in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.
Honours degree in psychology, cum laude (2011)