SPEAKERS 2017
Annabel Dallamore

Annabel Dallamore

Annabel is the CEO and founder of Stock Shop, a leading FinTech and proudly South African business. Stock Shop, her primary business, has positioned itself as one of the pioneers in the space of building interfaces and real world applications for predictive/emotional algorithms, A.I. and the financial services world.

Kingsley Williams

Kingsley Williams

Kingsley is the Chief Investment Officer of the indexation capability within Old Mutual Investment Group’s Customised Solutions boutique and is responsible for the indexation fund management process. Kingsley began his career in 2000 with Merrill Lynch and held various positions in New York, London and Johannesburg. Kingsley has 17 years of investment related work experience.

Lynette Ntuli

Lynette Ntuli

Lynette Ntuli is the Chief Executive Officer of Innate Investment Solutions, a South African entity that provides property, asset management and infrastructure solutions to the built environment and custodians of land and property portfolios. Ntuli has previously held senior leadership roles in the commercial, development and investor spheres of the property and trade and investment sector and sits on the executive committees and working groups of various industry related organisations.

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon is CEO and founder of JustOneLap.com – a free educational tool for investors and traders in South Africa – offering live webcasts and downloadable videos.

Bright Khumalo

Bright Khumalo

Bright is a Portfolio Manager at Vestact, a private clients’ asset management firm based in Melrose Arch. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Accounting from the University of Cape Town.

Marubini Raphulu

Marubini Raphulu

Marubini founded Medupi Capital, which formed Hulisani in partnership with Mazi Capital. Medupi Capital is a shareholder in various energy companies and focuses on collaborative principal investments and advisory in the energy sector. Since Hulisani’s listing in April 2016, he has served as chief investment officer and recently became chief executive officer.

Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka is a tech and small business advisor, as well as lean start-up practitioner and partner at venture builder, Entrepreneur Traction. He holds a directorships on various startup boards, and a non-executive director seat at the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF).

Dov Paluch

Dov Paluch

Dov swam against the tide and moved from Australia to South Africa. Due to his passion for innovation founded Catalyst Research Solutions and is now involved in assisting companies in moving South Africa to a knowledge based economy.

Through a background in Law and IT, Dov has international consulting experience and has established incentive practices in South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

Devin Shutte

Devin Shutte

An experienced financial market participant, with more than a decade’s experience as a professional portfolio manager and trader, as well as a registered JSE Equity Trader.

Jannie Leach

Jannie Leach

Jannie joined Nedgroup Investments in 2008 as an Investment Analyst in the Best of Breed Team. During his time as an analyst he started developing the Core Range of low cost multi-asset portfolios which were launched in September 2009. He currently drives the strategic development of the Core Range and is responsible for their “cost efficient” investment philosophy and process.

Douglas Kruger

Douglas Kruger

Douglas is the author of 6 business books, including the highly acclaimed ‘Own Your Industry – How to Position Yourself as an Expert,’ with Penguin Random House. A multiple award-winning speaker, his clients include senior management at companies like MultiChoice, BMW, Liberty and HP.

Darlene Menzies

Darlene Menzies

Darlene is a technology innovator and serial entrepreneur who has established several successful businesses. Darlene was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 6 Top Female Tech Breakthrough Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2017. She is a winner of a South Africa Innovation Entrepreneur Award and one of her Fintech innovations won the Country Award for Best Business Product at the 2013 World Summit Awards.

Michelle Dickens

Michelle Dickens

Michelle Dickens is the managing director and co-founder of TPN Credit Bureau. TPN is South Africa’s only credit bureau specialising in the collection of tenant behaviour and rental payment profile information. Michelle established TPN in 2000 after working as a property manager for 5 years and experiencing first-hand the frustration many landlords faced in dealing with delinquent tenants.

Zwelakhe Mnguni

Zwelakhe Mnguni

Zwelakhe Mnguni is the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder at Benguela Global Fund Managers. He has over 12 years of investment experience.

David Hurwitz

David Hurwitz

David is a chartered accountant, having served his articles at Grant Thornton, Johannesburg. He has been active in debt capital markets since 1997, holding employment at both a specialist structured finance organisation and a large local bank. He was appointed to Transaction Capital’s main board as group chief risk officer in April 2012, thereafter served as the group CFO and in January 2014 was appointed as the group CEO of Transaction Capital Limited.

Garth Mackenzie

Garth Mackenzie

The founder and editor of Business Day TV’s Traders Corner program and the TradersCorner.co.za website. Garth runs courses on trading and provides daily technical analysis to Standard Bank Online Share Trading.

Annette Muller

Annette Muller

Annette Muller is the founder of Flexy [www.flexyskills.com], a powerful new online platform that helps businesses and freelance experts work together on-demand, all over the world.

Wayne Speechly

Wayne Speechly

Wayne Speechly is the Managing Director for Digital Advisory at Dimension Data. As Managing Director, Wayne is responsible for finding and implementing innovative solutions that will positively impact the organisations’ ability to leverage the age of digital more effectively.

Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff is a South African radio and television personality. He is currently the host of The Gareth Cliff Show on CliffCentral.com and has also been a judge on South African Idols.

Brendan Mullen

Brendan Mullen

Brendan Mullen has over 10 years of investing and advisory experience in both the USA and Africa. His work with AAE, Bain and Secha has encompassed 12 different countries on the continent. Brendan holds an MBA from Duke University.

Lee Naik

Lee Naik

Lee is a seasoned technology and digital transformation expert, public speaker and thought leader. He has spent the majority of his career shaping and managing the execution of complex transformation programs and helping organisations understand the role of digital technologies in driving their relevance in an increasingly digital world.

Euphonik

Euphonik

Euphonik, whose real name is Themba Mbongeni Nkosi, is a South African DJ, music producer, and radio presenter. Euphonik invests in properties and owns a total of fourteen properties in Johannesburg.

Nerina Visser

Nerina Visser

Nerina Visser is an independent ETF Strategist and Advisor, offering consulting services to the investment industry, financial advisors and private individuals with a focus on exchange-traded products and benchmark indices. Nerina is a director of the etfSA Portfolio Management Company.

Peet Serfontein

Peet Serfontein

Peet has worked in financial markets for over 19 years and has fulfilled a wide range of trading and research roles. In 2010 Peet joined the Nedbank Institutional Equities team as technical analyst focusing on market forecasts. He is jointly rated No. 1 in the Technical Analysis category (2016, 2015, 2014 and No 2 rating for 2013 & 2012) in the Financial Mail Top Analyst annual awards.

Brandon Katz

Brandon Katz

Brandon comes from a strong line of entrepreneurs, with his grandfather Co-Founding Metro Cash and Carry and his father Co-Founding HCS. By being an entrepreneur himself and by constantly meeting entrepreneurs on a daily basis, Brandon has a deep understanding of the challenges entrepreneurs face. Brandon will be taking us through how the government is assisting start-ups and what pitfalls the current incentives have.

Palesa Lengolo

Palesa Lengolo

Palesa Lengolo is a founding Director of Palengo Holdings (a black woman owned company which was formed with the intention to acquire stakes in other companies, educate and empower people to invest). She is a Certified Associate of Institute of Bankers SA, member of South African Institute of Business Accountants and has years of experience in financial services.

Tshepo Kgapane

Tshepo Kgapane

Tshepo “Dj @ Large” Kgapane, is a 26 year old radio broadcaster, TV presenter and entrepreneur. Tshepo’s goal is to continue to grow his radio brain, by listening, engaging and challenging conventional radio.

Magda Wierzycka

Magda Wierzycka

Magda qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (Edinburgh) in 1994. She has over 20 years’ experience in the South African asset management industry and has published widely in the field. She has also served as a board member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Since 2006 she has headed Sygnia as its CEO.

Julia Price

Julia Price

Julia is a Chartered Accountant (SA), having also completed her Chartered Financial Analyst qualification. Her background is in investment banking and she spent 5 years as a Class Of dealmaker in Rand Merchant Bank’s Debt Capital Markets, Fixed Income and Currency Structuring and Principal Investment divisions.

Tshepo Moloi

Tshepo Moloi

Tshepo completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at UJ and is currently in progress to complete a Masters in Finance. StokFella is Tshepo’s third business as he explores what it takes to be a serial entrepreneur.

Helena Conradie

Helena Conradie

Helena Conradie is CEO of Satrix, a leading provider of index-tracking products in South Africa. Satrix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sanlam Group. Helena holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Honours) and a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch.

Keith McLachlan

Keith McLachlan

Fund Manager, AlphaWealth Prime Small & Mid Cap Fund. Keith founded his financial blog, www.SmallCaps.co.za to share his passion for investing, the stock market, and the South African small and mid cap sectors. Keith has a BComm Rationum (Economics & Accounting) – BComm Hons. (Accounting) – CA (SA).

Ian Jones

Ian Jones

Ian Jones is is CEO of Fundhouse SA. Ian joined Fundhouse in 2013 and is a Director based in South Africa. He also has international experience, having spent five years in Australia and 2 years in the United Kingdom. He started in the investment industry in 2001 and is a qualified actuary.

Mduduzi Luthuli

Mduduzi Luthuli

Mduduzi Luthuli is the co-founder and an Executive Director of Luthuli Capital and heads up their Wealth Management and Corporate Division. He has been in the wealth management industry for 7 years with experience in investment portfolio management, risk management and business assurance.

Charles Savage

Charles Savage

Charles is Group CEO of the Purple Group – a fintech company and a pioneer in democratising the stock market for all South Africans. A passionate innovator with a strong focus on technology, business development and leadership, Charles believes in delivering products and services which are simple, engaging, educational and inspiring.

Charles holds a BCom in Accounting and Information Systems which he earned at the University of Cape Town in 1996.

Anthea Gardner

Anthea Gardner

Anthea is Managing Director and a founding partner at Johannesburg-based asset manager, Cartesian Capital. Her career has taken her from Cape Town to Johannesburg, London and Tunisia. She has a solid background is equity derivatives, with her MBA thesis in Option Pricing Theory.

Gareth Stobie

Gareth Stobie

Gareth Stobie is the Managing Director of CoreShares – a leading South African passive investment management business with a particular focus on Smart Beta. He has an MBA from Wits Business School and has over 14 years’ financial services experience across structured finance, investment management and banking. Gareth is passionate about index investing and ensuring that investors get their fair share of market returns.

Neo Ratau

Neo Ratau

Neo is Co-Founder and Lead Transactor at Everest Ventures, a company on a mission to “demystify” finance and help facilitate capital to high growth, privately owned businesses. She holds an Honours, B.Comm (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg and is currently an MTN Scholar studying towards her Masters in Inclusive Innovation through the University of Cape Towns’ Graduate School of Business.

Kristia van Heerden

Kristia van Heerden

Kristia van Heerden is the CEO of justonelap.com – a free online financial education and investment resource. She is an award-winning financial journalist, a passionate index investor and recovered debt junkie. Kristia is on a crusade to demystify the investment world to make it more accessible to ordinary South Africans. Her weekly podcast The Fat Wallet Show aims to explain industry jargon, while her ETF blog unpacks passive products available to local investors.