Partner - Head of Equity Management
He established the Global Best Ideas Equity Management division in 2009. He guides the identification of businesses that meet the team’s quality threshold and only invests in best-of-breed companies that can clearly demonstrate sustainable quality, a particular strategic competitive edge and attractive value.
Gerrit spent the majority of his career at Sanlam Investment Management. Starting out as an Equity Analyst, he moved quickly up the ranks culminating in Chief Investment Strategist, and was involved in a number of the firm’s corporate actions and its foreign asset swap process. He was subsequently appointed as Chief Investment Officer in London for Sanlam’s International equity portfolios. He contributed to his strong track record in London as the Head of Research at a specialist fund manager before joining Stonehage Fleming.
Gerrit has over 30 years’ investment experience and holds a Hons B.Com degree from the University of Stellenbosch and the University of South Africa.
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