The team has decades of experience running equity portfolios.
The funds we have been running gathered a number of ratings and awards. Such as the
AFRICAAM 2013 fund of the year awards and 5 stars from FUNDSTARS.
In 2016 the team was part of a management buyout of Renaissance
Asset Managers where the group was split along product lines and Drakens Capital was
For 16 years he was with Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Group working for
Mark Mobius, here he managed a number of Emerging Market funds was responsible
for company research in Africa and Latin America as well as commodity companies.
He launched one of the first Frontier Funds in the world which has today become
a household name in Frontier investing.
The funds that Sven ran at
Templeton achieved consistent top-quartile performance.
Sven is an
outspoken proponent for corporate governance in developing markets and
co-authored the ground-breaking King Report on Corporate Governance in South
Sven is currently based in Johannesburg but is a true global
citizen, having worked in Singapore, Vienna, Istanbul, San Francisco and London.
At Renaissance Asset Managers he managed one of the best performing and
largest pools of liquid African and Frontiers assets and has obtained a series
of awards and recognitions (Silver S&P Rating and Best Fund in Africa above
At Drakens Capital he manages funds in the Africa region. Sven
holds a BCom in Economics & Business Economics from the University of South
which she completed after her schooling at Charlton Vos College in Pretoria.
She has worked in the financial procurement and compliance fields at Sekela Xabiso and Amazwe Advisory.
While working for these firms she consulted at various firms and organisations such as the SABC and The Department of Water and Sanitation among others.
Vikky is based in Johannesburg as an Analyst covering companies in various markets.
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