THE TEAM

Werner Prinsloo

CIO

Eugene Prinsloo

Portfolio Manager

Nico McDonald

Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst

Walker Naude

Portfolio Manager

Leonard Steenkamp

Portfolio Manager

Stefan Ferreira

Investment Analyst

Michael Klopper

Equity Analyst

Warren Erasmus

Head of Operations

Melanie Faroe

Office Administrator

Werner Prinsloo

Chief Investment Officer

Werner is the founding member of X-Chequer Fund Management, which was established in 2007. He is the Chief Strategist for the management company. Before establishing X-Chequer, he was part of the management buy-out of the Fairtree Capital Fund from Decillion Fund Management. Werner qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2000, after completing his post-graduate studies at the University of Pretoria.

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Eugene Prinsloo

Portfolio Manager

Eugene is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive knowledge and experience in the banking and financial services industry. His experience, which spans equity-, derivatives-, interest rate and foreign exchange markets, was gained whilst working for 2 of the world’s leading financial services companies, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. He joined us in 2008 from ABSA Capital as Product Control Head.

Nico McDonald

Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst

Nico qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a CFA charter holder. After completing his articles he was sent on a secondment to the USA by Deloitte. Nico then spent some time in London gaining experience in investment products and banking. Nico returned to South Africa and was involved with fund accounting of property funds at Old Mutual. He Joined X-Chequer in 2007 as a fundamental equity research analyst when the business was established. In 2014 Nico joined the Portfolio Management Team of the SA Equity Strategy whilst maintaining his responsibilities as an analyst for the Hedge Funds.

Walker Naude

Portfolio Manager

Walker joined X Chequer in 2009 as fund manager from T-Capital where he was co-manager of a Market Neutral and Long / Short Funds. He is currently the manager of the Flexible Long Short fund. Whilst at T-Capital, the funds won various hedge fund awards. He was rated as one of the top quantitative analysts in the Financial Mail for a number of years. Walker studied Actuarial Science and is also a CFA Charter Holder.

Leonard Steenkamp

Portfolio Manager

Leonard joined X-Chequer in 2015 as co-manager of the Long/Short fund. He was previously CEO of several financial services companies and has 17 years’ experience in stockbroking and fund management companies. He holds a BCom (HONS) CTA and Dip FIN in Financial markets.

Stefan Ferreira

Investment Analyst

Stefan started his career in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector where he gained over 16 years’ experience in areas such as enterprise information systems, databases, mobile technologies and data integration. Analytical by nature, and intrigued by financial markets, he traded his own account for a while, before joining X-Chequer. He holds a National Diploma in Information Technology from the Tshwane University of Technology.

Michael Klopper

Equity Analyst

Michael joined X-Chequer as a junior investment analyst in 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Business Science at the University of Cape Town with a first-class pass.

Warren Erasmus

Head of Operations

Warren joined us in 2017. He began his outside public practise experience as an operations manager for a Cape Town based hedge fund middle office in 2010. After four years he joined a UK prime brokerage heading up their internal audit function and performing financial analysis as part of the finance team. He holds a CA (SA) and M.Com Finance and Risk Management from the University of Cape Town.

Melanie Faroe

Office Administrator

Melanie started working as an office administrator in March 2009. She has gained a vast array of administrative skills while working at X-Chequer and continues to grow and add experienced support to the firm in an administrative function.