Meet The Team

David Bacher
Investment Director

Before joining Corion in November 2008, David was the investment director and founding director of Caveo Fund Solutions (Caveo), a fund of hedge funds investment company. Prior to this, David was a research manager and portfolio manager at Investment Solutions — South Africa’s biggest multi-manager firm. David has completed all the exams of the CFA programme.

Garreth Montano
Business Director

Garreth began his career as a private client portfolio manager before embarking on his investment banking career with Investec. He attained vast local and international experience in equity derivatives, risk-management and pair strategies before co-founding AG Capital in August 2010. Garreth has worked with Corion since 2012.

Anastasia Mahona
Portfolio Manager

Prior to joining Corion in September 2016, Anastasia worked at RisCura for three years and went onto become the Data & Portfolio Analytics team leader. At Corion, Anastasia is a senior member of the business heading all data and reporting functions and being responsible for the portfolio management of the Prosperitas Fund.

Simon du Plooy
Portfolio Manager

Simon joined Corion in November 2009. He holds an MSc Degree in Financial Mathematics and has passed all the examinations of the CFA program. Simon worked as a risk analyst for ABSA for two years, after which he joined the Central Risk and Compliance Team at RMB. It was here that Simon developed the infrastructure required to monitor hedge fund mandates on a daily basis.

Eric Mtshweni
Manager Research

Eric Mtshweni holds a B.com (Hons) Econometrics, B.com (Hons) Investment Management and he is also Technical Member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. He has 15 years investment experience. He served at Transnet Pension Fund Administrators as Manager for investment Performance Monitoring and subsequently as the head of investment consulting at Ensimini Financial Services.

Anthony Hall
Portfolio Manager

Anthony has over 20 years’ investment experience working in both local and multinational institutions. Qualified as a chartered accountant (CA(SA)) and a CFA charterholder, Anthony began his investment career in risk and quantitative analysis, and later moved into portfolio management, focusing on equity-centric funds. More recently, Anthony has managed multi-strategy retail funds and equity-protection strategies for institutional clients.

Hlengiwe Sokhela
Investment Reporting

Hlengiwe joined Corion in 2018 and oversees Investment Administration. Hlengiwe holds a BCom (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from UCT and she is currently enrolled for a Master’s in Finance. She has six years working experience in financial services, most recently as a senior fund accountant at State Street.

Naa-Elah Williams
Operations Manager

Naa-elah joined Corion in 2018 and oversees Investment Operations. Naa-elah holds a BCom in Finance from UWC. She has previously worked as an Administrator at Maitland, where she has fulfilled numerous roles from Dealing and Settlements to Hedge Fund Accounting, and has also worked as an Alternative Fund Accountant at Prescient.

Rael Colley
Quantitative Analyst

Before joining Corion in 2021, Rael was a rated sell side analyst at Anchor Capital from 2016 to 2019. In 2020, he became a portfolio manager of local & offshore portfolios. Rael has completed his Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and has a BSc (Hons) in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town.

Zola Ntete
Office Assistant

Zola has worked at Corion since 2012. Zola is responsible for day to day running of the office in Cape Town and is known by all as for the permanent smile on her face.