Meet the team
David BacherInvestment 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 MontanoBusiness 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.
Fazila ManjooPortfolio Manager
Fazila majored in Actuarial Science and Mathematics, completed with distinction and Dean’s commendation. Fazila began year career as an Actuarial specialist at Alexander Forbes. She then moved to Symmetry Multi- Manager (Old Mutual), where she was head of quants/ Fazila then spent five years as a portfolio manager at Prescient. Before joining Corion, Fazila spent time as Head of Research at Stanlib Index Investing.Anthony HallPortfolio 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.
Simon du PlooyPortfolio 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.Anastasia MahonaQuantitative Analyst
Prior to joining Corion in September 2016, Anastasia worked at RisCura for three years as an analyst. She went onto become the Data & Portfolio Analytics team leader. During this time, she gained knowledge and experience of the investment environment.
Naa-Elah WilliamsOperations 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.Hlengiwe SokhelaInvestment Administration
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.
Alex PlattsQuant Analyst and Head Programmer
Alex joined Corion in June 2017 after graduating with an MPhil in Mathematical Finance from UCT. Alex is responsible for the development and maintenance of pricing, risk management and other Corion systems. He also provides support for various research projects and tasks.Zola NteteOffice Assistant
Zola is responsible for day to day running of the office in Cape Town.