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
    Quantitative 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.

    Nadir Thokan
    Portfolio Manager

    Nadir has been in the multi-management industry since 2011 performing the roles of manager research analyst, investment strategist, portfolio manager and chief investment officer. Prior funds managed by Nadir have won several industry awards. Nadir is a regular financial market commentator and holds a Bcom Honors in Business Finance.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    Hlengiwe Sokhela
    Investment 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.

  • Zola Ntete
    Office Assistant

    Zola is responsible for day to day running of the office in Cape Town.

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
Quantitative 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.

Nadir Thokan
Portfolio Manager

Nadir has been in the multi-management industry since 2011 performing the roles of manager research analyst, investment strategist, portfolio manager and chief investment officer. Prior funds managed by Nadir have won several industry awards. Nadir is a regular financial market commentator and holds a Bcom Honors in Business Finance.

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.

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.

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.

Hlengiwe Sokhela
Investment 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.

Zola Ntete
Office Assistant

Zola is responsible for day to day running of the office in Cape Town.