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PRACTICE AREAS: Investment strategy, asset allocation and portfolio management

With more than 30 years’ experience in the
wealth management industry, Vanessa brings invaluable expertise to the team in her capacity as Head of Investments

Investment strategy
Asset allocation
Portfolio management

University of Cape Town
+ B.Com
+ Accounts and Statistics

Vanessa launched her career in investment management as one of the founding team members of Coronation Fund Managers in 1993, having previously worked with the team at Syfrets Managed Assets since 1988. She moved to Investec Asset Managers in 2005 to head up the Growth Strategy before taking up the role as portfolio manager and head of equities at Citadel Wealth Management in 2011. Vanessa joined the team in 2019 as Chief Investment Officer.

Vanessa also has a strong philanthropic side and is actively involved in Link2Grow, an organisation committed to the advance for women, where Vanessa plays a key role in their mentoring programme. Her goal is to empower as many people as possible, in order that they may reach financial independence. "The choices, opportunities and freedom this can bring is life changing, for themselves and their families", she says. 

When she's not working, Vanessa keeps fit by jogging and loves to spend time with her husband and their two children, preferably out in the bushveld. 

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