THE KANAAN TRUST TEAM

Andre Delport, B.IURIS (UP) (With Endorsement)
CEO (Head Fund Manager)

Andre holds a B.Iuris degree (with endorsement) from the University of Pretoria, and is a registered Fund Manager with the FSB, with a Category IIA license. Andre has done extensive courses in fundamental and statistical fund analysis. He has also completed various courses in fund management.

He has been managing investments for a group of high Nett worth individuals successfully for many years, via his Kanaan Trust. In August 1995 he registered his Kanaan Balanced fund for the retail pension market. In October 1996 his Flexible wrap fund was registered for the voluntary contribution retail market. These funds were changed to FoF during 2005.

The graphic analyses of these funds clearly show the successful application of Andre's investment management skills over the years and that the funds have mostly been outperforming the JSE since inception.

He is known for his successful macro top-down methodology as opposed to the more popular bottom-up style. The fact that Andre wisely switched his funds under management to the money market just weeks just before the 1998 crash and again just before the IT Bubble crash of 2000, is proof of his successful management style. However, he switched out a little bit too late during 2008, because of which his Flexible Fund had a draw down for the year of -16% and his Balanced Fund –9% which emphasises the importance of diversification to his Kanaan Hedge Fund of Funds which he started to manage during 2005 as a well-managed hedge fund of fund in the alternative class, usually ranked amongst the top hedge fund of funds in South Africa, and which grew with almost 6% during the 2008 credit crunch crash when the JSE dropped with more than 40%.

As at 1 May 2015



Gert Delport, B.COM (FIN.)
Fund Manager

Gert Delport worked as a Portfolio Administrator for Kanaan Trust Investment Managers from 1999 until 2002. Working with a successful Investment Manager stimulated his interest in fund management, and during 2002 he enrolled for the Bachelor of Commerce Financial Management degree.

He was appointed by Xhilarator Investment Managers as a Junior Analyst during 2004, and completed his B.Com Financial Management Degree in June 2005. He was subsequently promoted to an Investment Analyst and Assistant Financial Manager. During his time with Xhilarator (Pty) Ltd, Gert was instrumental in the development of various products, including the successful Kanaan Hedge Fund of Funds. His involvement and research into the alternative investment space intrigued him and lead him to enroll for CFA. He has completed the first year of studies of CFA.

In 2011 he was appointed by Kanaan Trust again, as Assistant Fund Manager, Investment Analyst and Financial Manager. Although most of his time is used to research investment opportunities for the two unit trust FoF’s, fund of hedge funds as well as an offshore hedge fund of funds, he also advises some high net worth individuals of Kanaan Trust on the asset allocation of their investments and their capital requirements.

As at 1 May 2012



Andries Van Tonder, B.Sc Engineering (Chem), CFP (application after completion of PGDFP at the UFS, 2017)
Analyst

Andries van Tonder was appointed as junior Analyst at Kanaan Trust during 2011. Andries holds a B.Sc Engineering (Chem) Degree, and has successfully completed his CFP examinations (Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning) in 2017 at the University of the Free State. Andries also teaches Economics, Maths and Science at Cedar College of Education and is currently studying towards his Actuarial Science degree. He is keenly interested in economic matters and as such has applied his mathematical mind accordingly in identifying new investment opportunities, analysing existing and new funds, identifying possible risks etc., and is continuously qualifying himself in the field. He also advises some clients of Kanaan Trust on the asset allocation of their investments and their capital requirements.

Andries also managed an Internet Service Provider (ISP) before he started to work for Kanaan. He also manages Kanaan’s database programming, fund optimisation and compliance needs.

As at 1 Dec 2017