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Cliff Warren articled with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg, he has been a Director and partner to a number of private client asset management companies, gaining extensive experience in local and international markets since 1980, while developing a network of global managers, banking and financial institutions. Cliff is currently Chairman of the Skybound Group and was both Founder and Managing Director of Blue Ink Investments (Pty) Ltd. Blue Ink was the first South African company to establish one of the largest fund of Hedge Funds in South Africa. He has in the past served on the Fund Management Legal & Regulatory Affairs sub Committee and has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association for many years. He also served on the SAICA (South African Institute for Chartered Accountants) audit interest group for Fund Managers. He is now primarily involved in the development of Skybound’s global business initiatives, establishing a number of strategic alliances and mapping the direction of the business and the Group.
Investment and Client Relations
Theodore joined Skybound Capital in 2011 and acts as International Chief Investment Officer. With a background in academia in China, Theodore started his investment management career at HSBC Private Bank, where he was mostly involved in manager selection and worked in London, New York, Geneva and Hong Kong. He also managed mixed asset portfolios at a family office. Theodore holds both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics. He is a CFA charter holder and a CAIA charter holder.
Investment and Client Relations
Conrad has a Business Science Finance honours degree, majoring in Economics and Finance, from the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1991. Conrad also completed his Investment Management Certificate in the UK and has been a member of the UK SIP (UK Society of Investment Professionals) since 2005. He has over 17 years of relevant investment and business experience in South Africa and abroad. Prior to joining Skybound Capital in March 2010, Conrad was a Director of Blue Ink Investments and was a member of their Investment Committee for more than 10 years. Conrad’s previous experience involved the selection of global fund managers and portfolio management. He is currently a Director of Skybound Capital, a member of their Investment Committee and is actively involved in business development.
Investment, Business and Client Relations
Lee Dalley has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and over 15 years of relevant experience. Prior to joining Skybound Capital, Lee was a Director of Blue Ink Investments and headed up the South African asset management division. He has had extensive experience in dealing with some of South Africa’s largest pension funds, managing their assets. He is a member of the Investment Committee and is actively involved in business development.
Prior to his joining Skybound in London, Jabir worked for Hasma Capital Advisors and Punter Southall Financial Management as Chief Investment Officer. Before gaining a Diploma in Marketing, Jabir was a graduate of the Warwick Business School and North London University and he holds a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and an MBA.
Operational Due Diligence
Devon completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Planning from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2009. Devon acts as a Research Analyst and Fund Accountant for Skybound Capital.
Lenoy is a 2013 CFA II candidate (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds a BA Honours degree (Cum Laude). While studying she worked as a lecturer and translator at the University of Cape Town before joining a predictive analytics firm and serving as company representative in both Europe and South America.
Lenoy has been with Skybound since October 2011 and in her role as research analyst she contributes to the investment management team with regards to portfolio blending, risk analysis, fund due diligence and idea generation.
She speaks 5 languages, including conversational Mandarin, and is also a classically trained singer.
Ross completed a B.Com(Law) Accounting Degree at the University of Port Elizabeth in 2010. He joined Skybound Capital in Feb 2011 as a local administrator focusing on client services. He has since moved across to the investment team and is a research analyst specialising in equity portfolios and is a member of the Investment Committee.