about us

The expression ‘never lose money’ conveys our driving ambition and the responsibility we take on in managing client assets.

About Us

We identify innovative investment opportunities and develop products that are different from the typical market-offering, to provide our investors with a diversified and optimal portfolio, uncorrelated market movements and political rhetoric.

OUR HISTORY

WHAT WE DO

MEET OUR TEAM

REGULATORY & RECOGNITIONS

What began in the mid-1990s with a small team founding one of the largest fund of hedge funds in South Africa has since grown into a global wealth management business.

Skybound offers clients the opportunity to benefit from the Private Capital investments, generated from its extensive network, by providing a unique range of alternative investment products for family offices, private clients, advisors and institutions.

The global challenges over the past decade have contributed to our exploring new avenues and investment strategies for clients in search of performance.

This development has led to our opening offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and Hong Kong.

With on-the-ground management and committed investments made in these countries, Skybound strives to feel the pulse of the industry and marketplace.

Our global presence enables us to pursue global prospects and markets previously inaccessible to our clients, thus allowing for greater portfolio diversification.

ALWAYS INNOVATING

OUR HISTORY

  • 1994 THE BEGINNING

    The core management team start Blue Ink Investments, a private client portfolio management company.
  • 2004 GRENFELL’S INCEPTION - OFFSHORE

    Grenfell Fund Managers Limited is founded in Mauritius and manages several successful offshore funds.
  • 2007 THE SALE

    Blue Ink is sold, following a corporate action with Sanlam. Grenfell is renamed Skybound Capital Limited and offices are established in Mauritius.
  • 2008 SKYBOUND TAKES OFF

    The South African company, Skybound Capital (Pty) Ltd, is established and the original management team regroup under the Skybound banner.
  • 2008 OFF TO LONDON

    Skybound Capital (UK) Ltd is established, and offices are opened in London.
  • 2009 UNIT TRUST PURCHASE

    Skybound purchases a majority stake in a South African unit trust business and renames it SkyBlue Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd.
  • 2011 LONDON GETS THE NOD

    Regulatory approval is granted to Skybound Capital UK Ltd by the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • 2012 HEADING EAST

    Skybound Capital (HK) Limited is established with a Type 9 SFC Asset Management License, and an office set up in Hong Kong.
  • 2014 DOWN UNDER

    Skybound Capital AU Ltd is incoporated in Australia, and critical business relationships formed with several well-established businesses.
  • 2015 ANOTHER ACQUISITION

    Skybound acquires Rundle Management Services, a South African private client advisory business.
  • 2017 ASIAN EXPANSION

    With a growing investor base in Asia, attention focussed on attending to such investors, including those from Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea.
  • 2018 AUSTRALIAN APPROVAL

    Regulatory approval is granted to Skybound Fidelis Investment Limited by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
  • 2019 GROUND BREAKING

    Real estate developments in the United Kingdom and Portugal become a feature of the investments in the funds.

Our Principles

What we do

Skybound’s mission and commitment to providing investors with consistent, positive returns while protecting and preserving their existing wealth.

The expression “never lose money” conveys our driving ambition and the responsibility we carry in managing investor’s assets.

Influencing Skybound’s investment decisions is its goal for funds to generate financial returns and simultaneously contribute to positive social, environmental and economic change – through impact investing.

We believe that sustainability is essential to business relevance in driving growth, innovation and remaining competitive. It is critical to capital preservation in the long run.

Skybound’s investment team identify opportunities in attractive sectors, perform rigorous due diligence and have accessibility to exclusive deals.

Our focus is on analysing and assessing the underlying intrinsic value of businesses and then investing in those we choose worthy, and those that make sense.

We concentrate investments in businesses that have the highest probability of superior performance.

We provide investors who do not usually have the expertise or networks required, a unique opportunity to invest directly into private market opportunities.

We look for the best opportunities to invest across a wide range of assets, for investors who care how their wealth is managed.

Our Principles

Performance is not repeatable. Process, skills and disciplines are.

There are no shortcuts to investing.

Only deep level research and hard work can ensure a good outcome.

There are three components to performance: skill, beta and luck.  All three of these components disquise themselves as each other.  It is our job to discern between them..

Risk Management is key to a reliable, safe and prudent investment process and is critical at every stage of our investment process:  idea generation, execution, and exit strategy.

Our process is one of blending idea sets and intelligent thinking.

TEAM WORK

Meet Our Team

Hailing from a diverse range of industries, the investment team has developed an impressive network and comprehensive skill-set, enabling Skybound to perform within variable market conditions. Our long-term approach to investment management encourages our team to think creatively, act innovatively and work collaboratively.

Clifford Warren

Clifford Warren

Chairman & Founder

Conrad Amm

Conrad Amm

Director

Theodore Qi Shou

Theodore Qi Shou

Group Chief Investment Officer

Clifford Warren

Clifford Warren

Chairman & Founder

Conrad Amm

Conrad Amm

Director

Theodore Qi Shou

Theodore Qi Shou

Group Chief Investment Officer

Lyon Botha

Lyon Botha

Forensic Accountant

Nico Breed

Nico Breed

Director: Chief Financial Officer

Bridgitt Brink

Bridgitt Brink

Head of Corporate Affairs

Nyaradzo Chitsike

Nyaradzo Chitsike

Financial Analyst

Lee Dalley

Lee Dalley

Director Business Development

Caroline Fuchsloch

Caroline Fuchsloch

Treasure & Analytics

Craig Jagga

Craig Jagga

Head of Group Administration

Devon Olander

Devon Olander

Head of Operations

Matthew Pearce

Matthew Pearce

Marketing, Communications and & Business Development

Dean Palmer

Dean Palmer

Director : Skybound Fidelis Australia

Dave Rundle

Dave Rundle

Director Business Development

Jabir Sardharwalla

Jabir Sardharwalla

Group Chief Investment Strategist/Compliance Officer (UK)

Siegmund Thetard

Siegmund Thetard

Senior Research Analyst

Jeremy Thorpe

Jeremy Thorpe

Director: Australia

on the ground advantage

Regulatory & Recognitions

Industry recognition and award-winning products.  Licensed and regulated fund management offices and research hubs in London, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Australia and South Africa provide an on-the-ground advantage.

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UNITED KINGDOM

Skybound Capital is licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, to provide regulated products and services.

AUSTRALIA

Skybound falls under the authority of The Australian Securities & Investments Commission.

HONG KONG

Skybound Capital is licensed to provide asset management services by the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong.

MAURITIUS

Skybound Capital has a GBL1 License under the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius.

SOUTH AFRICA

Skybound Capital has a Category I, II and IIA License from the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa.

NOMINEE

Skybound Willow Tree Multi-Asset Flexible Fund nominated for Best New Asian Hedge Fund 2018

WINNER

Skybound Prism Income Fund won the Specialist Finance Category 2017

NOMINEE

Skybound Prism Income Fund nominated for Best Asian Hedge Fund 2018.

RANKED IN TOP 10

Skybound Prism Income “Fixed Income – ABS/Sec. Loans Category” in 2014

WINNER

Skybound Prism Income Fund “Best Asian Fixed Income Hedge Fund” in 2019