Who we are

Gryphon has been around for more than 20 years and we’ve spent much of this time observing and learning. As a result of this, we have identified a niche for our specific expertise within the asset management and investment industries. Our approach to investing is unique, simple, and effective.

Our investment philosophy

Gryphon is a specialist investment house managing single asset as well as multi asset/assets allocation funds.

Our investment philosophy is premised on the conviction that, in an efficient market and/or in large portfolios, value is added through asset allocation rather than by stock selection. Our philosophy, therefore, is to index stock selection while actively and aggressively managing asset allocation.

Further to this, we believe that one of the major risks to generating investment returns is emotion. To mitigate this risk, we are process driven with fundamental valuation as the foundation of our investment decisions.

Our Team

PANKIE KELLERMAN

Group Chief Executive Officer, Compliance

B.Com Hons (Acc), B.Com Hons (Taxation), CA (SA), B.Proc

Pankie is group CEO and focuses on the strategic positioning of the broader group. He is also very involved in product development where his experience in corporate restructuring and financing is optimally applied. Furthermore, he is responsible for risk management and the compliance function at Gryphon Asset Management. Pankie spent eight years in the world of tax before co-founding Gryphon.

ABRI DU PLESSIS

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager

M.Com

As well as being a co-founder of Gryphon, Abri’s primary focus is on the multi-asset funds – a role that sees his wealth of quantitative experience put to effective use. As well as managing Gryphon’s multi asset funds he also co-manages the Gryphon Money Market and All Share Tracker Funds.

MEGAN FRASER

Head of Business Development

Megan joined Gryphon in 2018 as Head of Business Development and Marketing. She is a seasoned campaigner who brings a breadth of distribution experience to the team. This includes 30+ years in both the investment and insurance industries with previous employment at SCI, Frater Asset Management, Stanlib and Coronation. Megan is responsible for all aspects relating to the successful execution of Gryphon’s marketing strategy.

REUBEN BEELDERS

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

B. Com (Hons), CA (SA), CFA

Reuben is CIO, as well as a Portfolio Manager. Having served as the Head of Strategy, he has experience covering most asset classes. Reuben also chairs the Gryphon Investment Committee. He has been an industry professional since 1996, has commercial and accounting experience, is a Chartered Accountant and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter holder.

SUNETTE SWART

Portfolio Manager, Head of Finance

B. Compt (Hons), CTA, CA(SA)

Sunette is an active member of our fixed income franchise, credit and risk committee, and takes on the role of co-managing our money market portfolios. Having articled with EY and staying on in the auditing profession for a number of years, she changed direction and joined the Gryphon team as Head of Finance in 2004.

CASPARUS TREURNICHT

Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

B. Com Hons (Financial Analysis) CFA

Cassie is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and fulfils the role of Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Cassie joined Gryphon in 2011, bringing a strong quantitative background which made him a natural fit for maintaining and developing our proprietary valuation models and conducting equity research.

THERESA JOUBERT

Head of Client Services

B. Com (Investments)

Theresa completed her B. Com degree at Stellenbosch University in 2014 specialising in Investment Management. She started working in the financial industry as a Financial Advisor for PPS. In 2015, Theresa joined the Gryphon team where she plays a vital role in managing our client services function. She is also involved in the portfolio administration, compliance and marketing functions.

CYNTHIA JACOB

General Office Assistant

Cynthia joined Gryphon in 1999 and continues to serve as our General Office Assistant.

ALVINA STOLLENKAMP

Administration Assistant

Having secured a broad range of experience in office management in the maintenance service industry before joining Gryphon in 2014, Alvina serves as our Administration Assistant. She assists in the administration of portfolios and general office administration.

BENNIE GERBER

Compliance

B.Com (Financial Management), B.Com (Industrial Psychology), CFP

After his studies at RAU Bennie moved to London to join SKY’s finance department in 2007.
On returning home, he started his investment career at PSG as a portfolio analyst. He completed his CFP while at PSG. He then joined NMG Actuaries and Consultants as head independent advisor for the Cape Town branch before joining Standard Bank’s SBFC business banking.

JACO MARITZ

Transition Management

MSc (Engineering Science), MPhil, PhD

Jaco is Transition Manager for Gryphon Transition Management which he established in 2013. Jaco moved into financial markets in 1999, starting as a Quantitative Analyst. With experience in risk management systems, stock index arbitrage models and trading strategies using technical analysis, Jaco’s contribution to the team is highly valued.

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