Neil BrownCo-Head of Electus
Neil is jointly responsible for managing the Electus funds with Richard Hasson. Neil became co-head of the boutique and these long-only equity funds, with full accountability, in August 2006. Neil has also co-managed equity hedge funds with Richard since November 2005.
With 25 years of investment experience and an MBA in Finance, Neil has an ability to understand the strategic and financial business plans employed by companies. Having spent eight of these years as a small and mid-cap sector specialist, Neil has an in-depth understanding of this sector in the market which is typically under researched.
Neil joined Old Mutual Investment Group in June 2004 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Small Cap Sector Head and portfolio manager for these institutional and retail funds.
Neil has been an institutional analyst and fund manager, managing both pension funds and unit trusts, but primarily focusing on the mid and small cap sectors of the JSE. He has managed two unit trusts, the NIB Emerging Companies Fund (now named Nedgroup investments Entrepreneur Fund) since its inception in 1997, until June 2004, and the NIB Growth Fund (now named Nedgroup Investments Growth Fund) since April 2001 to date.
From April 2003, until its closure in June 2004, he worked for Quaystone (previously BOE Asset Management), before joining OMAM in June 2004. From 1996, until its closure in April 2003, Neil worked for Syfrets Managed Assets and its successors, NIB & Franklin Templeton NIB. From 1992 to end 1995, he worked for Syfrets Private Bank, managing segregated private client portfolios.