Neil BrownCo-Head of Electus (ND Bus Admin, MBA)
Neil is a co-founder and portfolio manager of Electus Fund Managers Proprietary Limited, a boutique independent fund manager established in 2015. Originally started in 2007 by Neil Brown and Richard Hasson as a fund management boutique within Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG). With 26 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 co-managed long only and equity hedge funds with Richard Hasson for 10 years while at OMIG.
Neil joined OMIG 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.