Prescient Investment Management has announced the appointment of Henk Kotze as portfolio manager in the interest-bearing team.
Henk joins Prescient from Green Oak Capital, where he has been employed for the past 10 years, most recently as one of three lead portfolio managers on fixed income funds.
Henk, a specialist in fixed income markets, has a unique skill-set as a result of his background and experience in finance and law. His strong track-record and proven application of interest-bearing portfolio construction make him well suited to contribute to all areas of Prescient’s interest-bearing investment process, most notably fixed income and money-market structuring and risk management.
During his time at Green Oak, Henk acted in a consulting capacity to the Prescient interest-bearing team, providing ideas on structuring and strategy for over four years. His familiarity with the Prescient philosophy and process is expected to make his integration into the team seamless.
Guy Toms, CIO at Prescient Investment Management, said: “Henk’s understanding of our well-defined process makes him well suited to be a custodian of our philosophy, ensuring continuity and consistent application of the quantitative process, which has become synonymous with Prescient during its 20-year track record.”
Henk noted that the opportunity to trade through bull and bear markets over recent years had been invaluable.
“Seeing risk events come and go has helped build my experience in trading all kinds of markets. I am excited to be joining a team of Prescient’s calibre. What attracts me to the business is its well-defined quantitative process, which facilitates clear thinking and decision-making and ultimately translates into consistent risk-adjusted returns for clients,” he said.
Cheree Dyers, Chief Executive Officer of Prescient Investment Management, commented: “We look forward to Henk contributing to the depth of our team, adding expertise and capacity to help support the growth in our assets under management.”