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Craig is fund manager of the Sanlam Strategic Bond Fund. He has 17 years investment experience, and has been responsible for fixed income at Sanlam since March 2009. Craig has previously managed global bond funds at both Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and WestLB Mellon Asset Management, and earlier in his career was also a senior member of the Global Fixed Income team at HSBC Investment Management. He qualified as an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals in 2001 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2003. Craig has a degree in Economics from Liverpool University and a Masters Degree in Finance and Investment from Exeter University.
Francois joined Sanlam FOUR in July 2017 as Assistant Fund Manager in the Fixed Income team working primarily on the Sanlam Strategic Bond fund with lead fund manager, Craig Veysey. Francois has 8 years investment experience.
Before joining Sanlam FOUR, Francois was a Fixed Income Research analyst at Rathbone Brothers and part of the Fixed Income team providing specialist advice for more than £4 billion of fixed income client AUM. He was also part of the Rathbone Brothers’ research team.
Prior to Rathbone Brothers, Francois was Senior Credit and Macro Analyst at Sanlam Private Investments.
Francois is a CFA® charterholder and holds both a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Bath, and the Investment Management Certificate.
Matthew is a macro analyst with a focus on currencies. He joined the Sanlam UK investment team in London in 2015. He graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with an Honours degree in Economics in 2012 and subsequently joined Sanlam Private Wealth as a Junior Portfolio Manager in the Johannesburg office. Matthew has also passed the 3 levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification and has the distinction of having won an Olympic Gold medal in rowing for South Africa at the London games in 2012.
Disciplined investment approach governed by five key drivers aimed at achieving attractive total return for investors:
The Sanlam Strategic Bond Fund seeks to invest only in the best valued corporate and government bond opportunities from the global bond universe, with an emphasis on risk control. The focus is on attractively priced bonds in the investment grade and higher quality section of the sub-investment grade area. These are supplemented with a dynamic macro overlay strategy that seeks to enhance portfolio total returns.
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