Investment Team

The Credo investment team has combined experience of over 100 years delivering superior returns to clients.

Deon Gouws
Deon Gouws

Chief Investment Officer

Deon joined Credo in March 2012 as the Chief Investment Officer after a career of more than 16 years in the institutional side of the investment industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of RMB Asset Management in Johannesburg. Prior to that, Deon qualified as a Chartered Accountant and lectured in accountancy and finance. He also has an M Phil (Finance) from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder.

Jarrod Cahn
Jarrod Cahn

Portfolio Manager

Jarrod joined Credo in 2000 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Credo Capital plc. He is a qualified attorney on the non-practicing roll in South Africa, and holds a BA (LLB) degree from Wits University (SA). He was formerly senior portfolio manager at Cahn Shapiro Stockbrokers (SA). Jarrod acts as lead portfolio manager in respect of Credo's equity portfolios.

Rupert Silver
Rupert Silver

Portfolio Manager

Rupert joined Credo in 2000 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Credo's Dealing Desk. He qualified in Law before completing the Securities Institute Diploma. He was formerly employed by Brewin Dolphin Securities.

Ben Newton
Ben Newton

Portfolio Manager

Ben joined Credo as an Investment Manager. He holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College and is a CFA charterholder. Prior to joining Credo, Ben spent four years working at Barclays Wealth & Investments managing private client portfolios as a Discretionary Portfolio Manager. During his time at Barclays, he also worked with Relationship Managers and was seconded to the Investment Product Office in Absa, Johannesburg.

Jason Spilkin
Jason Spilkin

Co-Portfolio Manager

Jason joined Credo’s investment team as an Equity Analyst in 2013. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Stellenbosch University. Jason subsequently completed Honours at the University of Cape Town followed by an MSc in Investment Management at the CASS Business School in London. He is a CFA charterholder and has worked at firms including Vantage Investment Management and Stark Investments. Jason acts as co-portfolio manager of the Credo Global Equity Fund.

John Verkroost
John Verkroost

Co-Portfolio Manager

John joined Credo’s investment team as an Equity Analyst in 2015. After graduating from King’s College London, John initially qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before moving into investments with Orbis Portfolio Management (Europe) LLP at the beginning of 2010. He is a CFA charterholder. John acts as co-portfolio manager of the Credo Global Equity Fund.

Ainsley To
Ainsley To

Analyst

Ainsley joined Credo as a Research Analyst from Stamford Associates where he was an Investment Analyst. He has also previously worked as an Associate at Fidelity International and an Analyst at Bloomberg LP. Ainsley graduated from Imperial College London and went on to complete Level III of the CFA programme in June 2010.

Alison Norbury
Alison Norbury

Equity Analyst

Alison joined Credo’s investment team as an Equity Analyst in 2017. Having graduated from King’s College London in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Philosophy, she previously worked at Pensato Capital LLP.