Meet Our Team
Jamie Boyes – B.BusSci, CA (SA)
Jamie qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 2001 and spent the following three years working in the USA, London and Sydney with Deloitte, Bank of New York and Vodafone. Upon his return to Cape Town, Jamie worked for Investec Private Bank and later for Dubai World Africa, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions and development in Africa. He joined the Catalyst Fund Managers team in October 2008.
Paul Duncan – B.BusSci, MBA, CFA
Paul joined Catalyst Fund Managers from J.P. Morgan at the end of 2004. He began his career in 1996 as a commercial real estate broker with the Broll Group. Thereafter he worked in London for five years in investment banking and returned to South Africa to complete his MBA. As a result, he brings a valuable combination of financial markets and real estate experience to our team.
Andre Stadler – B.Comm, CFA
Andre began his career in 1991 at Old Mutual Properties and was responsible for managing the Old Mutual retail real estate portfolio. Throughout his career, he gained extensive experience in both South African and global real estate and global financial markets. Andre has been managing the Catalyst portfolios since inception of the company in April 2001.
Zayd Sulaiman – B.Comm, CA (SA)
Zayd qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998. Following that, he worked as an analyst in the real estate asset management team at Old Mutual Properties for three years. He spent five years with Catalyst Property Asset Managers, where he was portfolio manager for the group’s direct real estate portfolio valued at approximately R1.5 billion. In March 2007 Zayd moved within the group to Catalyst Fund Managers.
Michael Arbuthnot – B Com, CA (SA), BSc (Hons) Physiology
Mike started his career in Operations in 2008 at Orbis Investment Advisory Limited in Bermuda and subsequently transferred to the London office where he was employed as Head of Global Transfer Agency. Prior to that, Mike spent a year at Deloitte and 3 years at KPMG in Cape Town. Mike subsequently joined RECM in December 2010 as Head of Operations and Finance. In July, 2015 Mike joined the Catalyst team as Chief Operating Officer.
Kim Gibb – B.BusSci, CA (SA)
Kim is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She completed her articles with KPMG in February 2010. After her articles, she worked as an audit manager at KPMG Cape Town, servicing the investment management and funds industry. Kim joined the Catalyst team in 2015.
Fouwaaz Domingo – B.BusSci, CA (SA)
Fouwaaz is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and joined Catalyst Fund Managers operations team in March 2016 from KPMG.
He served as an audit manager in the Investment Managements and Funds space for 4 years, where he focussed mainly on asset management and retirement funds.
Fouwaaz is currently doing his Masters in Finance and Risk management at the University of Cape Town.
Curwin Rittles – B.Comm (Hons) CA (SA)
Curwin joined Catalyst Fund Managers in August 2013 after completing his articles with the Nedbank Group. As part of his articles he worked in various divisions including investment banking, credit and treasury. Curwin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed his B. Comm Honours in Accounting at the University of Johannesburg in 2008.
Tiffany Jones – B.BusSci, CA (SA)
Tiffany joined Catalyst Fund Managers in April 2014 after spending two years with PwC LLP in the Investment and Funds division of their New York office. She is a qualified Charted Accountant and completed her articles with KPMG in Cape Town where she was predominantly focused on the asset management industry. Tiffany graduated with distinction in a degree in Business Science at the University of Cape Town. Tiffany has also completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme.
Mvula Seroto – B.Comm (Hons) CA (SA)
Mvula joined Catalyst Fund Managers in February 2014 after completing his articles with the PriceWaterhouseCooopers. Mvula studied and completed his undergraduate studies in B.Comm Accounting at the University of the Free State and moved up to Johannesburg to complete his B.Com Honours in Accounting (CTA) at University of Johannesburg. Mvula has completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme.
Theodore Freysen – B.Compt, CA (SA)
Theo joined Catalyst Fund Managers in January 2015 to work on the Global investment team as an Investment Analyst. Theodore is a chartered accountant and completed his articles at Ernst & Young. Theodore has completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme.
Lance Bezuidenhout – B.Sc, B.Com (Hons) (Cum Laude), CFA Level III Candidate (Completed)
Lance joined Catalyst Fund Managers in the Global Investment Team in November 2015 as an investment analyst covering North America and Canada. Prior to this, he was at Standard Bank in their Corporate and Investment Banking Real Estate Division as a Credit Analyst focussing on debt origination in South Africa as well as the rest of Africa. Lance graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a B.Sc in Property Studies and a B.Com (Honours) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management (Cum Laude). He has also completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme.
Jonathan Kinnear - B.Compt, CA (SA)
Jonathan joined Catalyst Fund Managers in March 2017 after completing his articles with KPMG in Cape Town. Jonathan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed his Bachelor of Accounting Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA) (Cum Laude) at the University of South Africa. Jonathan is currently enrolled in the CFA program.
Marcus Erlank - BAcc CA (SA)
Marcus joined Catalyst in June 2017 as a research analyst specifically focused on the Alternative Investments team. Marcus studied his Bachelors of Accounting undergraduate (BAcc) and postgraduate (BAccHons) at the University of Stellenbosch. He then completed his articles at Ernst & Young Cape Town, eligible to register as a CA(SA) from December 2016. In early 2017, Marcus did a short term secondment in the United States at EY LLP, with clients across New York and New Jersey.
Bénette Botha - BAcc CA (SA)
Bénette joined the Catalyst team in September 2017. She completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers Cape Town, eligible to register as a CA(SA) from December 2015. Bénette did a short term secondment in New York with PwC LLP in the Banking and Capital Markets division. She then returned as an audit manager for PwC Cape Town in the Financial Services Assurance division.
Bev has been part of the Catalyst Fund Managers team since the business started in April 2001. She is responsible for client liaison as well as operations support. Bev started her career in the investment industry at Capital Alliance Investment Counsel (now Brait) as a Personal Assistant and Office Manager to the Chief Executive Officer. She moved to Mercury Asset Management and finally to the Catalyst Group in 2000, to help set up Catalyst Fund Managers.
Palesa joined the Catalyst team during October 2017.
She has a BTech in CMA and also completed an ADM in Finance. Palesa started her career at Old Mutual as a Specialist Fund Administrator. Before joining Catalyst, she was employed by the Maitland Group as a Fund Accountant.