The Catalyst Team
The Catalyst Global Investment Team
Our investment team consists of dedicated real estate specialists with direct real estate market experience.
This first-hand exposure to developing, financing, leasing and managing real estate provides our team with unique insight in the risk and return opportunities in the companies we cover and differentiates us from our peers. Real estate is a unique asset class that is best understood with direct real estate experience.
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.
Paul Duncan – B.Business Science, 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.
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.
Jamie Boyes – B.Business Science, 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
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 is currently enrolled in the CFA program.
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. Curwin is currently enrolled in the CFA program
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 is currently enrolled in the CFA program.
Theodore Freysen – B.Comm (Hons) 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 is currently enrolled in the CFA program.
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.
Nomathibana Matshoba – MPhil (Mathematics of Finance) CFA
Nomathibana joined Catalyst Fund Managers in July 2016 as an Investment Analyst. Nomathibana studied and completed her undergraduate studies in BBusSc Actuarial Science and postgraduate studies in MPhil Mathematics of Finance at the University of Cape Town. Nomathibana has 6 years financial services experience with Old Mutual and Coronation Fund Managers.
The Catalyst Operations Team
Michael Arbuthnot – B Com, CA (SA), BSc (Hons) Physiology
Chief Operating Officer
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 – BBusSci, CA (SA)
Lead Fund Controller Global Funds
Kim is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She studied at the University of Cape Town and 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)
Lead Fund Controller SA Funds
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.
Akhona Myendeki – B.Compt
Fund Controller and Client Liaison Officer
Akhona joined Catalyst Fund Managers in January 2013, after working as a fund accountant at Maitland. She started her career in 2010 at Sortino Capital Management in fund accounting. She then moved on to Maitland Fund Services. Akhona completed her SAIPA articles at Facts and Figures Business & Consultancy Services. She also completed her B. Tech in Cost and Management Accounting in 2008 & B. Compt in 2014. Akhona is currently doing a B. Comm ( Hons) through UNISA.
Vuyisa Mngqibisa – M.Comm
Vuyisa joined Catalyst Fund Managers in December 2015. She began her career as a Fund Accountant at Maitland Fund Services in September 2014. Vuyisa has completed her M.Comm degree in Financial Markets from Rhodes University.
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.