Investment professional | Consultant | Multi manager | Author & Presenter | BRICS expert | Asset Manager | Market commentator & Media personality | Analyst | ESG & RI expert | Professor of Practice | Independent expert advisor | Trustee | Director | CA(SA) CFA

About Glenn Silverman

Expert in Asset Management, Investments, and the BRICS. Over 25 years of on-the-job experience in markets & manager selection, both SA & global. Consultant; Author; Media personality; Trustee; Director; Professor of Practice

Independent non-executive on GIC

2020

RisCura

Johannesburg

Independent, non-executive on the RisCura Global Investment Committee (GIC) and its various sub-committees; Consultant

Consultant

2019

RisCura

Cape Town

Specialist consulting services to the RisCura CEO & CIO

Professor of Practice

2019

Johannesburg Business School (JBS)

Johannesburg

Appointed as Professor of Practice (August 2019) of the JBS, the Business School of the University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Acting CIO

2018 & 2019

Novare Investments (NI)

Cape Town

Provided consulting services to NI, until appointment as the acting CIO in May 2018. The contract terminated in March 2019, when the NI CEO resigned

Consultant

2017

STANLIB

Johannesburg

Consulted to STANLIB on various investment aspects relating to their asset management business

Consultant

2017

Bayakha Investment Partners

Johannesburg

Provided advice and consulting services to a new BEE asset manager focused on the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy space

Founder

2017

GS Investment Services (Pty) Ltd

Johannesburg

GSIS is the consulting firm that I established in 2017. It is focussed on the broader Financial Services sector in SA, Africa and abroad.

Industries covered: Asset management; Asset consulting; Wealth management; Stock broking; Pensions etc

Assignments included: Strategy work (corporate; investments), outsourced-CIO, independent expert advise, ESG, global manager searches and more

Consultant

2016

MCBIM

Mauritius

Consulted to the investment management arm of the MCB group, the largest Mauritian bank, on MCBIM structure and offshore growth opportunities

Consultant

2016

SIGMA Pensions

Nigeria

Consulted to ACTIS on investment aspects relating to their Pension Fund Administration (PFA) business in Nigeria

Trustee

2015

JHGC

Johannesburg

Appointed as a trustee of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC), a non-profit, educational organization involved in teaching about the consequences of prejudice in all its forms.

Consultant

2016

Sasfin Wealth

Johannesburg

Consulted to Sasfin Wealth on both institutionalization and globalising their business

Multi Management

1999 - 2015

Investment Solutions (IS)

now Alexander Forbes Investments, Johannesburg

Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of IS, the largest multi-manager in South Africa, with overall responsibility for the investment team, process and outcome. One of the longest-serving CIO’s in SA

Asset Management

1995 - 1999

Rand Merchant Bank AM

Now Momentum Asset Management; Aluwani Capital Partners - Johannesburg

Senior portfolio manager, head of the consumer team (equity research), and co-manager of the RMB Consumer unit trust

Memberships

1995

Member of CFA

Asset Management

1992 - 1995

Liberty Asset Management

Now STANLIB - Johannesburg

Senior manager – investments. Equity research of SA listed on consumer stocks



 

HalfWay There, co-authored in 2014, covers each of the five BRICS in detail. It introduces five unique lenses for understanding complex countries, contrasts the five countries, and proposes a ‘Big Five’, in terms of key lessons for South Africa, that apply to all emerging markets as well

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Services

Investment professional

Many years of experience in asset management and capital markets enable me to assist with most aspects of the investment business, including – defining, assessing and improving investment philosophy and process, people management, organizational structure, SWOT analyses, and more

Consultant

I provide consulting services to the broader asset management, investment and financial services-related industries and businesses

Multi-manager

I have expert skills in fund manager assessment, selection and monitoring, portfolio construction and evaluation. I have worked in the industry for many years, with exposure to many of the leading players, both locally and globally. This expertise can be leveraged on behalf of clients, as required

Author and Presenter

I present regularly on multiple investment-related topics. These topics would include on the BRICS, as per our book, HalfWay There”, Sustainability, Financial Repression and other.

BRICS expert

I have lived and worked in an emerging market all my life, and researched many of them, including the BRICS and Africa. I am broadly networked within these markets. This expertise and network can be leveraged on behalf of clients, as required

Market commentator and media personality

I comment regularly in the media, and am available to assist with media coverage, and investment or BRICS-related presentations, conferences, panel discussions and more