Investment professional | Consultant | Multi manager | Author & Presenter | BRICS expert | Asset Manager | Market commentator & Media personality | Analyst | Sustainability & RI expert | CA(SA) CFA

About Glenn Silverman

Expert in Asset Management, Investments, and the BRICS. Over 25 years of
on-the-job experience, local and global managers and markets. Consultant, author and media personality

Achievements & Milestones



Novare Investments

South Africa

Acting CIO to NI until the end of contract, 31 March 2019



Novare Investments

South Africa

Rendered investment management services and advice to Novare Investments (NI). Appointed as acting CIO in May 2018, with full responsibility for the investment team and all investment-related aspects, reporting to the then NI CEO, Rene Miles




South Africa

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



Bayakha Investment Partners

South Africa

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



GS Investment Services (Pty) Ltd


The company, with myself as the CEO and sole director, is the one from which my consulting services are rendered





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



SIGMA Pensions


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





Joined as a trustee of the above non-profit, educational organization



Sasfin Wealth

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



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

Insights Section


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


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


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