The fixed interest and money market trading operations of previous acquisitions by Vunani Capital (Pty) Ltd., i.e. Vector Equities (Pty) Ltd. and Vector Securities & Derivatives (Pty) Ltd. in 2006 and Kagiso Securities (Pty) Ltd. in 2010 have been integrated into Vunani Capital Markets (Pty) Ltd., trading fixed interest and money market instruments on behalf of institutional and corporate clients.
The Bonds Team has a wealth of fixed interest experience (of over 54 years) with a substantial institutional client base.
These entities compliment the Vunani Securities equity trading capabilities.
Head - Fixed Income Sales & Trading
Qualifications - MComm
Tel: +27 11 326 5198
Sarel started his career at Transnet as a bond analyst in the primary market supporting bond issuances. He moved to Merchant Banking where he did extensive economic research on the domestic economy. He later joined the bond desk in treasury where he traded derivatives, more specifically bond options, where he picked up valuable experience on the sell side.
Sarel then joined a well-known Stockbroker at the JSE in 1991 on the bond side and after an extensive period with them the company was taken over by an international bank (ABN AMRO). He established with some of his former colleagues the then first independent BEE stockbroker (Kagiso Securities) with the main shareholder being Kagiso Trust Investments.
Sarel was then approached (in 2003) by TIC (Thebe Investment Corporation) together with three former colleagues to join Thebe Securities and was responsible for the fixed income business for just over nine years before joining Vunani Capital markets. He has over 28 years' experience in the fixed income market.
Senior Bonds Dealer
Tel: +27 326 5198
Dan joined the Vunani Capital Markets team on 01 April 2013 as a Senior Bonds Dealer. He started his career in the financial markets at a bank, as a junior Capital Market dealer in 1986 and was promoted to Dealer at the end of 1987. After having completed all the SAIFM RPE exams, he traded bonds and bond derivatives. To further his knowledge and gain stockbroking experience, Dan joined the Gilts/ Bonds trading floor at the JSE during 1992, and was at the JSE until such time as the Gilts/ Bonds trading floor demutualised. PSG Investment Bank in Cape Town lured him back to investment banking as Senior Dealer and thereafter he went back into stockbroking.
Dan is accredited to trade Bonds, Equities, as well as Financial, Currency, Bond and Agricultural Futures and passed the SAIFM/ FSB Regulatory RE5 (Representative) exam during November 2011.
Money Market Trader
Qualifications - BCom, MBA
Tel: +27 11 11 263 9547
George started his financial market career in 1994-1997 at TCTA were he was involved with issuance of new bonds (WS02/WS03) and setting up of market-making arrangements. Thereafter he moved into banking in 1997 and first worked at FBC Fidelity Investment bank until 2000, then later for ABN Amro Bank (2000-2003) and Standard Chartered Bank(2003-2008) in money market, ALM Portfolio, funding and risk management. He moved into consulting roles and have revitalized and started up business initiatives especially in money market, ALM, DMTN origination and fixed income space and also spent some time in other African markets (Botswana, Kenya, Zambia) and the Middle East (Dubai).
He is a SAFEX qualified trader, alternative Compliance officer with a Security Institute of London Capital Market qualification and also has an ACI Operational qualification. His formal qualification is a BComm, MBA. George is currently fulfilling the role of a Money Market Trader at Vunani.