Key Contributors

Gyongyi King

Chief Investment Officer, Alexander Forbes Investments

Gyongyi King first joined Alexander Forbes Investments (previously Investment Solutions) as Deputy Chief Investment Officer, leading the investment research team. She now steps in to the role as Chief Investment Officer. Gyongyi was previously Chief Investment Officer of Caveo, one of the largest and most successful fund-of-hedge fund businesses in South Africa, largely due to the investment leadership provided by her. She has over 20 years’ investment experience, with a focus on multi-management in the alternative investment arena. Gyongyi spent seven years at Henderson Global Investors, a UK asset manager, as a hedge fund manager research analyst. She then joined Switzerland-based EFG Private Bank, working for five years as a member of the investment team with responsibility for the alternative manager selection team and the alternative investment multi-manager portfolios. In 2009, she moved from the UK to South Africa and was appointed CIO of Caveo in April that year.

Lesiba Mothata

Chief Client Officer, Alexander Forbes Investments

As Chief Client Officer, a member of the Executive Committee, Lesiba Mothata is responsible for the strategic leadership of all client channels including relationship management, new business development and implementation of Living*Investing, a framework which protects for downside risks so that investments start from a higher base each time. In his previous role as Executive Chief Economist Lesiba provided context on the market and economic conditions, especially relating to South Africa and emerging markets. He first joined Alexander Forbes Investments (previously Investment Solutions) in 2013 as Head of Market and Economic Research after a two-year spell at the South African Reserve Bank as a risk specialist responsible for the strategic asset allocation of the foreign-exchange reserve portfolio. Before that, Lesiba spent most of his five years at Investec Bank in the private wealth business as a global macroeconomist and at the Nedbank Treasury for about two and a half years as a currency trader and resident economist for the global spot-trading desk. In 2017 Lesiba won the award for Up and Coming Risk Manager of the Year from the Institute of Risk Management SA (IRMSA).

Isaah Mhlanga

Executive Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes Investments

Isaah Mhlanga is the Executive Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments and is responsible for identifying macroeconomic risks and opportunities that benefit the business, its clients and investment processes. He also helps execute strategic objectives that are in line with the priorities of the Alexander Forbes Group and driving the Living*Investing approach internally and externally. With more than eight years’ experience in the broader financial services industry, Isaah was previously the Senior Economist at Rand Merchant Bank, where he formulated macroeconomic strategy by analysing and forecasting the global and domestic economy. Isaah has also lectured on economics and econometrics at the University of Johannesburg and is a non-executive board member at Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology and is a trustee for Study Trust.

Rob Price

Head: Asset Allocation, Alexander Forbes Investments

Rob Price heads up asset allocation within the investment team. In short, asset allocation determines which asset classes are appropriate for a client’s risk and return objectives and at what percentages we should allocate to each asset class. This outcome a critical aspect of the investment process and a tool through which Alexander Forbes demonstrates its risk management approach. Rob is a trained economist and a CFA charter holder but he believes that the best education isn’t necessarily found in the classroom. He loves all things macro, appreciates ideas that challenge the status quo and is relentlessly in pursuit of practical answers to difficult questions.

Alexander Forbes Investments

Alexander Forbes Investments

Alexander Forbes Investments was established in 1997. We are a forward-thinking and trusted global investment provider, with roots in Africa. In pursuit of certainty we set out to understand our retail and institutional clients’ circumstances and risk tolerance to set clear goals. Our adaptive investment approach, called Living*Investing allows us to maximise opportunity and minimise risk at every stage of the investment cycle.

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