Objective

To start a secondment/operational role in infrastructure where my project management, budgeting experience, people management skill and proven track record across multiple sectors and experience working in USA, Europe and Africa will flourish.

Work History

Work History

Managing Director

May 2008 - Present
Life Capital Management Ltd(LCM)

Director Investment Banking/Corporate Advisory/ Value Investments EMEA and UK

  • Raised over $10million for a Ghanaian Bank, raised $36million debt termsheet for 5 star hotel East Africa in 6 business days in 2015.
  • Project managed acquisitions, disposal and capital raising process and liaising with CEOs and CFOs in several sectors(Agro processing, real estate, financial services, TMT, Health Care, Oil and Gas, Mining, Energy, Industrials, FMCGs and leisure sectors) in Africa; Fund raising for commingled funds such hedge funds with over $100million and private equity funds based in Africa,EU and USA;
  • Prepare clients valuation metrics, advise LCM client CEO on various the various permutations of private equity and debt in each transaction;
  • Managed Four Senior Advisors in 2 offices in Lagos and Accra West Africa.
  • Contribute to general business development, legal, compliance and marketing;
  • Principal Investment Management/Venture Capital:  Reinvestment of excess cash flow in undervalued listed and unlisted assets in Europe and Africa.
  • Real Estate work involves purchasing and developing properties in South East England valued at £2million and above. 

Fixed Income Portfolio Analyst  

Jan 2006 - May 2008
Payden & Rygel, London 
  • Part of the Global fixed income strategy team that meets weekly to generate fixed income and currency ideas for portofolios under management;
  • Researched and wrote up Government Debt instruments of 10 Sub Saharan African countries for Payden.
  • Shared joint responsibility for the global performance measurement and attribution of mandates of over GBP 5 Billion in assets;
  • Produced portfolio and customized benchmark investment statics for some mandates Contributed to investment reports for clients and senior management
  • Contributed to RFPs, client reporting and management, general business development and marketing.

Compliance Specialist

Nov 2004 - Oct 2005
Investors Bank & Trust
  • Ensuring that clients' mutual funds are in compliance with SEC, GAAP and IRS regulations;
  • Conducting performance measurement for clients' funds, facilitating a comparison of the clients' results to benchmark indices; SEC and financial reporting.

Mutual Fund Accountant

May 2001 - Nov 2004
Investors Bank & Trust
  • Funds experienced: High yield bond funds, Emerging market bond and equity funds, Treasury bond funds, Mortgage backed funds, Municipal Funds, Foreign fixed income funds, International and domestic equity funds, Convertible income fund, Multi-managed funds, Real estate funds and Exchange traded Funds.
  • Member of a team that brought in the $4 billion CDC NVEST business in 2002, worked on the Toronto segment of the $500 Billion BGI contract in 2003, and brought in $1 Billion dollars of a Pimco bond fund with fixed income derivatives(swaptions, swaps, futures, and forwards) and third party forward currency contracts in 2004.
  • Led a project that involved the daily supervision, training and review of the work of 6 colleagues in a bank wide initiative. This resulted in a record of 100% accuracy surpassing the 98.5% goal.

Forecasting Analyst, Telecomm, Media and Technology(TMT)

Nov 2000 - Apr 2001
Ovum, London 
  • Built forecasting excel models for TMT research topics using Ovum forecasting methodology;
  • Coordinated and attended analyst meetings with top Ovum analysts to advise on the forecasting methodology and structure based on current analyst research material;
  • Built and audited forecasts of Ovum's highly regarded TMT research and ensured that the quantitative forecasts were in tandem with the qualitative thrust of the research material;
  • Developed additional benchmarks such as world population metrics, which facilitated forecasting of TMT topics across 50 countries.

Banking intership

Jul 1999 - Sep 1999
HSBC Bank
  • Project management Internship Managed and supervised an 8-week project while supporting the daily requirements of the Senior Management Operations team in the Bank.
  • The project involved a nation-wide survey to establish a consistent storage pattern of Microfiche for the Bank in the U. K according to the bank's internal storage policy and legal requirements.

Accounting Internship

Jun 1996 - Jul 1996
Ernst & Young
  • Understudied a Chartered Accountant on medium sized audits, preparation of profit and loss accounts; balance sheets, cash flow statements and debtors reconciliation;
  • Year-end accounting preparation and reconciliations and preparation of monthly close information, account analysis, journal entries, general ledger analysis and postings. PROFESSIONAL 

Prizes and Awards

Jul 2000 - Nov 2004

Investor Bank and Trust Star Award, an individual and 3 teams spot light awards(and 2004); Ivor Benveniste Memorial co award with Julian Schneidawind for the Best overall performance in the class of 2000(University of Essex); Blundell prize for the best performance in financial accounting in class of 2000(University of Essex)

University of Natal

1995 - 1996
University of Natal

Dean's List (, 1998, 1999(Maritzburg College Athletic award.

Bethany School sports and academic scholarship, 1994 (Kent, UK).

Professional Qualifications and memberships

  • CFA charter awarded in 2005
  • A current member of the CFA Institute,  ex member of the CFA UK Membership committee

Education

Education

B.A in Accounting and Economics (first class degree and finished joint top in my class)

1997 - 2000
University of Essex

BComm in Accounting and Finance

1996 - 1996
University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg