Sandy Le Roux (B Com UCT) – Investment Manager
Sandy has been in the financial services industry for twenty two years, with nineteen years of fund management experience. Prior to Baobab Investment Management (Baobab) Sandy was a director of the successful Personal Trust International business for twelve years and a member of the executive committee for five years. More recently Sandy joined Counterpoint Asset Management and set up the Counterpoint Private Capital division which evolved into Baobab. Sandy has extensive experience in managing asset allocation and equity funds both domestically and internationally. During this time investing has grown to become much more than a job, but a passion which Sandy lives every day through Baobab.His strong belief in the merits of a sensible investment approach built on sound value investing principles is what led to the formation of Baobab, to provide a fundamental value driven portfolio management service in an industry that is becoming increasingly index-driven and short-term focused.
In his spare time Sandy enjoys five a side soccer, playing golf and spending time with family and friends. He loves running in the mountains and this is often where he will escape to when he needs to get away from the noise of markets and think clearly about the investment landscape. Planning family holidays is one of his favorite weekend pastimes.
Kathryn Le Roux (B Bus Sc Hons UCT) – Operations and Business Administration
After a lengthy stint in offshore Investment administration, human resources and marketing, Kathryn took a break from her career in the investment industry when she started a family in 2002. After a few years of motherhood and entrepreneurial child-related interests, she returned to work on a part time basis, assisting with investment research and administration. When the Baobab seeds were sown she was the natural person to take on this role.
Outside of the office, Kathryn enjoys trail running, refurbishing the odd piece of furniture and running a busy household.