Joe Kainja - Key Investment Team Member as Head of Multi Strategies
BSc (Mathematical Sciences) (Super Cum Laude); MSc (Statistics)
Joe Kainja has been in the financial services industry for the past 25 years starting with his days as a Quantitative Analyst with Ivor Jones Roy and Company (now Deutsche Securities). Joe has a long track record of producing excellent portfolio performance in all the companies he has worked for. He has managed with distinction some of the largest pension, insurance and corporate funds in South Africa, including but not limited to the PIC, Transnet Retirement Fund, Altron Pension Fund, Absa Pension Fund, South African Local Authority, Transport Workers Pension Fund to mention but a few. In addition, Joe has set up and managed a number of unit trust funds including the Absa Top 40 Fund, the Absa Financial and Industrials Index Tracking Fund, the PQ Alpha Fund, the PQ CPI + 3% Fund, the PQ CPI + 5% Fund, the Mvunonala IP Flexible Income Fund, the Mvunonala IP CPI + 5% Fund over the years. Joe hand managed different mandates and investment objectives including equities, fixed interest, inflation-linked bonds, money market, income, balanced, inflation-targeting and absolute return funds.
He has established good working relationships with all the asset consultants in South Africa. In addition, Joe has established a strong network with market makers and the stockbroking community which assists him in getting bespoke research and more importantly requisite trading lines if and when required. Prior to joining the financial sector Joe was a lecturer at various tertiary institutions including the Universities of Malawi and Johannesburg. He has maintained his academic aspect as he continues to add to body of knowledge by contribution to international academic and industry journals. His most recent publications were in Applied Finance and Accounting Vol. 4, No. 2, August 2018 and Journal of Financial Risk Management, 2016, 5, 63-80, June 2016. His adaptation of theory into application makes him a unique professional. It is to that end that Joe has a keen ability to create specific investment products to suit clients’ requirements.