Senzo Hlangu – Key Investment Team Member as Head of Research
Senzo graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science (Statistics & Economics) degree.
Senzo began his investments career in 1998 as a quantitative analyst at Southern Asset Management (SAM). In 1999, when RMB Asset Management (RMBAM) took over SAM, he moved to RMBAM in Johannesburg to help create quantitative capability (it was non-existent) at RMBAM. While at SAM/RMBAM, Senzo was responsible for fund and benchmark performance and risk measurements, benchmark creation and quantitative research.
In 2000, Senzo joined Prudential Portfolio Managers South Africa (PPMSA) as an equity analyst responsible for the retail and food producing sectors of the JSE Securities Exchange (“JSE”). In 2002, after two years as an equity analyst, Senzo moved to the London headquarters of Prudential plc, parent company of PPMSA where he worked as an investment analyst within the Global Asset Allocation team. While in London, Senzo also filled the vacant role of European Building Products Analyst, where he covered such companies as Pilkington plc., Saint Gobain, Holcim and Lafarge among others.
Upon his return to South Africa from London, Senzo was made a junior portfolio manager responsible for small pension fund clients with balanced mandates. After four years at Prudential, Senzo spent a year at Liberty Life Internal Audit department as an Actuarial and Investment Specialist. This is where Senzo gained exposure to operations, risk and assurance. After Liberty Life, Senzo joined SYmmETRY Multi-Manager (a subsidiary of Old Mutual) as a senior manager research analyst responsible for the analysis of South African Listed Equity Managers.
In 2007, Senzo joined Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (OMIGSA) as a portfolio manager reporting to Godwin Sepeng within the Long-Term Equity boutique, which Godwin was heading. At OMIGSA, Senzo was responsible for investment research, portfolio management, client communication and product development. He managed the Old Mutual Namibian Growth Fund for about 3 years from 2009 to 2012. He also co-managed the Community Growth Equity Fund from 2007 to 2012. Senzo also co-founded and co-managed the Old Mutual Pan Africa Fund and Old Mutual African Frontiers Fund with Godwin, until he left OMIGSA in August 2012.
In December 2012, Senzo joined Godwin in setting up LEGACY AFRICA Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd (LEGACY AFRICA). At LEGACY AFRICA, he is Executive Director responsible for operations. He is also a portfolio manager.