Investment Professional : Impact Funds
Qualifications: BCom (Hons); MBA; CA(SA); CFA® Charterholder
Thurston joined Old Mutual Investment Group in March 2013 as an Investment Professional within the Impact Funds team. With his extensive investment experience across Africa, he joined principally to expand the team’s investments across the rest of the continent. In addition, he has also been involved in the management of the business’s rental property investments in South Africa.
His main responsibilities encompass origination, analysis and due diligence of projects/investments of the business’ funds as well as managing the implementation, performance and exits from the funds.
Thurston’s extensive experience investing in various asset classes across Sub-Saharan Africa means that he brings with him an understanding of working across the continent that is second to none.
Before joining Old Mutual Investment Group, he completed his MBA at Oxford University’s Said Business School and did corporate finance consulting. Prior to that, he spent three and a half years as Vice President and Senior Investment Analyst at Renaissance Asset Managers’ Africa Multi-Strategy Fund based in London. He also worked as a Senior Executive in Ernst & Young’s London Private Equity Advisory Division. Before moving to London, Thurston worked at Investec Asset Management analysing South African, Botswana and Namibian companies. He completed his articles at PwC.