Izak Swanepoel, CFA

Investment Professional
  • Global Emerging Markets


Izak's current responsibilities in the Old Mutual GEM boutique include analysing large listed emerging market companies in the industrial, consumer discretionary, staple and energy sectors.

He has extensive experience in large cap equity research in both developed and emerging markets, focusing on the industrial sectors. Izak joined Old Mutual Investment Group’s ELECTUS boutique in May 2012.

Prior to joining Old Mutual Investment Group, Izak worked in AllianceBernstein's Cape Town-based investment research team for nearly nine years. His responsibilities included large cap equity research on emerging markets (EMEA industrials, airlines, homebuilders and utilities) and developed markets (European airlines, homebuilders and utilities).

His previous experience also includes time at Bank of America Securities in London as a senior analyst in European telecoms; at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in London and at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in both their London and Cape Town offices.

Izak has 15 years' investment-related experience as a global equity analyst, four years of experience in corporate finance, specifically involving valuation consulting in Europe, and a further four years of experience in accounting and auditing.