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SETTING YOUR INVESTMENT GOAL
There are various goals that an investor may be desiring  to achieve. The important thing to note about goal setting is the element of time . Goals can range from short, medium and/or long term. Whether your reason for investment be for capital growth, for capital preservation, to save toward retirement, for income withdrawals, saving to buy a house,  saving to go on a holiday or even investing towards your children's education, no matter the reason, choosing the correct investment vehicle and fund is key. Fairtree Invest, specializes in multi-managed solutions that are strategically designed to meet their client's bespoke investment goals. Would you like to start your journey?

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WHY US?

OUR PURPOSE IS TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF ALL FAIRTREE STAKEHOLDERS

Our MISSION

At the heart of everything we do at Fairtree is the purpose that the business exists to enrich the lives of all our stakeholders, including clients, service providers, employees and partners. We believe Fairtree is a tool enabling us in our mission to put each of our stakeholders, through their dealings with or within Fairtree, in a better position to live their individual or collective callings.

We deliver on this purpose through our five core values: Excellence, Integrity, Growth, Real Relationships and Family. We strive to live these values every day, and trust that they will drive every action or decision made at Fairtree in the best interest of all stakeholders. We believe this has created a unique culture where a safe environment exists for investment ideas to flourish.

Our CORE Values

REAL RELATIONSHIPS
We build strong, open and honest relationships with all our stakeholders, including our clients, service providers and within the Fairtree family. The outcome of real relationships is mutual trust and respect within which authentic conversations can thrive.
INTEGRITY
Our foundation is one of integrity – we are determined to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances. For us, living with integrity includes delivering on all our commitments, performing in a way and within parameters as communicated to all concerned and being fair and honest in all our dealings.
EXCELLENCE
We are committed to pursuing excellence. We strive to excel in every aspect of our business and to approach every challenge with a willpower to succeed. We believe that excellence is a mindset and an attitude, and should thus be reflected in all we do.
FAMILY
We value and respect our own personal families as well as the Fairtree family. We prioritize creating an environment where work and family are not in conflict as we are passionate to see personal relationships flourish.
We believe this contributes very positively to a productive and rewarding work experience.
GROWTH
We continually grow and refine our investment process to incorporate developments in the market, and new and more efficient ways to express our investment views. At the same time, developing and growing our people is key to achieving excellence. We have a passion to explore new opportunities with our clients and grow in our partnerships.

OUR STORY

We have a unique family culture within Fairtree, with strong, open and honest relationships at the core. This combined with mutual trust and respect, allows for authentic conversations and relationships to thrive.

Fairtree is the culmination of many years of hard work, unwavering commitment and extraordinary skills and expertise of all the members of the Fairtree Family, resulting in the whole being much greater than the sum of its parts, as Aristotle observed. We strive to create a business culture where the work family and personal families are not in conflict, as we are passionate about personal relationships flourishing, and creating an environment where we reach our full potential and live our individual life callings. We truly believe that this will result in our work having a greater purpose, being more rewarding and ultimately ensuring that we are able to enrich the lives of our stakeholders. Here are some of the stories from our Fairtree Family:

Fairtree has given me the opportunity to build a business that serves all its stakeholders: helping clients by constructing investment products that are tailored for their specific needs; creating a work environment and company structure that allows employees and partners to live out their career dreams; and treating all service providers with fair and just practices, whilst focusing on excellence in everything we do. We started small, stayed involved and served clients in the best way he knew how, living by values of excellence, integrity, growth, relationships and family.
Andre Malan
Group Chairman
The foundation of Fairtree has always been the principles and values we established and wholeheartedly have been operating in from the earliest days of the business. Our authentic culture of trust and mutual support has created a unique environment in which I have been able to grow and express myself not only professionally, but also personally, while journeying with wonderfully talented, like-minded people.
I believe Fairtree is a powerful tool enabling us in our mission to put all involved in a better position to live their individual or shared callings. This value add to all stakeholders motivates me to faithfully keep on moving forward on our journey.
Kobus Nel
Group CEO
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Bradley Anthony
MD: FAM
Having joined Fairtree early on when we only managed two equity hedge funds, I have been part of the growth from a small team to the business we are today. This journey has offered me the opportunity to contribute to product development, expansion of the business in new areas and the establishment and expansion of our operational capability. I enjoy the learning together and friendships with a team of highly talented and dedicated individuals who share similar values.
Heinrich Jansen Van Rensburg
COO: FAM
I was initially intrigued, and attracted by the unique and special relationships that exist between the Fairtree team and saw an opportunity to broaden our impact and reach.Being part of the Fairtree team has been an anchor and an alignment of my own values with a group of highly talented individuals who are at the pinnacle of their careers. My role has allowed me to grow personally and professionally as we deliver investment excellence to a wide and growing client base, whilst making a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve.
Herman SandrockGroup Head: Distrubution
As the fourth employee to be hired, I was part of the original team that started Fixed Income as an asset class at Fairtree. Being part of the Fairtree team is a great opportunity to own a portion of my own business within a larger fund management house.
Ian Millard
Fixed Income: PM
Being part of Fairtree has allowed me to be part of a company where I can make a difference. As an equity holder, I have the opportunity to develop new solutions and chart their strategy, investment process and philosophy. I enjoy the freedom of autonomy, the support that I have had across the business, and the culture and friendships we have built.
Stephen Brown
Equity: PM
Fairtree has provided a strong foundation and has attracted individuals that strive for excellence. The result has been an environment which allows great things to be achieved. Fairtree fosters a culture of continually challenging and enhancing “best practice”. Creativity is encouraged, in an unassuming sort of way, whilst arrogance is aggressively shunned. I really believe that the  secret ingredients have been our people and culture.
Paul CrawfordFixed Income: PM
The straight-jacket of bureaucracy is stifling to me and I appreciate a small entrepreneurial firm that attracted people with a similar value system. I don’t consider Fairtree to be my employer, it feels much more like a team of friends.
Cor Booysen
Equity: PM
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Jacobus Lacock
Multi Asset: PM
I joined Fairtree as I wanted an opportunity to show the IFA and retail market what we could offer. I feel incredibly privileged to live out my dreams and abilities, both professionally and personally at Fairtree. We always say, “issues are negotiable but relationships are not”, and this is a statement which we all live by.
Lombard Barnard
MD: Fairtree Invest
I have been fortunate and privileged to see a large part of the Fairtree story first-hand. To be part of an organisation where you are valued, respected and encouraged to be yourself in a safe environment and reach your own potential is of immeasurable value. The success of Fairtree is no accident, it’s the continuous and consistent living of the values of the business which contributes to this success.
Joe BesterAlternative Real Estate PM
Fairtree has given me the opportunity to build a business that serves all its stakeholders: helping clients by constructing investment products that are tailored for their specific needs; creating a work environment and company structure that allows employees and partners to live out their career dreams; and treating all service providers with fair and just practices, whilst focusing on excellence in everything we do. We started small, stayed involved and served clients in the best way he knew how, living by values of excellence, integrity, growth, relationships and family.
Andre Malan
Group Chairman
The foundation of Fairtree has always been the principles and values we identified and wholeheartedly have been operating in from the earliest days of the business. Our authentic culture of trust and mutual support has created a unique environment in which I have been able to grow and express myself not only professionally, but also personally, while journeying with wonderfully talented, like-minded people. I believe Fairtree is a powerful tool enabling us in our mission to put all involved in a better position to live their individual or shared callings. This value add to all stakeholders motivates me to faithfully keep on moving forward into the unknown.
Kobus Nel
Group CEO
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Bradley Anthony
MD: FAM
Having joined Fairtree early on when we only managed two equity hedge funds, I have been part of the growth from a small team to the business we are today. This journey has offered me the opportunity to contribute to product development, expansion of the business in new areas and the establishment and expansion of our operational capability. I enjoy the learning together and friendships with a team of highly talented and dedicated individuals who share similar values.
Heinrich Jansen Van Rensburg
COO: FAM
As the fourth employee to be hired, I was part of the original team that started Fixed Income as an asset class at Fairtree. Being part of the Fairtree team is a great opportunity to own a portion of my own business within a larger fund management house.
Ian Millard
Fixed Income: PM
Being part of Fairtree has allowed me to be part of a company where I can make a difference. As an equity holder, I have the opportunity to develop new solutions and chart their strategy, investment process and philosophy. I enjoy the freedom of autonomy, the support that I have had across the business, and the culture and friendships we have built.
Stephen Brown
Equity: PM
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Jacobus Lacock
Multi Asset: PM
The straight-jacket of bureaucracy is stifling to me and I appreciate a small entrepreneurial firm that attracted people with a similar value system. I don’t consider Fairtree to be my employer, it feels much more like a team of friends.
Cor Booysen
Equity: PM
I joined Fairtree as I wanted an opportunity to show the IFA and retail market what we could offer. I feel incredibly privileged to live out my dreams and abilities, both professionally and personally at Fairtree. We always say, “issues are negotiable but relationships are not”, and this is a statement which we all live by.
Lombard Barnard
MD: Fairtree Invest
Fairtree has provided a strong foundation and has attracted individuals that strive for excellence. The result has been an environment which allows great things to be achieved. Fairtree fosters a culture of continually challenging and enhancing “best practice”. Creativity is encouraged, in an unassuming sort of way, whilst arrogance is aggressively shunned. I really believe that the secret ingredients have been our people and culture.
Paul Crawford
Fixed Income: PM
I was initially intrigued, and attracted by the unique and special relationships that exist between the Fairtree team and saw an opportunity to broaden our impact and reach. Being part of the Fairtree team has been an anchor and an alignment of my own values with a group of highly talented individuals who are at the pinnacle of their careers. My role has allowed me to grow personally and professionally as we deliver investment excellence to a wide and growing client base, whilst making a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve.
Herman Sandrock
Group Head: Distribution

OUR EXEMPLARY TRACK RECORD

2005
Symmetry Hedge Fund AwardsSA Hedge Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SNN QI Hedge Fund
SA Market Neutral Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SNN QI Hedge Fund
2008
South Africa Hedge Awards
SA Long Short Equity Fund of the Year
Fairtree Long Short Equity SNN QI Hedge Fund
2011
Launched Long-Only Equity Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SNN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SNN QI Hedge Fund
New Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SNN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SNN QI Hedge Fund
2013
Hedge News Africa AwardsSA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2015
Launched Long-only Fixed Income Capability
2017
Opened UK office
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk-adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Multi-Asset Income Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Raging Bull Awards (certificate)Best SA Interest Bearing Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa AwardsSA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SNN QI Hedge Fund
2019
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk-adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund Hedge News Africa Awards
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5-Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SNN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SNN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SNN QI Hedge FundMorningstar Awards
Best Fund House: Smaller fund range
Fairtree Asset Management
2003
Launched first Fairtree fund
2006
Fairtree Capital established
2010
Launched first Multi-strategy Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SNN QI Hedge Fund
2012
Awarded first Sovereign Wealth Mandate
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2014
First Hotel Investment Made
2016
US SEC Regulation & first US Client
2018
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk-adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Alexander Forbes Asterisk Awards
Best Equity House Award
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Award
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5-Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SNN QI Hedge Fund
2003
Launched first Fairtree fund
2005
Symmetry Hedge Fund Awards
SA Hedge Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Market Neutral Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SSN QI Hedge Fund
2006
Fairtree Capital established
2008
South Africa Hedge Awards SA Long Short Equity Fund of the Year
Fairtree Long Short Equity SSN QI Hedge Fund
2010
Launched first Multi-strategy Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
2011
Launched Long-only Equity Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
New Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year Fairtree
Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
2012
Awarded first Sovereign Wealth Mandate
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2013
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2014
First Hotel Investment Made
2015
Launched Long-only Fixed Income Capability
2016
US SEC Regulation & first US Client
2017
Opened UK office
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Multi-Asset Income Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Raging Bull Awards (certificate)
Best SA Interest Bearing Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fund of the Year Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
2018
Raging Bull Awards Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Alexander Forbes Asterisk Awards
Best Equity House Award
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Award
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5 Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
2019
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Awards
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5 Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
Morningstar Awards
Best Fund House: Smaller fund range
Fairtree Asset Management
Our excellent graduate programme is an exciting opportunity for graduates to gain experience at our multi-asset firm. Applications are currently closed for 2021. Please follow us on social media for more updates about next year.
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At Fairtree we value excellence, growth and integrity and are looking for undergraduates we can partner with to help them reach their potential.

Your dream is to finish school, attend a renowned university and be employed by an organisation who will mentor and support your career growth.  Our dream is to partner with young people who have finished school and who want to build a future in the world of finance, economics and investments.

You could be the kind of student we’re looking for and the Fairtree Bursary could be for you. You know where you’re going, but just need a bit of help in getting there.
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Our MISSION

At the heart of everything we do at Fairtree is the purpose that the business exists to enrich the lives of all our stakeholders, including clients, service providers, employees and partners. We believe Fairtree is a tool enabling us in our mission to put each of our stakeholders, through their dealings with or within Fairtree, in a better position to live their individual or collective callings.

We deliver on this purpose through our five core values: Excellence, Integrity, Growth, Real Relationships and Family. We strive to live these values every day, and trust that they will drive every action or decision made at Fairtree in the best interest of all stakeholders. We believe this has created a unique culture where a safe environment exists for investment ideas to flourish.

Our CORE Values

RELATIONSHIPS
We build strong, open and honest relationships with all our stakeholders, including our clients, service providers and within the Fairtree family. The outcome of real relationships is mutual trust and respect within which authentic conversations can thrive.
INTEGRITY
Our foundation is one of integrity – we are determined to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances. For us, living with integrity includes delivering on all our commitments, performing in a way and within parameters as communicated to all concerned and being fair and honest in all our dealings.
PURSUING EXCELLENCE
We are committed to pursuing excellence. We strive to excel in every aspect of our business and to approach every challenge with a willpower to succeed. We believe that excellence is a mindset and an attitude, and should thus be reflected in all we do.
OUR FAMILIES
We value and respect our own personal families as well as the Fairtree family. We prioritize creating an environment where work and family are not in conflict as we are passionate to see personal relationships flourish. We believe this contributes very positively to a productive and rewarding work experience.
DEDICATED TO GROWTH
We continually grow and refine our investment process to incorporate developments in the market, and new and more efficient ways to express our investment views. At the same time, developing and growing our people is key to achieving excellence. We have a passion to explore new opportunities with our clients and grow in our partnerships.

OUR STORY

We have a unique family culture within Fairtree, with strong, open and honest relationships at the core. This combined with mutual trust and respect, allows for authentic conversations and relationships to thrive.

Fairtree is the culmination of many years of hard work, unwavering commitment and extraordinary skills and expertise of all the members of the Fairtree Family, resulting in the whole being much greater than the sum of its parts, as Aristotle observed. We strive to create a business culture where the work family and personal families are not in conflict, as we are passionate about personal relationships flourishing, and creating an environment where we reach our full potential and live our individual life callings. We truly believe that this will result in our work having a greater purpose, being more rewarding and ultimately ensuring that we are able to enrich the lives of our stakeholders. Here are some of the stories from our Fairtree Family;

Fairtree has given me the opportunity to build a business that serves all its stakeholders: helping clients by constructing investment products that are tailored for their specific needs; creating a work environment and company structure that allows employees and partners to live out their career dreams; and treating all service providers with fair and just practices, whilst focusing on excellence in everything we do. We started small, stayed involved and served clients in the best way he knew how, living by values of excellence, integrity, growth, relationships and family.
Andre Malan
Group Chairman
The foundation of Fairtree has always been the principles and values we identified and wholeheartedly have been operating in from the earliest days of the business. Our authentic culture of trust and mutual support has created a unique environment in which I have been able to grow and express myself not only professionally, but also personally, while journeying with wonderfully talented, like-minded people. I believe Fairtree is a powerful tool enabling us in our mission to put all involved in a better position to live their individual or shared callings. This value add to all stakeholders motivates me to faithfully keep on moving forward into the unknown.
Kobus Nel
Group CEO
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Bradley Anthony
MD: FAM
Having joined Fairtree early on when we only managed two equity hedge funds, I have been part of the growth from a small team to the business we are today. This journey has offered me the opportunity to contribute to product development, expansion of the business in new areas and the establishment and expansion of our operational capability. I enjoy the learning together and friendships with a team of highly talented and dedicated individuals who share similar values.
Heinrich Jansen Van Rensburg
COO: FAM
As the fourth employee to be hired, I was part of the original team that started Fixed Income as an asset class at Fairtree. Being part of the Fairtree team is a great opportunity to own a portion of my own business within a larger fund management house.
Ian Millard
Fixed Income: PM
Being part of Fairtree has allowed me to be part of a company where I can make a difference. As an equity holder, I have the opportunity to develop new solutions and chart their strategy, investment process and philosophy. I enjoy the freedom of autonomy, the support that I have had across the business, and the culture and friendships we have built.
Stephen Brown
Equity: PM
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Jacobus Lacock
Multi Asset: PM
The straight-jacket of bureaucracy is stifling to me and I appreciate a small entrepreneurial firm that attracted people with a similar value system. I don’t consider Fairtree to be my employer, it feels much more like a team of friends.
Cor Booysen
Equity: PM
I joined Fairtree as I wanted an opportunity to show the IFA and retail market what we could offer. I feel incredibly privileged to live out my dreams and abilities, both professionally and personally at Fairtree. We always say, “issues are negotiable but relationships are not”, and this is a statement which we all live by.
Lombard Barnard
MD: Fairtree Invest
Fairtree has provided a strong foundation and has attracted individuals that strive for excellence. The result has been an environment which allows great things to be achieved. Fairtree fosters a culture of continually challenging and enhancing “best practice”. Creativity is encouraged, in an unassuming sort of way, whilst arrogance is aggressively shunned. I really believe that the secret ingredients have been our people and culture.
Paul Crawford
Fixed Income: PM
I was initially intrigued, and attracted by the unique and special relationships that exist between the Fairtree team and saw an opportunity to broaden our impact and reach. Being part of the Fairtree team has been an anchor and an alignment of my own values with a group of highly talented individuals who are at the pinnacle of their careers. My role has allowed me to grow personally and professionally as we deliver investment excellence to a wide and growing client base, whilst making a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve.
Herman Sandrock
Group Head: Distribution
Fairtree has given me the opportunity to build a business that serves all its stakeholders: helping clients by constructing investment products that are tailored for their specific needs; creating a work environment and company structure that allows employees and partners to live out their career dreams; and treating all service providers with fair and just practices, whilst focusing on excellence in everything we do. We started small, stayed involved and served clients in the best way he knew how, living by values of excellence, integrity, growth, relationships and family.
Andre Malan
Group Chairman
The foundation of Fairtree has always been the principles and values we identified and wholeheartedly have been operating in from the earliest days of the business. Our authentic culture of trust and mutual support has created a unique environment in which I have been able to grow and express myself not only professionally, but also personally, while journeying with wonderfully talented, like-minded people. I believe Fairtree is a powerful tool enabling us in our mission to put all involved in a better position to live their individual or shared callings. This value add to all stakeholders motivates me to faithfully keep on moving forward into the unknown.
Kobus Nel
Group CEO
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Bradley Anthony
MD: FAM
Having joined Fairtree early on when we only managed two equity hedge funds, I have been part of the growth from a small team to the business we are today. This journey has offered me the opportunity to contribute to product development, expansion of the business in new areas and the establishment and expansion of our operational capability. I enjoy the learning together and friendships with a team of highly talented and dedicated individuals who share similar values.
Heinrich Jansen Van Rensburg
COO: FAM
I was initially intrigued, and attracted by the unique and special relationships that exist between the Fairtree team and saw an opportunity to broaden our impact and reach. Being part of the Fairtree team has been an anchor and an alignment of my own values with a group of highly talented individuals who are at the pinnacle of their careers. My role has allowed me to grow personally and professionally as we deliver investment excellence to a wide and growing client base, whilst making a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve.
Herman Sandrock
Group Head: Distribution
As the fourth employee to be hired, I was part of the original team that started Fixed Income as an asset class at Fairtree. Being part of the Fairtree team is a great opportunity to own a portion of my own business within a larger fund management house.
Ian Millard
Fixed Income: PM
Being part of Fairtree has allowed me to be part of a company where I can make a difference. As an equity holder, I have the opportunity to develop new solutions and chart their strategy, investment process and philosophy. I enjoy the freedom of autonomy, the support that I have had across the business, and the culture and friendships we have built.
Stephen Brown
Equity: PM
Fairtree has provided a strong foundation and has attracted individuals that strive for excellence. The result has been an environment which allows great things to be achieved. Fairtree fosters a culture of continually challenging and enhancing “best practice”. Creativity is encouraged, in an unassuming sort of way, whilst arrogance is aggressively shunned. I really believe that the secret ingredients have been our people and culture.
Paul Crawford
Fixed Income: PM
Joining Fairtree, I partnered with two people whom I deeply respect. I enjoy being part of an organisation that has helped me achieve my greater purpose and has a direct impact on our clients’ lives, by helping them reach their unique dreams. I have built the deepest and most meaningful friendships since joining the Fairtree team. Our people are important and that’s not just a slogan or something we pay lip-service to.
Jacobus Lacock
Multi Asset: PM
The straight-jacket of bureaucracy is stifling to me and I appreciate a small entrepreneurial firm that attracted people with a similar value system. I don’t consider Fairtree to be my employer, it feels much more like a team of friends.
Cor Booysen
Equity: PM
I joined Fairtree as I wanted an opportunity to show the IFA and retail market what we could offer. I feel incredibly privileged to live out my dreams and abilities, both professionally and personally at Fairtree. We always say, “issues are negotiable but relationships are not”, and this is a statement which we all live by.
Lombard Barnard
MD: Fairtree Invest
I have been fortunate and privileged to see a large part of the Fairtree story first-hand. To be part of an organisation where you are valued, respected and encouraged to be yourself in a safe environment and reach your own potential is of immeasurable value. The success of Fairtree is no accident, it’s the continuous and consistent living of the values of the business which contributes to this success.
Joe Bester Alternative Real Estate PM

OUR EXEMPLARY TRACK RECORD

2005
Symmetry Hedge Fund AwardsSA Hedge Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Market Neutral Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SSN QI Hedge Fund
2008
South Africa Hedge Awards
SA Long Short Equity Fund of the Year
Fairtree Long Short Equity SSN QI Hedge Fund
2011
Launched Long-only Equity Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
New Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
2013
Hedge News Africa AwardsSA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2015
Launched Long-only Fixed Income Capability
2017
Opened UK office
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Multi-Asset Income Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Raging Bull Awards (certificate)Best SA Interest Bearing Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa AwardsSA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
2019
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund Hedge News Africa Awards
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5 Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge FundMorningstar Awards
Best Fund House: Smaller fund range
Fairtree Asset Management
2003
Launched first Fairtree fund
2006
Fairtree Capital established
2010
Launched first Multi-strategy Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
2012
Awarded first Sovereign Wealth Mandate
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2014
First Hotel Investment Made
2016
US SEC Regulation & first US Client
2018
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Alexander Forbes Asterisk Awards
Best Equity House Award
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Award
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5 Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
2003
Launched first Fairtree fund
2005
Symmetry Hedge Fund Awards
SA Hedge Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Market Neutral Fund of the Year
Fairtree Equity Market Neutral SSN QI Hedge Fund
2006
Fairtree Capital established
2008
South Africa Hedge Awards SA Long Short Equity Fund of the Year
Fairtree Long Short Equity SSN QI Hedge Fund
2010
Launched first Multi-strategy Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
2011
Launched Long-only Equity Capability
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
New Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year Fairtree
Fixed Income SSN QI Hedge Fund
2012
Awarded first Sovereign Wealth Mandate
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2013
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fixed Income Fund of the Year
Fairtree Proton RCIS Retail Hedge Fund
2014
First Hotel Investment Made
2015
Launched Long-only Fixed Income Capability
2016
US SEC Regulation & first US Client
2017
Opened UK office
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Best SA Multi-Asset Income Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Raging Bull Awards (certificate)
Best SA Interest Bearing Fund
Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Awards
SA Fund of the Year Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
2018
Raging Bull Awards Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Alexander Forbes Asterisk Awards
Best Equity House Award
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Award
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5 Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
2019
Raging Bull Awards
Best SA Equity General Fund on a risk adjusted basis
Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund
Hedge News Africa Awards
Best Single Manager Hedge Fund – 5 Year Performance
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Multi Strategy Fund of the Year
Fairtree Wild Fig Multi Asset SSN QI Hedge Fund
SA Fund of the Year
Fairtree Assegai Equity Long Short SSN QI Hedge Fund
Morningstar Awards
Best Fund House: Smaller fund range
Fairtree Asset Management

Careers

Bursaries
At Fairtree we value excellence, growth and integrity and are looking for under-graduates we can partner with to help them reach their potential.

Your dream is to finish school, attend a renowned university and be employed by an organisation who will mentor and support your career growth.  Our dream is to partner with young people who have finished school and who want to build a future in the world of finance, economics and investments.

You could be the kind of student we’re looking for and the Fairtree Bursary could be for you. You know where you’re going, but just need a bit of help in getting there.
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Graduate Program
Our excellent graduate programme is an exciting opportunity for graduates to gain experience at our multi asset firm. Applications are currently closed for 2021. Please follow us on social media for more updates for next year.
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Available Positions
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RELATIONSHIPS
We build strong, open and honest relationships with all our stakeholders, including our clients, service providers and within the Fairtree family. The outcome of real relationships is mutual trust and respect within which authentic conversations can thrive.
INTEGRITY
Our foundation is one of integrity – we are determined to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances. For us, living with integrity includes delivering on all our commitments, performing in a way and within parameters as communicated to all concerned and being fair and honest in all our dealings.
PURSUING EXCELLENCE
We are committed to pursuing excellence. We strive to excel in every aspect of our business and to approach every challenge with a willpower to succeed. We believe that excellence is a mindset and an attitude, and should thus be reflected in all we do.
OUR FAMILIES
We value and respect our own personal families as well as the Fairtree family. We prioritize creating an environment where work and family are not in conflict as we are passionate to see personal relationships flourish. We believe this contributes very positively to a productive and rewarding work experience.
DEDICATED TO GROWTH
We continually grow and refine our investment process to incorporate developments in the market, and new and more efficient ways to express our investment views. At the same time, developing and growing our people is key to achieving excellence. We have a passion to explore new opportunities with our clients and grow in our partnerships.