Steven is a portfolio manager in Ninety One's Emerging Market Alternative Credit team with responsibility for developing Ninety One’s Africa Credit strategies. Steven has been a portfolio manager on the Credit Opportunities Strategy since 2010, with a lead role in investing in African credit outside of South Africa. Steven has significant experience in managing portfolios, investment strategy, origination and trade execution. African credit is a core part of the credit investment capability.
Prior to Ninety One, Steven worked at Standard Bank where he spent nine years specialising in the debt capital markets and was the head of high yield. Steven cooperated with major African private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and high yield investors. Steven has had exposure to various debt instruments, including sovereign debt, municipal finance, project finance, corporate debt, equity-linked securities, loans and mezzanine debt.
Steven graduated from the University of Cape Town (Dean’s Merit List) with a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) degree in Finance, majoring in Accounting, and has passed all three levels of the CFA® Programme.