John is a portfolio manager at Ninety One with responsibility for our Value Equity Strategy. He joined the firm in 2000 as the Sector Head of Industrials, a position he held until early 2003. Prior to joining the firm, John worked at HSBC Asset Management as a director of Institutional Asset Management for two years and prior to that, at Simpson McKie Stockbrokers (now HSBC Securities) as the head of financial and industrial research. He was also a director of the company. From 1990 to 1996, John was an analyst in the retail, construction, furniture, motor, media and general industrial sectors, and was ranked in the Financial Mail rankings between 1991 and 1996 in most of these sectors, achieving the top ranking in retail in 1994. John graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and obtained his Honours through the University of South Africa. He is a CFA® Charterholder.