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Managing Director

Pedro completed his Business Science degree with Honours at the University of Cape Town, majoring in Finance and Economics, in 2000. Upon completing his studies he joined Prescient Investment Management as a trainee portfolio manager in 2001. Pedro was eventually tasked with managing their Index Funds and Dividend Yield Portfolio. In 2004 he joined Metropolitan Asset Managers where he managed and gave structure to their Absolute Return Fund. While at Metropolitan he grew the Absolute Return Fund by winning external mandates and was selected for the top portfolio management award in 2005.


A move to Johannesburg in 2006 saw him join the JM Busha investment group as a portfolio manager and shareholder. In 2008, Prescient Investment Management established a presence in Johannesburg and approached Pedro to head up that office primarily in a sales role, given his portfolio management experience, while he remained a member of their Investment Committee. Given his success at gathering assets he was later appointed Director at Prescient. Pedro set up BalondolozI Investment Services in 2010 and currently holds the position of Managing Director and Portfolio Manager.



Chief Investment Officer

Fannuel holds a Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSci) from the University of Cape Town where he majored in Actuarial Science. He is also a CFA charterholder and holds thirteen exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the United Kingdom.


Fannuel’s involvement with investments started whilst he was a final year student at the University of Cape Town in 2007. He conducted his honours research, in measuring developed market inflation, in conjunction with Prescient Investment Management. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Business Science degree, he eventually joined Prescient Investment Management as a fixed income analyst.


As an analyst, he regularly provided input to the portfolio construction process through general fixed interest and credit research. Over the three years at Prescient, Fannuel had vast exposure to the process involved in managing bond and cash portfolios. In January 2011, Fannuel joined Balondolozi investments as a Fixed Interest Manager. In 2014 Fannuel assumed the responsibility of leading the investment team as Chief Investment Officer. He is also directly responsible for managing Fixed Interest Funds.




Chief Financial Officer

Thabo completed his under and postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town from 1997 to 2000. He started his career with Ernst & Young in 2001 as a trainee accountant and after completing his articles and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he joined Rand Merchant Bank in 2004. Thabo worked in the Structured Finance division initially as a credit analyst. The position involved assessing the eligibility of credit applications and presenting them to a committee. Initially Thabo assessed big blue chip corporates before moving to Leveraged Buyouts as a specialist credit analyst.  He then worked as a Transactor/Dealmaker concentrating on property transactions. Some of the larger transactions Thabo was involved in include the Hemingways Shopping Centre in East London valued at R1bn and the Georgiou Group purchase of a property portfolio valued at R645m.


Thabo is currently an entrepreneur in the transport and mining sectors and also a director at Royal Fields Finance, a SMME finance specialist where he also sits on the credit committee.



Chief Operations Officer

Fikile graduated from Boston Business School and City Campus in 2013. She joined Balondolozi Investment Service in March 2014 as part of the administration team. She was soon promoted to head of the fund administration team.


Her duties included the daily morning process, creating and sending daily reports to clients, capture Bond and Equity trades and Cash transactions, liaising with clients and opening accounts. She was also responsible for post-trade process of Equities and Bonds, reconciling custodian banks holdings, compiling FICA documents, month end reconciliations, general administration related to funds, preparing annual and quarterly reports and compliance.  She currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer.



Head of Marketing

Yolande’s career began at Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in August 1996. With a background in desktop publishing (DTP), her primary responsibility was managing the Federations’ publications. She also served as a trustee on the Cosatu provident fund.


After ten years at Cosatu she joined Umbono Capital in 2006 as Business Developer responsible for union clients. A year later she resigned from Umbono and joined JM BUSHA Investment Group as Corporate Affairs Manager, a position she held for nine years. Yolande joined Balondolozi in March 2016 as Head of Marketing.



Non- Executive Director

Zintle Mjali completed her under and postgraduate studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Zintle spent 2002 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as a junior lecturer.  

She completed her articles with Brink Cohen Le Roux Incorporated, a boutique corporate law firm based in Houghton, Johannesburg.  She continued with this firm and was admitted as an attorney in 2005.

In 2006, Zintle joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a large full service corporate and commercial firm, based in Sandton, Johannesburg.  Zintle was involved, as a consultant, in the panel discussions on the New Companies Act during the period 2003 ending 2006.

She spent a year (September 2006 to September 2007) as a foreign associate in the mergers and acquisition department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York office), a leading international law firm, where she was involved in a variety of U.S. based and cross-border transactions representing acquirors, targets and financial advisors.

On her returned, she joined McPherson Kruger Attorneys, a niche commercial practice based in Melrose Arch.   She is a founding partner of Fredericks & Mjali Inc.

Zintle serves as non-executive director of Circuit Breaker Industries Limited (a member of the Ruenert Group of Companies), African Cables Proprietary Limited (a member of the Ruenert Group of Companies), Common Purpose (South Africa) NPC and John Deere (South Africa) Proprietary Limited, to



Non- Executive Director

Kabelo completed his BSc degree majoring in Mathematical Statistics and BCom (Hons) at the University of Cape Town in 2003. He also holds an M.Com from the University of Johannesburg and is a CFA Charterholder.


His career started in 2003 at Momentum Outcome Based Solutions, where he was a research analyst and later on a portfolio manager. He joined National Treasury as the Deputy Director for Market Risk in 2006, where he was involved in the optimisation of the Government debt portfolio, market risk management, operational risk and a variety of risk monitoring, valuation and reporting functions.


In 2008 he joined Investment Solutions, where he took on progressively challenging leadership roles, being appointed to Head of Portfolio Management in 2013, a role which he held until September 2015. Kabelo is the Founding CEO of Royal Investment Managers, a position he has held since March 2016.