Ryan Basdeo (BCom, (Taxation), MBA (Wits), Registered Security Trader)
After beginning his career as a financial accountant in the employee benefits industry, Ryan joined STANLIB Asset Management in their Institutional Pricing team in 2008. He got experience in the Offshore Trades Processing team from 2010, before moving on to Alternative Investments as market maker for the ETFs and executing trades for the index-tracking funds, as well as assistance with portfolio management. He was appointed a Portfolio Manager in 2017. Ryan has a BCom in Taxation degree, is a JSE Registered Securities Trader, as well as a Registered Bond Trader and has been awarded a MBA from Wits Business School.
Ann Sebastian (BSc (Hons), (Advanced Mathematics of Finance))
Possessing a very strong academic record and a passion for financial markets, Ann joined the Beta Quants team in 2012. As a quantitative analyst, she specialises in asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment risk management and multi-factor risk modelling. She is currently a Portfolio manager at STANLIB Index Investments
responsible for the management of R 22 billion across quantitative enhanced index funds, smart beta funds, completion strategies and index tracking fund across a number of asset classes. Ann studied at Wits University, where she took a BSc in Mathematical Sciences with double majors in Pure Mathematics and Economic Sciences. She then went on to do her BSc honours degree studying Advanced Mathematics of Finance. She is currently studying towards a MSc in Statistical Science from UCT where her thesis covers "Tactical Asset Allocation with Flexible Investor Views".