Skycastle Group

Asset Management

Asset Management

a. What is our asset management approach?

Using a top down approach, we look at buying mega cap, market leading companies that generate significant amounts of cash, that withstand tough economic conditions. In doing so it provides the portfolio with the ability to preserve capital, the ability to invest in great businesses at decent prices and when liquidity returns pay dividends.

As mentioned, where its practical and possible, we would look to phase in equities over the next 8 -12 months to mitigate the inevitable risks of pricing in this environment

Our Asset Management services extend to Reg 28, Personal Share Portfolios, Retirement Annuities, Wrappers & Endowments. Our objective is to achieve Absolute return and Wealth preservation by using top down and bottom up analysis the define the universe of companies we invest into, allowing our clients the ability to leverage off our philosophy to make sure that their families financial futures will be secured

b. Who: Who do we work with?

c. Why is our asset management approach better?

Our belief is not to be like sheep that tracks the market our goal is to perform throughout market cycles on an absolute basis across different asset classes (bonds, stocks, cash, real estate investment trust & preference shares) to ensure your risk is spread. 

We use proven investment processes and strategies to achieve the optimum asset allocation given the current macro backdrop.

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d. Which markets do we invest in?

We invest both locally and abroad in various asset classes that meet our own proprietary investment criteria, focusing specifically on JSE, FTSE, NASDAQ & SP500 companies.   

Our 3 Flagship longterm Investment Solutions:

1. The ABSOLUTE USD INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO
2. THE ABSOLUTE ZAR LOCAL PORTFOLIO
3. Regulation 28 & Personalized share Portfolio
Source: Reuters
*Chart showing the JSE top 40 vs the Nasdaq in USD

Chief Investment Officer

Greg Saffy

Our investment committee is headed up by Greg Saffy, To note some of his accolades: CA (SA) and CFA Charter Holder, Top rated financial services banking analyst for 10 years – also rated in small caps, corporate governance and property, Rated top 5 in South Africa (all analysts in all sectors) in an 2014 Extel survey. Won RMB deal of the year in 2014 – track record of managing funds, sourcing deals and restructuring. Extensive network both within the financial community and in numerous industries. Key expertise include investment analysis, deal origination and implementation.

Investment Commitee

The investment committee which is chaired by Greg Saffy and consists of Dylan Bester, Paul Johnson, Jason Farber & JD Breytenbach the team meets quarterly to review portfolio positioning in relation to current global trends and the Macro-economic backdrop to ensure the most favourable asset allocation is achieved. A Quarterly bulletin is also compiled and updated to all client’s in an easy to read format so you know what we are doing and why in a simple, short and concise format.

Meet Our Respective Team

Jason Farber
Managing Director of Skycastle Investments
Email: jason@skycastleinv.com / Contact: 011 523 3189
Dylan Bester
Head of International Investments
dylan@skycastleintinvest.com / Contact: 0115233121
Paul Johnson
Portfolio manager & Technical analyst
Email: paul@skycastleinv.com / Contact: 011 523 3190
JD Breytenbach
Head of Trading
jd@skycastleintinvest.com / Contact: 011 568 2218
Jessica la Grange
Head of Administration
Email: info@skycastleinv.com / info@skycastleintinvest.com
Contact: 011 523 3591

Skycastle is a South African based group of companies specializing in Investment and Trading solutions in South African and Global financial markets, providing services that are critical to Investors and active traders across the globe.

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