Brad Welch

Brad has over 20 years' experience in the South African financial markets. He traded equity volatility at Absa Capital, and Barclays Capital in London. He also managed an equity volatility mandate at a leading local Hedge Fund, before founding RidgeCape - where he focuses on linear and nonlinear multi asset sales and structuring. He did this in order to try and achieve a better "work/life" balance. He is an avid kitesurfer, standup paddle surfer, yoga practitioner, hiker and golfer. He also drives the RidgeCape CSR initiatives.

Rick Kerwin

Rick has in excess of 30 years' experience in various financial asset classes. He spent eight years in London trading South African and other emerging market bonds and their derivatives. He also traded currencies and South African equity baskets. Rick returned to Cape Town in 1997, where he joined Cadiz securities on the bond broking desk, which he ultimately headed up, and has since built a wide and diverse client base. He joined Ridgecape Capital in October 2013.

Tim Dun

Tim is a highly motivated finance graduate from the University of Cape Town. He has always had a huge interest in financial markets and while studying in his final year, developed a passion for dealing in the fixed-income and derivative markets. When not at work, he is either playing tennis, golf or soccer with friends or being an avid supercar enthusiast. He hopes to build a stellar career at RidgeCape Capital by learning from the experience of the team.

Quant Analyst

Quant Analyst is an independent company that consults to Ridgecape. They provide models, bespoke quantitative research and work with RidgeCape in producing various quantitative trade ideas. Quant Analyst also provides a boutique of custom-made analytics, for application in research, finance, trading, and administration. The company brings world class technology, and experience in quantitative development to individuals, institutions and corporates.

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