Claude manages the Denker SCI* Equity Fund and Denker SCI* SA Equity Fund and is one of our Executive Directors. His career in the industry started in 1993 at Karlein Investments, a private client investment company. In 1994, he joined Sanlam Asset Management as an equity analyst. After five years, he moved on to Gryphon Asset Management as an analyst and portfolio manager. While there he was responsible for running unit trusts and pension fund portfolios. He returned to Sanlam Investments in 2002, where he became Head of Equities. In 2011 Claude co-founded Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) Unconstrained Capital Partners, which merged with SIM Global to form Denker Capital in 2015. The same year, Claude became a manager of the SIM Value Fund (now the Denker SCI Equity Fund).
Under Claude’s management, the SIM Industrial Fund received both a Standard & Poor’s and a Raging Bull award. He also managed the SIM General Equity Fund for five years, achieving consistent top-quartile performance for each of the five years.