Team


Clinton Banducci

Clinton Banducci

FOUNDING MEMBER AND DIRECTOR

Clinton Banducci was employed as a portfolio manager at Standard Equities in 1998 after completing his MBA at Edinburgh Business School (1997). In 1999 he joined Greenwich Securities in London where he was responsible for derivative research and corporate action arbitrage. However, his passion lay in trading and in July 2001 Appleton Securities employed him as a proprietary trader and thereafter SA Stockbrokers, where he continued to trade and manage private portfolios, providing him with 8 years’ experience as a successful proprietary trader, before starting Cratos Capital in 2009.

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray

FOUNDING MEMBER AND DIRECTOR

Andrew Gray began his career in the equities market as a portfolio manager at Appleton Securities in July 1999. He progressed from portfolio management to the institutional dealing desk where he managed and executed large institutional orders. During this time his interest in proprietary trading developed and was later given the opportunity to trade on the firms account. In May 2003 Andrew joined SA Stockbrokers as a proprietary trader. Here he managed his own as well as private client portfolios. In 2009 Andrew started Cratos Capital. His passion for the market, disciplined trading strategy and 10 years of valuable experience has contributed to his success as a proprietary trader.

Mike Teke

Mike Teke

DIRECTOR AND SHAREHOLDER

 

In 1990 Mike Teke started his career as a teacher. In 1992 he left his teaching post to pursue a career in business, where he joined Unilever in the human resources department. In 1994 Mike moved to Bayer (HRD manager) and then later Billiton. In (2005-2008) Mike joined Impala Platinum as head of Human Resources. In 2008 Mike co-founded Optimum Coal Holdings, where he held the position of CEO of the company for five years and completed the sale to Glencore. Presently Mike is the President of the Chamber of Mines, non-executive chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal and founding member of Dedicoal. Mike Teke joined Cratos Capital in 2012 and in doing so has brought a wealth of knowledge regarding management and strategic forward planning to ensure the continued success of the Cratos group.

 


Michael Dale

Michael Dale

FUND MANAGER

Michael Dale is a Director at Cratos Capital Management and joined in August 2014. Michael’s primary responsible is to act as a Fund Manager and Research Analyst in respect of the portfolio’s managed at Cratos Asset Management.

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Michael is a founding member of St John Capital and also serves as a Director of Cratos Asset Management. He has 10 years of corporate finance and investment advisory experience. Prior to establishing St John Capital and joining Cratos Capital Management, Michael worked for Deloitte Corporate Finance          in the Merger & Acquisition and Debt Advisory team from 2007 to 2013 as well as working for Ballard Campbell & Partners, a UK based Corporate Finance boutique from 2003 to 2006. During his time as a Transaction Adviser he gained experience across various corporate actions including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, capital raising, leveraged finance, BEE equity transactions and private equity transactions. Michael qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 2003 and is a CFA Charter holder.

Kyle Geyser

Kyle Geyser

ANALYST

Kyle has a B. Ing Electrical and Electronic (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg…

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He worked at Hatch Africa as a Systems and Process Control Engineer after which he moved to Nedbank as a Credit Risk Analyst specialising in the provisioning methodology and pricing policy, and has now been working at Cratos Capital since 2012 and is strategic in the creation of investment decisions. Kyle has passed all three levels of the CFA exams and is a CFA charter holder.
Greg Davies

Greg Davies

HEAD OF WEALTH

Greg qualified in 1997 as a certified Securities Trader and is an active member of the Institute of Financial Markets.

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He started his career over 25 years ago in assisting clients in portfolio management, investment advisory and corporate stockbroking services. He has headed up Private client dealing for a large portion of his career, ensuring that standards and execution of client requirements are always adhered to. He joined the Cratos team in July 2012 where he Heads up the Private Client Trading.
Darren Paiken

Darren Paiken

WEALTH MANAGER

Darren has a Bachelors of Commerce degree majoring in Finance. He has been in the financial services industry in an advisory capacity for over a decade.

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Previously he worked for a large financial services group as a private client advisor and managed an Investment Management team. He joined Cratos in May 2014 in a sales, distribution and advisory role.

Ron Klipin

Ron Klipin

SENIOR ANALYST

Ron is a qualified stockbroker and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand.

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After attaining his degree he worked in the accounting arena. With over 25 years in the market, Ron has been an analyst in London on both equities and bonds on the institutional side, to private client portfolio management. He has been a director of three different stockbroking firms. Ron has been successfully managing client portfolios for over a decade. He also regularly appears in all major formats of media for various business related programs.
Kgotso Teke

Kgotso Teke

PRIVATE CLIENT ASSISTANT

Kgotso started his trading career with Cratos Capital in August 2012, where he attained the certification of being able to trade on the JSE.

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Soon after joining he also attained his registered person and was placed in the Private clients arena under the mentorship and guidance of Greg Davies. During his tenure he has attained numerous SAIFM certifications allowing him to trade successfully and always furthering his knowledge horizons and capabilities.
Graeme Twidale

Graeme Twidale

FOUNDING MEMBER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CRATOS LIFE

Graeme is a fully accredited financial advisor, including regulatory examinations for both key individual as well as representative, with over 12 years industry experience.

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He has formerly been the operations and sales director of one of the industry’s leading financial services groups looking after a staff compliment of around 50 brokers and 30 admin staff.
Deepa Govind

Deepa Govind

OFFICE MANAGER

Deepa started her career in the financial services industry 8 years ago in the capacity of an administrator.

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She joined Cratos Life in 2013 and through her diligence and attention to detail she has acquired the role and responsibility of Office manager for the Cratos Group as a whole.