Articles and news from Maitland Fund Services

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November 2022 edition

Kavitha Ramachandran interviews Silver Kung, chairman and CIO of Siegfried Asset Management, about how his fund management company is navigating geopolitical uncertainty and supply chain issues – and the importance of having partners you can rely on during times of turmoil.

Craig Todd, Service Head – Investment Operations, writes about working from home and the surprising benefits this has brought about within Maitland Fund Services, both internally in enhancing teamwork and productivity as well as externally as measured by client satisfaction.

JP Khaitan chatted to Moneyweb, one of South Africa’s most read and respected business portals, about why asset managers should know about application programming interfaces (APIs) in fund administration. He describes how APIs lead to improved internal control mechanisms, streamlined data management, and time saved.

Following the release of Citywire’s 2022 Alpha Female report, Chantal Cantin asks why some parts of the fund services value chain seem to be far more diverse than others.
While the focus on education is encouraging, at Maitland we believe not nearly enough is being done to boost the teaching of maths and science. These two subjects are arguably in the most need of support to boost the country’s economic growth.

We interview Nomonde Vokozela, who joined Maitland as an intern in 2015 and developed her career under the attentive leadership of Liezl Gerber, Service Head – Fund Valuation and Accounting SA. Liezl has proudly witnessed her remarkable rise.

Thabisile Nondaba, Senior Fund Accountant, reflects on how employees can optimally work from home and yet maintain team cohesion to ensure a healthy work environment.

Founder and CEO of Apex Group, Peter Hughes, believes there is significant scope to grow locally.

Maitland’s Guernsey offering continues to evolve and grow and we have been fortunate to secure a number of experienced professionals to strengthen our management team and our client service delivery capacity.
On 11 October 2022, in recognition of International Day of the Girl Child, Maitland hosted students from LEAP Science & Maths Schools at our office in Cape Town.

Kavitha Ramachandran was recently interviewed on Flex and the City, a fts global podcast that discusses true leadership in financial services and sustainable transformation.

Head of Fund Administration – Guernsey

Senior Manager – Investment Operations (Valuations)

Manager – Operational Governance & Risk

Senior Financial Reporting Manager

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