Meet the Team

We are a young and dynamic group of entrepreneurs. Our Team currently consists of 18 bright young minds. This is who we are:

Arthur Buchner – Director

Arthur was employed at SMK as Derivatives Broker in 1994, Director and Head of Derivatives Trading in 1998 and later Director at BOE Securities and Nedbank Capital until 2008, where he was Head of Derivatives Trading. Instrumental in the success of the fledging SSF market and development of CFDs in South Africa. He has been on the JSE new products and advisory committee before taking up residence in the UK. Arthur was a regular commentator on radio and television where his outspoken and contrarian views often resulted in heated debate. He has a Bachelors degree, majoring in Mathematics & Economics and spent 4 years teaching Math at Parktown Boys High School where he also led the team that won the JSE stock exchange challenge.

Willem Faul – Director & Head of Private Clients

Willem holds a B Comm (Hons) Degree from Potchefstroom and has over 10 years’experience in managing client funds. He has extensive knowledge in the field of options trading and utilises various unique strategies in order to enhance portfolio returns, while striving to minimise inherent and systemic risk. Willem has been actively trading since 1994 and managing client portfolios since 2001.

Nico Coetzee – Head of Structured Products

Nico matriculated from Paul Roos in 2000, and he holds a BComm degree in Marketing & Statistics from Stellenbosch. He also has RPE, RE and CEA accreditations and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Nico spent 3 years with Afrifocus Securities before moving to Courtney Capital, now acting as trading platforms specialist and pairs trading manager. Nico is a JSE Registered Equities, Forex and Derivatives Trader and also qualified in Money Market and Agricultural Derivatives.

Mark du Toit – Investment Analyst

Mark is a member of the Investment Analyst society of South Africa. He completed articles in 2003 at KPMG and worked at Standard Bank from 2004 to 2010, where he spent 3 years in Group Finance and 3 years as Head of Bancassurance Africa where he rolled out the full wealth product set into 13 countries across Africa. These products included life and short-term insurance as well as unit trust products. Thereafter he took up the role of Head of Finance for African Bank distribution channels where he headed the finance and logistics team for the 500 branches as well as the call centre. He also assisted in the design and roll-out of the African bank credit life products. Marc joined Courtney Capital in January 2015.

Neville Lahner – Portfolio Manager

Neville completed a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economics [with distinction] from Unisa in 1998. Subsequently he lived and worked in Australia, England and Brazil. He spent 9 years with Afrifocus Securities in Johannesburg before joining Courtney Capital. Neville specialises in private client portfolio management and places a strong emphasis on client/broker interaction. He is also a strong runner, and a very well-spoken presenter.

Almo Lubowski – Head of Financial Planning

Almo Lubowski, read for his law degree (LLB) at the University of Pretoria. He subsequently qualified as an attorney and started practising law in Cape Town in 2003. In 2007 he read for his Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and subsequently became a CFP® professional. Almo is also a Fiduciary Practitioner, FPSA®. Almo has practised as an attorney, financial planner and fiduciary specialist in his career, mostly working for his own account.

Ryan Jonsson – Trader

Ryan got his B Com from Wits majoring in Finance. He joined BJM on the index arbitrage desk and made markets on SSF and has been involved in the markets for 15 years.

Wayne Barnes – Derivatives Trader

Wayne is one of Courtney Capital’s proprietary traders. He has 7 years market experience, is a JSE Registered Equities Trader and completed his RE exams. Wayne trades mainly Top 40 Equity Derivatives and he uses a combination of technical and fundamental analysis.

Barend vd Linde – Portfolio Manager

Barend joined the team in 2013. He previously worked at Old Mutual and Fairbairn Capital as an investment specialist where his focus was providing elite clients with the best investment options – both local and offshore – while building professional relationships with his clients and being fully transparent on their investment portfolios. He was part of the best investment team in the northern region for Old Mutual in 2012, and completed a National qualification in financial planning in this time. He has also completed his registered securities broker qualification and his RPE, RE exams.

Marc Kourie – Portfolio Manager

Marc obtained his B Comm in Finance and Honours in investment management from the University of Johannesburg. He has also completed his JSE RPE exams. Marc is very competitive and success driven. He was a part of the UJ Investment Honours Equity Analyst winners and has a passion for the financial markets.

Louis Swanepoel – Portfolio Manager

Louis recently joined the team as a junior portfolio manager after spending 5 years in external auditing and 2 years in financial management. Louis matriculated from Paul Roos in 2000. He holds a BComm Accounting degree from Stellenbosch and obtained a BCompt(Hons) at Unisa. Louis completed his RPE and JSE Traders exams and is passionate about identifying investment opportunities using a combination of fundamental and technical analysis. He is also a keen golfer and plays off 4 handicap.

Esther Estherhuizen – Client Relations Manager

Esther heads the marketing and administrative systems and processes at Courtney Capital. She holds a BA Degree in Communications and has 14 years experience in Stock Market Education, having previously worked at Sharedirect, a company providing stock market education to retail clients. Esther is fluent in English, Afrikaans and German and she is always friendly and ready to help.

Dr David Paul – MD VectorVest UK & Africa

David was born in 1955 in Ireland. He holds a BSC in Mechanical Engineering and completed his PhD. He was Head of Engineering Research at the Anglo company, Boart International, during the 1980′s, and he also played rugby for Transvaal. David is now a self-employed equity, futures and forex trader with 25 years market experience. He also develops and presents strategies and seminars to all levels of traders, and these have been taught to, amongst others: Absa, Investec, Nedbank, First Rand, Rand Merchant, DBSA, UIFSA.

In 2009 he joined forces with Tom Hougaard [from TraderTom] and started the live trading room www.whichwaytoday.com. In 2010 he presented a paper on Forex trading, and chaired the Forex discussion panel, at the World Money show held at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London. In 2011 he presented a paper on Forex and Index trading at the World Money show in both London and Las Vegas. He recently became the Managing Director of VectorVest operations in Africa. He continues with his coaching and training to banks and private traders.

Lennie de Villiers – PA & ALSI Trader

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Schalk Myburgh – Algo Trader

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Trishan Moodley – Algo Trader

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Vusi Michael Phiri – Trader, VectorVest

Vusi Joined the Courtney capital team in 2013 after spending 2 years with VectorVest working alongside Dr David Paul (Traderdavy.com). During this time he learned technical analysis under David’s mentorship. Vusi is a Registered Securities trader on the JSE and has completed his RE examinations and currently continuing his studies. Vusi is also a Consultant for VectorVest Africa.

Mohammed Rawat – Pairs Specialist

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