Meet the

Team

%

TEAM MEMBERS INVESTED IN OUR FUNDS ALONGSIDE OUR CLIENTS.

YEARS OF COLLECTIVE FINANCIAL MARKET EXPERIENCE.

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RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS ARE ALL CFA CHARTERHOLDERS OR ENROLLED CANDIDATES.

A qualified and experienced team combine to deliver on High Street’s fund mandates. Direct contact with the fund managers and investment team is available to all our clients.

Meet the

Team

A qualified and experienced team combine to deliver on High Street’s fund mandates. Direct contact with the fund managers and investment team is available to all our clients.

%

TEAM MEMBERS INVESTED IN OUR FUNDS ALONGSIDE OUR CLIENTS.

YEARS OF COLLECTIVE FINANCIAL MARKET EXPERIENCE.

%

RESEARCH TEAM ARE CFA CHARTERHOLDERS OR HAVE PASSED THEIR LEVEL 3 EXAM.

Mike Patchitt: Founder & CEO
Mike Patchitt: Founder & CEO

(B.Comm)

Mike’s financial market experience exceeds 35 years, which was gained at UAL Merchant Bank, Sechold, Coronation Securities & Coronation Investment Trust. His areas of specialisation range from fixed income to trading strategies, which are executed locally and offshore. Mike excels at building a tightly knit team and is primarily responsible for elevating High Street to a household name through performance.

Ross Beckley, CFA: Chief Investment Officer
Ross Beckley, CFA: Chief Investment Officer

(B.Comm Hons, Finance)

Ross began his finance career in 2011 and has been part of the High Street team since its formative stages. He has a holistic and intricate understanding of the business derived from his experience in a broad range of functions from administration through to fund management. He is responsible for enhancing the investment decision-making process and ensuring it is consistently applied to the daily operations of the business.

Andrew Roy, CA: Chairman
Andrew Roy, CA: Chairman

(CA (SA))

Andrew Roy, better known as Tubby, had 10 years in financial markets with Inet, UAL Securities and Coronation Securities before moving into general commerce in 2003. He joined High Street when it was established in 2011, and serves as Non-Executive Director.

Murray Stewart
Murray Stewart

(B.Comm, LLB)

In 1993, Murray started at UAL Asset Management. He moved to London in an equity sales role, marketing South African equities to international institutions with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell/Ivor Jones, Roy and Co. He returned to South Africa with Deutsche Bank in 2001 as Head of Equity Capital Markets. His most recent role was as Head of Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (South Africa), providing advisory and capital market advice to local and international clients.

Charlie de La Pasture, CFA: Lead Analyst
Charlie de La Pasture, CFA: Lead Analyst

(B.A. Classics Hons)

Joined High Street in 2019 as a Research Analyst after graduating from Bristol University in the UK. Charlie has a passion for technology and innovation, making him a natural fit for the Wealth Warriors Fund. As Lead Analyst he is responsible for idea generation, keeping up to date with emerging trends and assisting with fund administration.

Jo-Ann van der Merwe: Client Relations
Jo-Ann van der Merwe: Client Relations

(Dipl. Public Relations)

Joined High Street in 2019 as office manager/client relations. Prior to this she was a credit manager/controller and decided to pursue a more client orientated role. She completed her Diploma in Public Relations in 2002, thereafter achieving further certificates in 2009 and 2010 with the most recent being in Credit Management (CM3), which is ICM endorsed.

Chris Brownlee, CFA: Head Of Research
Chris Brownlee, CFA: Head Of Research

(B.Comm Hons, Finance)

Promoted to the Head of Research in 2023, Chris has been an integral member of the research team since joining High Street in 2021. Offshore markets are his specialty with particular focus on Cyber Security and Data Processing, while locally he hones in on South African multinationals and Rand-hedge shares. Chris has his CFA Charterholder designation after acquiring the requisite experience and passing all three exams.

Christos Zisis: Research Analyst
Christos Zisis: Research Analyst

(B.Comm Hons, Investment Management)

Christos graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2022, obtaining a distinction in his undergraduate. He joined High Street in 2023 as Research Analyst and is currently pursuing his CFA Charterholder, having successfully passed the Level 1 exam.

Jarred Breen: Research Analyst
Jarred Breen: Research Analyst

(BSc, Animal Science)

After graduating in from Stellenbosch University, Jarred gained experience in the finance industry through roles involving fund and portfolio tax administration. In 2023, he joined High Street as a Research Analyst and is currently pursuing his CFA Charterholder, having successfully passed the Level 1 exam.

Mike Patchitt
Mike Patchitt

Founder & CEO

(B.Comm)

Mike’s financial market experience exceeds 35 years, which was gained at UAL Merchant Bank, Sechold, Coronation Securities & Coronation Investment Trust. His areas of specialisation range from fixed income to trading strategies, which are executed locally and offshore. Mike excels at building a tightly knit team and is primarily responsible for elevating High Street to a household name through performance.

Ross Beckley
Ross Beckley

CFA: Chief Investment Officer

(B.Comm Hons, Finance)

Ross began his finance career in 2011 and has been part of the High Street team since its formative stages. He has a holistic and intricate understanding of the business derived from his experience in a broad range of functions from administration through to fund management. He is responsible for enhancing the investment decision-making process and ensuring it is consistently applied to the daily operations of the business.

Andrew Roy
Andrew Roy

CA: Chairman

(CA (SA))

Andrew Roy, better known as Tubby, had 10 years in financial markets with Inet, UAL Securities and Coronation Securities before moving into general commerce in 2003. He joined High Street when it was established in 2011, and serves as Non-Executive Director.

Murray Stewart
Murray Stewart

(B.Comm, LLB)

In 1993, Murray started at UAL Asset Management. He moved to London in an equity sales role, marketing South African equities to international institutions with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell/Ivor Jones, Roy and Co. He returned to South Africa with Deutsche Bank in 2001 as Head of Equity Capital Markets. His most recent role was as Head of Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (South Africa), providing advisory and capital market advice to local and international clients.

Charlie de La Pasture
Charlie de La Pasture

CFA: Lead Analyst

(B.A. Classics Hons)

Joined High Street in 2019 as a Research Analyst after graduating from Bristol University in the UK. Charlie has a passion for technology and innovation, making him a natural fit for the Wealth Warriors Fund. As Lead Analyst he is responsible for idea generation, keeping up to date with emerging trends and assisting with fund administration.

Jo-Ann van der Merwe
Jo-Ann van der Merwe

Client Relations

(Dipl. Public Relations)

Joined High Street in 2019 as office manager/client relations. Prior to this she was a credit manager/controller and decided to pursue a more client orientated role. She completed her Diploma in Public Relations in 2002, thereafter achieving further certificates in 2009 and 2010 with the most recent being in Credit Management (CM3), which is ICM endorsed.

Chris Brownlee
Chris Brownlee

CFA: Head Of Research

(B.Comm Hons, Finance)

Promoted to the Head of Research in 2023, Chris has been an integral member of the research team since joining High Street in 2021. Offshore markets are his specialty with particular focus on Cyber Security and Data Processing, while locally he hones in on South African multinationals and Rand-hedge shares. Chris has his CFA Charterholder designation after acquiring the requisite experience and passing all three exams.

Christos Zisis
Christos Zisis

Research Analyst

(B.Comm Hons, Investment Management)

Christos graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2022, obtaining a distinction in his undergraduate. He joined High Street in 2023 as Research Analyst and is currently pursuing his CFA Charterholder, having successfully passed the Level 1 exam.

Jarred Breen
Jarred Breen

Research Analyst

(BSc, Animal Science)

After graduating in from Stellenbosch University, Jarred gained experience in the finance industry through roles involving fund and portfolio tax administration. In 2023, he joined High Street as a Research Analyst and is currently pursuing his CFA Charterholder, having successfully passed the Level 1 exam.

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