PEDRO M SAMUEL
Pedro completed his Business Science degree with Honours at the University of Cape Town, majoring in Finance and Economics, in 2000. Upon completing his studies he joined Prescient Investment Management as a trainee portfolio manager in 2001. Pedro was eventually tasked with managing their Index Funds and Dividend Yield Portfolio. In 2004 he joined Metropolitan Asset Managers where he managed and gave structure to their Absolute Return Fund. While at Metropolitan he grew the Absolute Return Fund by winning external mandates and was selected for the top portfolio management award in 2005.
A move to Johannesburg in 2006 saw him join the JM Busha investment group as a portfolio manager and shareholder. In 2008, Prescient Investment Management established a presence in Johannesburg and approached Pedro to head up that office primarily in a sales role, given his portfolio management experience, while he remained a member of their Investment Committee. Given his success at gathering assets he was later appointed Director at Prescient. Pedro set up BalondolozI Investment Services in 2010 and held the position of Managing Director and Portfolio Manager until 2021. His current role is Investment Committee Chairman.