Tantalum Capital was established as a specialist boutique asset manager in June 2005. The core of the investment team worked together for several years before starting the company.
With the support of our key clients, we initially focused on a single multi-asset hedge fund. As our business matured and evolved, and in line with client demand, we adopted a broader product set across hedge and long-only funds – equity, fixed income and balanced funds all forming part of our range, using the same idea engine.
Our investment process has been applied consistently throughout our investment careers. It is valuation-based, characterized by integrity of process, long-term thinking, and uses a very strong fundamental methodology. We apply the same research and decision-making process to all portfolios in our care.
In a nutshell...
Tantalum Capital is a true multi-asset boutique. Our specialisation across the full range of asset classes is unusual amongst boutique asset managers.
We are a vastly experienced team. The core of our team has worked together with great success for over 17 years. This maturity allows us to debate our decisions vigorously, and provides the experience to act rationally and decisively in all investment cycles, without ego or emotion.
A relatively small base of assets means that we retain a nimble edge to our portfolio management. We know and understand the local and macro investment universe very well, and retain the ability to generate consistent returns from the widest possible range of opportunities. This includes the largest SA shares, which we have been researching and following for more than 20 years.
We retain the co-investment mindset that initiated our business. We have always invested alongside our clients, and we retain a keen sense and understanding of risk and losing money.
The business ethos of Tantalum Capital can be described by the following key principles:
Small, owner-managed boutique structure with experienced partners and talented, committed staff;
Strong team ethic with a shared investment philosophy developed over 18 years;
Long-term real capital growth at the core of every fund objective;
Significant proportion of shareholders’ capital and income invested in own funds;
Investment process underpinned by a strong fundamental proprietary research edge.
Equity & Balanced
Head of Strategy &
Product Development, COO
Head of Operations / Trader