Black Onyx Interview with Melanie Stockigt

May 2017

In this full interview, Andrew Ludwig from Black Onyx asks Melanie Stockigt, 3 standard questions related to the “Tantalum IDS Fusion Retail Hedge Fund” (Fixed Income).

Black Onyx Interview with Rob Oellermann

May 2017

Andrew Ludwig from Black Onyx Alternative Investments speaks to Rob Oellermann about the “Tantalum IDS MNC Retail Hedge Fund".

Opalesque Roundtable Series 2017

23 January 2017

The South African hedge fund industry is relatively young, having launched around 1995. Twenty years later (2015) hedge funds became a regulated product in South Africa, which means they can now be marketed and distributed to retail investors. This is a major milestone even on a global scale. The new regulation is seen as world-class standard and has been many years in the making. The hedge funds are now subject to the regulatory oversight of the South African Financial Services Board.

Tantalum Capital: 11 Year Mark for MNC Fund

June 2016

The Tantalum MNC Fund has had a solid start to the year, adding a net 5.74% to the end of May, helping it to achieve an 11-year track record with a net annualised gain of 11.3% since inception in June 2005.

Starting its own shops

23 June 2016

Few financial groups have had a well-developed incubation programme. There have been a few ad-hoc investments into start-up asset managers, such as Old Mutual's into Cachalia Capital and Sanlam's into First Avenue, but little on a sustained basis. There is an element of incubation in the allocations to smaller managers by the Public Investment Corp, as well as by multi-manager 27four. But neither of these has invested permanent capital in these managers or provided formal logistical or distribution support. So when RMI Investment Services opened last year under former RMB Morgan Stanley boss Chris Meyer, it was the first mover.

RMI Investment Managers: Meet the Affiliates

March 2016













RMI to take minority stake in Tantalum

September 2015

Business as usual, says Oellerman, as team retains investment autonomy with management team intact.

Tantalum Capital Reaches 10-year Mark

26 June 2015

Cape Town-based Tantalum Capital has reached the 10-year mark as a business, with its first fund, the Tantalum MNC Fund, achieving a successful decade since launch in June 2005.

Opalesque Roundtable Series 2015

21 January, 2015

The South African hedge fund industry can compete very well internationally. When overseas investors take a deeper look at the returns, there is almost every time this element of surprise when they see the extent and the persistence of alpha generation in the South African market vis-à-vis global hedge fund managers.

Tantalum Adds Weight with Four New Hires

7 August, 2014

Cape Town-based Tantalum Capital has added to its team with four new hires recently, having seen strong growth in assets under management in the past 12 months.

Tantalum makes Headway with Resources Fund

9 April, 2014

Cape Town-based Tantalum Capital has reached the one-year mark with its rand-based global resources hedge fund, the Tantalum Resources Fund.

Tantalum Resources Fund Launch

8 April, 2014

Tantalum extends Global Resources Fund to cater for local investors.

Tantalum New Hire

8 December, 2012

Former Thames River fund manager Simone Lowe is joining Tantalum Capital in Cape Town, where she will take the role of head of strategy and product development.

Opalesque Round Table Series 2012

8 December, 2012

There have been a couple of different angles of international interest. Initially South Africa was perceived as only a mining-rich resources economy and so we got predominantly categorized within the resources cycle. However, over the more recent past, South Africa has received more attention as a gateway into the frontier market of Africa. With that, a second type of investor has become active in our region.

Global Resources Fund Launch by Pleming/Lawrenson

8 December, 2012

Mike Lawrenson and David Pleming have gone live with the Tantalum Global Resources Offshore Portfolio, a dollar denominated fund that invests long/short in equities, commodities and associated derivatives across global markets.

Tantalum Global Resources Fund Profile

8 December, 2012

Tantalum duo take a global perspective for the launch of their commodities fund Having sized up the domestic market, Tantalum’s Lawrenson and Pleming are going global for greater diversification and reward with their new resources fund.

Tantalum Adds Long-only Mandates to Offerings

8 December, 2012

Cape Town-based Tantalum Capital is looking to add a limited number of long-only mandates to their successful hedge fund range. Simone Lowe, Tantalum’s head of strategy and product development, says the team is looking to diversify their asset and client base through managing segregated long-only assets, although the long-only business will never be the firm’s main focus.

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