Tantalum Capital was established as a boutique asset manager in June 2005 with the support of key clients. The initial focus of the business was on a single hedge fund product. As the business matured and in line with client demand, a broader product set was adopted across both hedge and long only products, all being centred around the same idea engine.


Our Team

Equity & Balanced

Investment Manager

Business Ethos

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.


Investment Manager

Fixed Interest

Investment Manager

Melanie Stockigt



Head of Strategy &

Product Development, COO




Head of Operations

Financial Manager


Joshua Fouche
Caroline Sharp

PA/Office Manager


Ané Erasmus

Research Assistant

Rob Oellermann



2005 - date

Tantalum Capital
Rob is a founding member of Tantalum Capital. He is the portfolio manager for the equity and multi-asset portfolios under both long only and hedge fund mandates.

1997 - 2005

Coronation Fund Managers (CFM)
Rob was analyst, portfolio manager and Head of Research at CFM. Initially, he was co-manager and then manager of the Coronation Consumer Growth Fund. He spent eighteen months in the Dublin and London offices of CFM, analysing European equities and managing the Coronation European Growth Fund. After his return to the Cape Town office of CFM in 2001 he was appointed as Head of Research, managed Coronation’s segregated institutional balanced portfolios and eventually direct portfolio manager for institutional equity mandates.

1994 - 1997

Allan Gray Limited
Quantitative and Fundamental Equity Analyst.

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