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.
Equity & Balanced
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.
Head of Strategy &
Product Development, COO
Head of Operations
BCom (Hons), MCom
2006 - date
Melanie is a founding member of Tantalum Capital. She is the portfolio manager for the fixed income portfolios under both long only and hedge fund mandates.
2002 - 2005
Coronation Fund Managers (CFM)
Melanie was previously at CFM for three years where she was head of the fixed interest team, managing fixed interest institutional and retail portfolios as well as the Strategic Income Fund.
1997 - 2002
Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank
Initially, Melanie focused on interest rate and liquidity management in the Asset Liability Management Division. Thereafter, she moved to the Treasury Sales and Structuring Desk where she gained significant experience in structuring and marketing fixed income, credit and securitised products to institutional investors.