Who we are

The Ampersand team has extensive experience in managing assets for both individual and institutional clients.

We take pride in our approach of collaboration and collective decision making.

Team

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Hannes Van Zyl (CFA)

Chief Investment Officer

Hannes is our Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for the key decision-making and management of the Ampersand business and Portfolios. During his financial services career, he has fulfilled the role as the lead advisor to many well-known South African Pension funds, Foundations and insurance businesses.

After completing High School, he dabbled in the agricultural industry by managing their family game and livestock farm in the Eastern Cape. His decision to enrol at the University of Stellenbosch in his mid-twenties sparked a strong interest in economics and financial markets. He graduated with a BCom degree majoring in Economics, as well as an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Early in his career, Hannes came to the realisation that success in managing investments depends heavily on a well-structured and repeatable approach focussed on managing investor behaviour. He developed and implemented the evidence-based investing approach our business follows.

In his spare time Hannes enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Tarryn Keogh

Head of Operations

Tarryn joined the Ampersand team in June 2009 as an Investment Analyst, assisting in the asset management process and became Head of Investment Process & Implementation in October 2013. Tarryn is involved in the day-to-day running of the operations of Ampersand. She is responsible for the implementation of the asset management process and tying the process in with Ampersand’s philosophy.

Tarryn has been involved in the financial services industry for more than 10 years, gaining experience in different areas of the industry at the Bank of New York in London, Investec Private Bank and Odyssey Capital Managers prior to joining Ampersand.

Tarryn graduated with a BCom degree majoring in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg.

Tarryn is a proud mother of two and is passionate about her family. She is a qualified yoga instructor and relishes the art of Zen in this ever-changing, at times chaotic, albeit exciting, world of asset management.

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Monique Robbertze

Investment Analyst & Trader

Monique is the Investment Analyst & Trader at Ampersand Asset Management. She is an Honours graduate of the North West University in Potchefstroom, where she received a BCom in Economics and Risk Management in 2013 and Honours in Economics in 2014.

Monique joined the Ampersand team in 2015 and immediately started to excel in her career. Being with the company now for the last 7 years, Monique is responsible for the trading within the Ampersand Fund Range and is also working closely with Hannes in assisting with the investment decisions.

Monique enjoys any challenges that come her way and embraces them positively. Life is short, live it well.

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Evita Gobel

Office Manager

Evita joined Ampersand on 3 October 2016 and assists the team with all their Administrative requirements.

Evita moved into the financial services industry at Sanlam in September 2008 and was awarded Top Newcomer and Top Achiever – Southern Region of 2009. In July 2013, she left the financial services industry and moved back into the office environment as Executive PA / Tender Administrator on a contract basis. It was at this point that Evita realised her passion was in assisting, planning and organising the smooth operations of a company in order to play a part in its future success.

During the pandemic of 2020, Evita was appointed COVID-19 Representative to the Vickers & Peters business which include Ampersand and Gryphon.

In 2021, Evita was responsible for ensuring the compliance of re-opening the business and furthermore ensures all COVID-19 protocols and procedures are adhered to.

Evita is adventurous, has a passion for animals and believes each day provides us with new opportunities.

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Ian Peters

Director

Ian is a co-founder and director of Ampersand. He is also a key decision-maker and co-portfolio manager on all the portfolios under the management of Ampersand.

Ian has 22 years’ experience in Financial Services, having worked for numerous Investment Management businesses over this time, including Irish Menel Rosenberg Stockbrokers and GlenrandMIB. Ian has managed and advised on investments on behalf of Retirement Funds, Corporates and Private Individuals.

Ian graduated with a BSC (CM) from the University of Port Elizabeth and also has a CFP from the University of the Free state.

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James Vickers

Director

James is the co-founder of Ampersand Asset Management and Vickers & Peters Financial Planning. He is a qualified Certified Financial Planner with an impressive 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He worked for Glenrandmib for the biggest part of his career and became a director and shareholder of the company’s Capital division in 2002.

James partnered with Ian Peters in 2006 after their management buy-out to form Vickers & Peters and Ampersand which they have grown and managed with great success over the past 15 years.