About Us

ABOUT FLAGSHIP ASSET MANAGEMENT

Flagship Asset Management evolved from the Fleming Martin private client business which was acquired by management in 2001 after Flemings merged with JP Morgan. Flagship is now a privately owned asset management company dedicated to private clients and smaller institutions and has as its chairman, Winston Floquet, formerly chairman of the Fleming Martin Group.

The company remains 100% owned by management and is registered with the FSB in South Africa as both a fund manager and discretionary financial services provider (under licence number 577).

Vision

To achieve worldwide asset growth and protection for clients through holistic, diversified and innovative investment processes; driven by a service-focussed and experienced management team; utilising the latest available technology and global research, targeting risk-conscious and consistently superior performance.

Investment Management Team

Winston Floquet CA(SA) MBA

Chairman

Winston joined Martin & Co in 1969 and has throughout his career been involved in equities, fixed income, fund management and research (while CEO and head of research at Martin & Co, the company was rated the number 1 research house for 18 consecutive years). He has managed portfolios of private clients throughout his working life and ran the Martin & Co Provident Fund for over 30 years.

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Simon Hudson BA LLB

CEO

Simon left law after completing his articles in 1994, joining Investec Private Bank where he was responsible for developing the private client investment business. In 1996 he joined Rand Merchant Bank as head of the Corporate distribution channel of RMB Private Bank.

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Paul Floquet CA(SA) CFA

Director and Fund Manager

Paul qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 with Deloitte and Touche. In 1998, he moved to London where he gained investment experience with JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and asset management experience with Vantage Investment Advisory Limited.

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Niall Brown CA(SA)

Director and Fund Manager

Niall has 34 years experience in investments. He manages the Flagship IP Flexible Value Fund. Niall was a director, and for a number of years, head of research at HSBC Securities (formerly Simpson McKie Inc). He was subsequently chief investment officer of HSBC Asset Management (South Africa).

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Pieter Hundersmarck BCom (Economics), MSc (Finance)

FUND MANAGER

Pieter is a co-portfolio manager of Flagship’s global funds. He joined Flagship in 2019. Pieter has 12 years investment experience as an equity analyst and portfolio manager across active global and emerging markets strategies. Netherlands.

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Kyle Wales CA(SA) CFA

FUND MANAGER

Kyle is a co-portfolio manager of Flagship’s global funds. He joined Flagship in 2019. Kyle has 11 years investment experience as an equity analyst and portfolio manager across active global and emerging markets strategies.

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Bruce Anderson CA(SA)

Senior Portfolio Manager

Bruce graduated from UCT with a BCom in 1976 and qualified as a CA(SA) in 1981 following articles with Arthur Young in Cape Town. He spent 4 years at Irvin & Johnson as Financial Controller and then joined Fairheads Trust as Portfolio Manager in 1986.

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Support Team

Emma Hulton BBusSci (Honours)

GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Emma is the business strategist for the global investment team…

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Gabi Hough

Portfolio Managers’ Assistant ghough@flagshipsa.com

Gabi provides support to Flagship’s fund managers, as well as Flagship client servicing and liaison.

Candice Scholtz

Client Investment Administration cscholtz@flagshipsa.com

Candice is in charge of all aspects of Flagship’s client investment administration. She also coordinates Flagship’s cash management service.

Naomi Van der Colff

Company Secretary nvandercolff@flagshipsa.com

Naomi acts as Flagship’s company secretary and financial manager and has done so for more than 15 years. In addition to this, she provides Flagship’s bookkeeping services.

Ricky Lutchmia

Office Manager rlutchmia@flagshipsa.com

Ricky is responsible for all aspects of the efficient running of the Flagship office.