Stephen completed his MBA at Stellenbosch Business School in 1996. He began his Asset Management career in 1997 as an Industrial Analyst with Southern Asset Management. In 2000 he joined RMB Asset Management as a Diversified Industrial Analyst and remained involved in industrial research until 2007. In 2001 he also moved into the Resources team as an analyst. He progressed to Head of Resources research in 2007, and held the position until the end of 2009 when he moved permanently onto portfolio management of institutional and retail portfolios. In 2001 he qualified as a CFA. He began his Portfolio Management career in 2002, managing the RMB Value Fund, and became a full-time Portfolio Manager of Institutional Balanced Funds and Retail Equity Funds in 2010. Stephen joined Fairtree Capital in 2011 as a Portfolio Manager and currently manages the Fairtree Assegai Long Short Equity Fund and the Fairtree Equity Prescient Fund.