Ruan Stander

Ruan Stander

Ruan joined Allan Gray in 2008 and is a quantitative and equity analyst as well as the portfolio manager of the Allan Gray Optimal Fund. Ruan managed a portion of client equity and balanced portfolios earmarked for associate portfolio managers from March 2013 and was appointed as portfolio manager of these portfolios in November 2015. He has an Honours degree in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, is a certified GARP Financial Risk Manager and a qualified actuary.

Articles by Ruan Stander

Equity Fund update: Taking a look at British American Tobacco

By Ruan Stander on 08 Feb 2019

2018 was a disappointing year for South African equity investors, with the FTSE/ JSE All Share Index returning -9%. The good news is that based on our resear...

An investment case for Naspers

By Ruan Stander on 17 Oct 2018

As at 30 September 2018, Naspers made up 18.2% of the JSE. Whether you are for or against the stock, adequate time needs to be devoted to considering the...

Equity Fund update: Volatility presents opportunity

By Ruan Stander on 25 Jul 2016

The economic outlook deteriorated during the second quarter, exacerbated by the British referendum. Although the market’s perception of near-term headwinds m...

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