Meet Our People

Lungani Nyamazana
Trading Partner

Lungani Nyamazana began his stockbroking career in Zimbabwe 12 years ago as at Interfin Securities and rose to head Sales and Trading. He moved to Mast Stockbrokers in 2013 where he also was responsible for equities analysis. He subsequently joined start-up stockbrokers Akribos Securities and was instrumental in successfully growing the business with both local institutional investors and International equity funds. Lungani brings regional experience having worked in South Africa at Cinque (Pty) Ltd. He is a licensed Stockbroker and holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Midlands State University. He is a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM).

Davide Muchengi
Founding Partner

Davide Muchengi is a licenced stockbroker. He has been active in the Zimbabwean capital markets for 10 years, initially as a dealer and more recently as a broker with FBC Securities. He was responsible for building relationships with a number of major local institutions and high net worth individuals and also participated in a number of Corporate Advisory transactions on the ZSE. He is participating in the Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA) program and is a member of the Investment Professionals Association of Zimbabwe (IPAZ). Davide has a Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree from the University Of Zimbabwe and is a founder shareholder of Morgan & Co.

Amos Mashava
Finance Partner

Amos Mashava is a chartered accountant with over 18 years of experience in strategic financial and risk management in Zimbabwe and Namibia. He is a holder of an Honours degree in Accountancy (UZ). Amos resumed his career at Kingdom Securities before joining Art Corporation as a Graduate Trainee Accountant in 1998. In 1999, he started training with Deloitte & Touché, Harare. He was An Audit Manager at Baker & Tilly Chartered Accountants. He has been a Principal Auditor at Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and a CBZ Holdings Group Internal Audit Executive from 2007 to 2009. In Namibia, he was a Senior Finance Manager at Central North Electricity Company since 2010.

Macbeth Chipeni
Compliance Officer

Macbeth Chipeni has a Masters Degree in International Business and Economics(2017) from Nankai University in China. He attained his first degree in Economics from Bindura University.He worked for Mosif Enterprises in South Africa before furthering his studies in China.

Hillary Mukwenha
Client Services Representative

Hillary Mukwenha started her career in 2011 as an administrator with Visual Point Creative Group. In 2017 she then moved to Akribos Capital Holdings, where she was in the Finance and Administration department. She was responsible for deal execution and client relationship management on fixed income trading. Hillary is currently doing her Accounting degree with the University Of South Africa.

Kudakwashe Vukomba
Client Administration Officer

Kudakwashe Vukomba joined Chengetedzai Depository Company (CDC) in 2013 as a graduate trainee and went on to become the Assistant Operations Officer. He was involved in dematerialisation, clearing and settlements, and major corporate actions such as: Mergers, Demergers and Acquisitions, Initial Public Offers, Rights Issues, Share Splits, Bonus Issues and Scrip Dividend offers. Kudakwashe holds a Bachelor of Technology (Honors) in Financial Engineering Degree with Harare Institute of Technology.

Our International Partners

Andy Brunner

Andy Brunner’s 40-year career in finance commenced with a 6-year research background in stockjobbing (market making) and stockbroking in UK equities. Andy then moved into investment management, responsible for a wide range of funds including unit trusts, life and pension funds. Following a long period investing in markets worldwide, his role naturally evolved into asset allocation, global investment strategy and the running of multi-asset funds. During this period, he was Head of Asset Allocation and Global Strategist at Prolific Asset Management and Aberdeen Asset Management, also Chairing their Emerging Markets asset allocation committee. He later performed similar roles for Forsyth Partners, OBSR and Morningstar EMEA. He has advised numerous investment companies and charities for many years, including Principal Asset Management, Mazars and the Freemasons.

Noel Hayes

Noel Hayes is an investor and entrepreneur who first trained as a securities analyst with London stockbrokers, Buckmaster & Moore in 1976 and then worked for a number of leading brokers in equities research and sales, including Messel & Co. and Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers, where he was Head of Equity Sales. Noel then joined listed industrial conglomerate Ross Group PLC as MD and he has since been responsible for a number of business start ups including a supermarket business and two airlines. He is a Director of Sunbird Hotels (Malawi) and Turnall Holdings (Zimbabwe) and through his investment company, LHG Malta Holding, is an active investor in Central African markets. He is a Member of the London Stock Exchange (retired) and the Investment Analysts Society

Simon Hayes

Simon Hayes was a head-hunter from 2003-17, most recently leading the Financial Services Board Practice at Odgers Berndtson. Before that, he spent 17 years with a number of the world’s premier financial institutions, including stockbrokers James Capel, London merchant bank, Morgan Grenfell and latterly as Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific Equities at UBS and Salomon Bros. He was previously Head of Equity Research for SG Warburg in Japan and a #1 ranked analyst in the UK in the Institutional Investor and Extel research polls. He has lived abroad on five occasions: managing businesses on both sides of the US, in Hong Kong and in Tokyo (twice). Simon graduated in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Allan Higgins

Allan Higgins joined Prudential Portfolio Managers in 1979 as an Economist and subsequently trained as an equity research and investment analyst. From 1984 to 1998 he worked for a number of leading stock brokers in equity sales and sales trading, including Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, Kleinwort Benson and Nomura Secrities. In 1998 he relocated to France with his wife where they own and run Simply Perigord sarl - a successful Property Management company specializing in real estate management and sales . Allan graduated from Sheffield University with a Masters Degree in Economics of Money & Finance.

John Keane

John Keane is Chief Executive Officer at Ardmore Advertising, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading advertising agencies, and Chairman at sister public relations company LK Communications. Under his strategic direction the award-winning agency has become renowned for its innovative work in the agri-food, tourism and travel sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and is incoming Chair of the Board of Worldwide Partners Inc (WPI), of which Ardmore is a shareholder. WPI is one of the world’s largest networks of independent advertising agencies, comprising over 60 partner agencies in 40 countries across five continents.

Nigel Little

Nigel Little is a highly experienced stockbroker and investment banker. His 40 year career has encompassed senior positions at HSBC James Capel, Morgan Stanley International ( Head of UK / European Equity sales and trading ) , NationsBanc Panmure ( Executive and Strategy Committees plus head of equities ) , Nomura International ( Head of Downstream Investment Banking ) and Canaccord Capital Corporation ( Vice-Chairman of global business). Nigel is an honours sciences graduate from University of London , is a Member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, a Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Karen O'Malley

Karen O’Malley started her career in 1979 as an equity analyst with Drayton Montagu and subsequently with its JV with American insurer Aetna, managing 401K ERISA pension funds. In 1986 she moved to the European arm of American insurer CIGNA to manage a wide range of pension funds and unit trusts, also trading equities for the company’s own book.  In 1989 she was a founding member of Quaestor Investment Management, a Quant investment boutique owned by Yasuda Life and Paine Webber. In 1992 she joined UBS to create the City’s first Client Account Management Unit specialising in maximising revenues from global investment managers, particularly in fixed income, equities, futures, options and derivatives. In 1999 she joined her husband Allan in France where they have a successful property management and sales company, Simply Perigord sarl.

Edward (Ted) Williams

Edward (Ted) Williams started his long career in finance as an analyst with Prudential Portfolio Managers in 1978 and 18 years later he had become the senior Fund Manager running institutional and retail funds in excess of £3 billion. His fund management career continued with Schroders until 2007 as a Director of Schroders Investment Management and member of the specialists high performance unit, where he was responsible for portfolios in excess of £4 billion . In 2007 he founded Four Capital and as Managing Partner was responsible for both managing the business and a rapidly growing fund base. The firm was successfully sold to S.A. Financial services group Sanlam, in 2015. Since then Ted has served on the investment committee of the British Red Cross and BRC Pension Fund and last year he became a Senior Advisor to Zeus Capital.