Meet Our Team
Lungani NyamazanaPartner and Stockbroker
Lungani Nyamazana began his investment banking career in Zimbabwe 14 years ago as an Equities Dealer at Interfin Securities and rose through the ranks 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 MuchengiFounding Partner and Stockbroker
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.
Batanai MatsikaResearch Partner
Batanai Matsika has more than 10 years’ experience in equities research and mainstream investment banking in Sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa). He has worked for local and regional finance and investment banking houses including Imara Africa Securities, Sanlam, Banco Português de Investimento (BPI) and Akribos Capital. Batanai was ranked #2 in the Euromoney Sub-Saharan Africa (Food & Agriculture) analyst research polls in 2014 while at BPI. Batanai holds an Honours Degree in Business Studies (Finance & Banking) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Treasury Management from the University of Zimbabwe. Batanai is a regular columnist for Business Times and has appeared on business and financial TV shows including CNBC Africa, Business Day TV and China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Kudakwashe VukombaClient 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.
Macbeth ChipeniCompliance 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.
Malvin ZunguClient Support Representative
Malvin Zungu has been in the financial industry for 10 years. He has worked for KM Insurance as the accounts clerk and is currently studying towards a Bachelors of Business Management specializing in Marketing with the Catholic University of Zimbabwe.
Tafara MtutuInvestment Analyst
Tafara Mtutu completed his BCom (Hons) in Finance with the University of Cape Town in 2018 and joined Morgan & Co as an Investment Analyst. He is currently working towards completing the CFA designation and he was a regional finalist in the 2018/19 CFA Global Research Competition.
Our International Partners
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.