Nick Balkin Appointed Foord South Africa’s Chief Investment Officer
24 Jan, 2023

Nick Balkin Appointed Foord South Africa’s Chief Investment Officer

Nick Balkin, Chief Investment Officer at Foord Asset Management South Africa and Dave Foord Global Chief Investment Officer

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Balkin (43) as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Foord Asset Management South Africa from the start of this year. He takes the CIO baton from Dave Foord, who has been in the role since Foord’s founding in 1981.

This is a leadership position which falls naturally to Nick after 18 years tenure with the firm. Nick joined Foord as an equity analyst in 2005. He was made a portfolio manager in 2010, when he was appointed as a multiple-counsellor manager on the Foord Equity Fund unit trust and other SA equity strategies.

Over the years Nick has also managed private client portfolios, SA multi-asset funds (low, medium and high-equity balanced funds), long-short SA equity hedge funds, as well as managing a slice of the Foord Global Equity Fund for a time. He has covered the full market from a research perspective and has also been Head of Research.

Dave Foord continues in the role of global CIO, offering valuable investment counsel to the broader investment team as needed. He remains a multiple-counsellor portfolio manager on Foord’s multi-asset portfolios in South Africa and globally.

Over the decades we have built a robust and diverse investment team in South Africa and Singapore. Nick’s appointment as CIO of the South African investment team is a timely and positive transition for the firm, cementing Foord’s commitment to investment stewardship for decades to come.

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