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SuperReturn Africa
5 - 7 December 2022
The Westin Cape TownCape Town

Charles Buchanan
Head of Business Development at EBS Advisory



Charles has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry across many regions including Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Caribbean.

He started his career in sales and trading at Rand Merchant Bank. He then spent eight years in London in the investment banking industry capital markets in senior roles. Upon returning to South Africa in 2009, he provided risk advisory consulting services to investment banks and asset managers and was later appointed Chief Operating Officer at Catalyst Fund Managers. Charles also held executive positions at Maitland Group and IQ-EQ where he assisted fund managers to establish fund and fund manager solutions across a variety of jurisdictions and sectors. Most recently Charles worked with Oceans Finance Company to execute Blue Bonds and Debt-for-Nature Swaps in developing countries. Charles has a keen interest in developing sustainable financial solutions to protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change.


B. Comm (University of KZN, 1996)

CFA Charter Holder (2008)

SAFEX Registered Person (1998)

FSCA Key Individual and Representative

Agenda Sessions

  • One size does not fit all: redefining the ESG message

  • Green light for green loans