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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Lebo Thubisi
Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Alexander Forbes Investments


Lebo Thubisi holds the role of Joint Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Alexander Forbes, a position he assumed in February 2023. With a focus on alternative asset classes, Lebo plays a vital role in shaping the organisation's investment landscape and alternative investments capability.

Lebo's trajectory showcases his unwavering dedication to the asset management industry. In his previous role as Head of Manager Research at Alexander Forbes Investments, he led a team of researchers across both traditional and alternative assets. This pivotal responsibility drove the company's investment research efforts, ensuring that strategies encompassing hedge funds and private markets underwent meticulous analysis to align with client objectives.

Spanning over 15 years, Lebo's financial services journey began at Investment Solutions before evolving into Alexander Forbes Investments. Here, he delivered presentations on investment and manager research processes to clients and contributed insightful commentaries on diverse investment themes. Lebo was a noteworthy contributor to the formulation of the Alexander Forbes Investments Transformation Policy and a key driver in the shaping a more sustainable and inclusive investment industry.

Lebo's expertise flourished during his tenure at Brait Ltd, where he honed his skills as a specialised Risk Analyst and Manager Research Analyst, focusing on hedge funds. His journey began as a graduate trainee at JP Morgan in Cape Town, laying the foundation for his distinguished career.

Lebo's contributions transcend his role, as he actively participates in various committees within Alexander Forbes Investments. These encompass the Investment Committee, Private Markets Governance Committee, Operational Due Diligence Committee, and Investment Team Management Committee. He also represents the organisation on industry bodies such as the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association as a Non-executive Director.

In summary, Lebo Thubisi's career is marked by strategic leadership in investment research and a commitment to delivering valuable insights. His current role as Joint Deputy Chief Investment Officer underscores his pivotal position in driving Alexander Forbes to continue delivering compelling investment solutions to clients. This aligns with the organisation's vision, encompassing expansion in traditional and alternative investments, growth in the retail sector, and leadership in responsible investing principles.

Lebo holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance and Economics (Hons) from the University of Cape Town.

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