Paul BoyntonCEO at Old Mutual Alternative Investments
Paul is joint-CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI). He was responsible for the formation of the business, in his prior role as the portfolio manager for Old Mutual life funds, and has played a seminal role in its development. During this time OMAI has grown into the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa with over R60 billion in assets under management across 27 active funds and over 160 portfolio companies.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in investments and capital markets. He currently serves on the boards of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), African Clean Energy Development, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, 10X and Tourvest. Transactions in which Paul has played a leading role include Pepkor, Life Healthcare, Coronation Investment Trust, Shanduka and Mumbai Airport and the proprietary acquisition of AIIM.
Paul’s prior experience includes qualifying as a chartered accountant and 7 years as an investment banker with Investec. He moved to Cape Town to join Old Mutual in 1995. He was senior portfolio manager of the Old Mutual Life Funds for 5 years and Head of Investment Views for Old Mutual Asset Managers for 3 years. Over these periods the life funds and fully discretionary balanced funds attained top quartile investment performance.
He completed an Honours degree in Operations Research and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.