Board Members

TriAlpha’s strategic direction and governance matters are steered by an experienced Board that have the combined qualifications, skills and expertise required in order steer our specialist investment management company.


Eddy Oblowitz
B.Comm (Hons), CA (SA), CPA (Israel)

Eddy is an Executive Director of the Stonehage Group and the Chief Executive Officer of Stonehage Financial Services Proprietary Limited. He serves as a business adviser to a number of high net worth South African families and as a Non Executive Director of several listed and non-listed companies. Eddy joined the Stonehage Group in 2005 after several years as an independent Consultant, prior to that he was Senior Partner at Arthur Andersen.

Theron van Wyk
B.Comm (Hons), FFA

Theron has more than 15 years experience in the management of fixed income and hedge fund-offunds (8 of those which are international). He is a qualified actuary and a regular speaker at South African alternative investment industry forums. In addition to his executive role he is also responsible for the overall investment process of the firm.

Dr Nakedi (Mathews) Phosa
LLB, Hononary Ph.D.(Law)

Dr Phosa is a South African attorney and politician and was also an anti-apartheid activist. He is a former premier of Mpumalanga as well as a former member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC).

Since 1999 Dr Phosa has served as a business consultant for various local and international businesses. In addition, he holds board member positions at prominent South African institutions and companies.

Dr Phosa published a volume of poetry called Deur die oog van 'n naald (Through the eye of a needle) in 1996 (re-issued in 2009), and speaks nine languages

Jared Abels
B.Comm (Hons) University of Stellenbosch, CFA

Jared joins TriAlpha from Sanlam Investment Management and brings with him extensive experience in the Listed and Unlisted Credit space. Unlisted Credit (also referred to as Structured Credit) as an investment category has proven to be an important alternative alpha generator and return diversifier for our clients. Jared will assist the invest team with Credit due diligence exercises, manager research and process development - all with a responsible investment focus.

His previous tenure as Credit Portfolio Manager with Sanlam saw him practically applying his technical skills through the full life-cycle of debt origination, model development, risk analysis, monitoring and review.

Jared holds a B.Comm (Hons) from the University of Stellenbosch and is a Chartered Financial Analyst®.

He lists reading, travel and food as his personal interests.

Herman Brandt
B.Comm (Hons), CAIA

Herman is the CEO of the First Capital Group stable of companies. He has amassed 18 years of experience in the South African financial markets as an alternative investment analyst and portfolio manager. Over the past few years and under his leadership, the First Capital Group has invested into the renewable energy, infrastructure, property and education sectors, with its investment in TriAlpha being the first in the financial services sector.