Management & Staff

TriAlpha comprises a focused team of diverse, experienced and qualified individuals, the majority of whom have been together since the company’s inception in 2006.


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.

Emile Visser
B.Sc (Hons), FRM CAIA, CFA

Emile is responsible for the risk management and analytics of TriAlpha’s suite of funds and has gained 6 years experience (1 of those which was gained internationally) in this particular area of expertise. He is a CFA® charterholder, a qualified Financial Risk Manager and is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Sonia Maggott

Sonia is responsible for ensuring that our internal control and administration environment remains sound, and that a high level of governance is maintained. She has more than 25 years experience in various administrative capacities at companies such as Ernst & Young and MGI Bass Gordon Chartered Accountants.

Debbie Muller

Debbie joins the TriAlpha team from Maitland and brings with her more than 15 years of experience in office management and supporting senior executives. As we grow our business we are relying more heavily on Debbie to assist our Senior Management by freeing up their time to focus on investment and client matters. She is also responsible for all aspects of our Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery.

Debbie is studying towards a bookkeeping qualification and lists cooking, travel and embroidery as some of her interests.

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.

Nomonde Sithole
Investment Analyst

Nomonde joins TriAlpha from the Maitland Group where she gained many years of investment-related experience, culminating in her role as Team Leader in the Specialist Fixed Income and Hedge Fund Accounting unit. Before her tenure at Maitland, Nomonde worked in various financial roles in the auditing, education and retail professions.

Nomonde will take up the position of Investment Analyst with the company and will be responsible for investment reporting, analysis and operational tasks while under FAIS supervision. She holds a B.Com (Financial Accounting) Degree from the University of Cape Town and will enrol for her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) studies during the next in-take.

She lists reading, travel and exercise as her personal interests.

Simphiwe Khumalo
B.Comm (Economics and Finance), PDip Management (Finance, Banking and Investment Management) from the University of KwaZulu Natal

Simphiwe joins TriAlpha from Allan Gray Investment Management where she worked in Retail and Institutional Operations business units. Her experience is in Discretionary, Life and Retirement Investment Operations; Compliance; and Transformation Initiatives.

She will be responsible for business process improvement initiatives, maintaining organisational processes and systems and overseeing the financial and risk management function. In addition she will also assist with compliance and corporate governance matters.

Motorbike enthusiastic, outdoors sports and reading are her cited interests.