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Expertise. Skill. Leadership.

The Emperor Asset Management team comprises a highly skilled, widely experienced group of focused financial experts whose success in generating products and wealth in the investment arena has been proven over a significant period of time.

Tom de Lange

CFA Charter holder B. Eng (Hons)
Chief Investment Officer
Tom de Lange, CIO of Emperor Asset Management, holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Tom has been an active investor on the JSE since 1981. Over the past 25 years he has averaged a compound annual return of 26%, while over the last 15 years his return stands at 31%. He has extensive experience in various instruments, including shares, warrants, futures, spread trading and CFDs. Over the years Tom has developed several quantitative models and indicators that form the core of his investment strategy. These, combined with his vast computer programming experience and risk simulation knowledge have enabled him to design a truly unique investment system. Tom manages equity and long/short CFD portfolios for individual clients based on his active quantitative strategy. Back to Top

Mark Barnes

B.BusSc (Actuarial Science) (UCT), PMD (HBS)
Executive Chairman
Mark graduated from UCT with an honours degree in Actuarial Science and attended a Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Mark has 30 years of financial services experience holding positions of leadership at Standard Bank, Capital Alliance and Brait. Mark is the majority shareholder of the Purple Capital group.Back to Top

Shaun Krom

BSC Hon Degree: (Actuarial Science and Economics)

Shaun holds a B.SC.Hon degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (Actuarial Science and Economics). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Oxford.  With 20 years of experience holding director positions in investment banking product solutions & trading, product development and research in asset management.

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Charles Savage

B.Com Accounting & Information Systems
Chief Executive Officer Purple Group Limited
Charles completed a B.Com Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Cape Town in 1996. For the past 17 years he has been active in derivative financial markets with a strong focus on technology, business development and leadership. Charles was part of the team that pioneered CFD and spread trading in South Africa and in 2000 he led the development of the world's first fully automated online Spread Trading platform. He was elected to manage the group’s South African operations in 2003 where he was part of the Global Trader Executive. Charles is now responsible for strategically leading the operating business units of the group.Back to Top

Almero Oosthuizen

Almero joined Emperor Asset Management in March 2010, after spending 4 years in London in the television production industry and 3 years in the publishing industry with Ramsay Media. Almero heads up a team responsible for the marketing and public relations of Purple Group Limited. Almero graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Financial Management. He has fulfilled a number of marketing and business development leadership roles spanning the financial services, publishing and lifestyle industries. Back to Top

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