Meet the Team

Piet de Jongh

After acquiring a MCom in Economics as well as the Advanced Management Program at Harvard, Piet de Jongh lectured in Economics at the University of Pretoria before going into banking. Subsequently he became Managing Director of Volkskas Industrial Bank and from there went into the investment markets as the Chief Executive of the Eskom Pension Fund. Being an established investment manager, Piet moved from the corporate environment to become an independent fund manager.

Pieter van Zyl

Pieter van Zyl holds a Hons. Degree as well as a diploma in Financial Markets and instruments (UP). He started his professional career in the financial markets with Old Mutual, where after he joined Sanlam. In 1998 he moved to Gensec. Pieter subsequently became Managing Director of Gins Global Index Funds and has established himself as a reputable fund manager at Noble Private Portfolios since 2002.

Helen Masson

As a CFA charter holder with extensive experience in the investment environment, Helen is currently the CIO of Pan-African Asset Management, a position that she has held since 1999. On completion of her undergraduate and Honours degree in Commerce, Helen read for a Masters in Econometrics. Helen’s industry experience began in the Transnet Treasury, where she was given responsibility for domestic funding, before moving to Finansbank as Deputy General Manager. In 1993 Helen was appointed as a portfolio manager for the Alpha enhanced investment funds and Bonds portfolio at EPPF and as a result of exceptional performance, was promoted to Investment Manager responsible for  equity, bonds, derivates and the global portfolio investments. Helen’s special skills gained through experience include analytical, innovative and strategic thinking together with practical decision implementation. Helen’s knowledge and understanding of Economics and Financial Markets are of great value to Noble.