Derrick qualified as an actuary after completing his degree (BSC Honours Actuarial Science) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Prior to co-founding Jaltech, Derrick was head of business development at Liberty Africa, where he focused on product development and acquisitions in Africa.
The majority of Derrick’s time is focused at heading up the fund administration division of Jaltech where he oversees the fund administration teams. Jaltech leverages extensively off Derrick’s commercial and structuring expertise which has led to Jaltech being able to offer bespoke structures, products and fund solutions to its clients.
Interesting fact: Derrick was one of the last South African actuaries to be accepted as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK).
GAURAV NAIR – CO-FOUNDER
Gaurav qualified as an actuary after completing his degree (BSC Honours Actuarial Science) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Prior to co-founding Jaltech, Gaurav worked as an actuary in reinsurance and life insurance, performing technical, distribution and strategic roles. This involved risk assessment and pricing, asset liability matching and valuations.
Gaurav’s asset management experience in conjunction with his extensive domestic and international corporate finance and project finance experience in capital raisings, hedging various financial risks, managing investments and capital structuring, has brought valuable insight to Jaltech. This experience has allowed Jaltech to provide a customer centric service offering.
Interesting fact: Gaurav was one of the youngest actuarial students at University of the Witwatersrand having commenced his actuarial degree at the age of 16.
Jonty is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, having previously practiced as an attorney at ENSAfrica (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc), Africa’s largest law firm,
Jonty is responsible for driving Jaltech’s growth, and focuses his time at identifying new business opportunities, raising capital for the asset management division and developing relationships with potential partners.
Interesting fact: Jonty has written thought leadership pieces for almost every major online and print publication in South Africa.