South Africa’s first and largest dedicated liability driven investment manager.
providing real financial benefit
 
 
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Our investment approach is built on identifying the real needs and aspirations of our clients. We create proprietary models based on academically rigorous and leading edge scientific research. These models are then applied to the unique needs of our clients taking into account the nuances of the South African investment environment. This approach enables us to increase the certainty of our clients achieving their specific financial goals.
“Best of breed.”
Independence is everything. Free of any conflicts, we are committed to innovative thinking to ensure that our clients’ unique objectives are met.
“It’s not about
the markets.”
Markets are uncertain. However, our clients’ needs are not. Colourfield enables its clients to achieve their financial objectives. To do this we don’t try to predict the future. We don’t depend on economic assumptions nor do we believe in trying to time the markets. Instead we put our trust in science and a rigorous approach to investing. This has enabled us to deliver an unblemished track record of meeting large institutional and member-specific liabilities irrespective of market conditions.
“Clarity amidst unnecessary complexity.”
Our ethos is accomplishment and integrity in everything we do. We don’t hide behind complex terminology and investment jargon. Our success is built on making what we do more accessible to our clients and providing transparency in all our decisions.
Our services
Colourfield offers discretionary investment management services. As pioneers of liability-centric investing in South Africa, we provide solutions that ensure that investment-related risks are mitigated.

Our services include bespoke Liability Driven Investment (LDI) solutions for institutional clients; true goals-based investing technology for the management of Defined Contribution Investments and the first of its kind “Smart Beta” equity investment launch in South Africa.
Liability Driven Investment solutions
SmartNest: Goals based investment solutions
Equity management solutions
Money Market solutions
Our people
The Colourfield team provides our clients with the level of analysis expected from a high-calibre team of investment and actuarial experts, combined with hands-on practicality that only years of investment management and liability-centric solutions and advice can bring. Our management and investment teams have remained intact since the company’s inception, testament to our commitment in providing continuity to our clients in meeting their long-term needs.
costa
economou
costa
economou
Chief Executive Officer
Actuary, MBA Chicago Booth (with Honours), CFA Charter holder, CAIA Charter holder
Founding member of Colourfield. Previously at a major financial services organisation: executive director; statutory valuator; investment and benefit consultant, head of business development and special projects. Appointed by the President of South Africa to serve on the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers.

Proud father of twins; die-hard Chelsea FC supporter; dancing talent, Colourfield's “Roger Federer” of table tennis. Colourfield's token Greek - you'll find him in his corner office.
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shaun
levitan
shaun
levitan
Chief Operating Officer
Actuary, MSc (Actuarial Science), CFA Charterholder
Founding member of Colourfield. Speaker at various international actuarial and investment conferences (with published academic papers). Previously head of special projects and asset liability modelling (ALM) at a large financial services company. Pioneered LDI matching solutions in South Africa.

Proud father of twin boys and a Disney princess, Liverpool FC supporter, a tourist in over 100 cities, a “groupie” who can be found in the front row of live-music concerts across the world, and Colourfield’s “Wayne Ferreira” of table tennis.
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nick
sennett
nick
sennett
Chief Investment Officer
Actuary, Phd (finance)
Founding member of Colourfield. Won the national research award from the South Africa Futures Association for outstanding thesis. Established the interest rate derivatives trading desk at one of SA’s “Big 4” banks. Helped established SA’s Bond Yield Curve. Previous head of treasury at SA’s first black-owned bank. Pioneered liability driven investing in South Africa.

Father of four, discerning coffee drinker, passionate about jazz and Colourfield’s “John McEnroe” of table tennis.
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nishaan
desai
nishaan
desai
Principal
Actuary, CFA Charter Holder, CIPM Certificant
Previous Chief Investment Officer of a major retail consulting business. Has consulting, structuring and asset-liability modelling experience.

Smart phone expert (but owns a Nokia), a keen photographer, sports the largest collection of lanyards, unhealthy obsession with test match cricket and hopes to break 100 on the golf course one day (although he may be more likely to break his clubs) and Colourfield’s “Sheldon Cooper” of table tennis.
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tarri
gavson
tarri
gavson
Risk manager and Principal
Actuary, CERA qualification
Previously worked at a major multi-manager organisation where she served as a senior member of the technical team designing tailor-made investment strategies for large pension funds.

Gym bunny, avid cyclist, New York marathon runner, the creator of Tarri’s Tato” on the menu at JB’s Corner and Colourfield’s “Anna Kournikova” of table tennis.
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troy
du plessis
troy
du plessis
Portfolio Manager
Actuary, CFA Charterholder, CAIA Charterholder
Experience in bond trading, derivative structuring and asset-liability modelling.

Father of two cats, Colourfield’s own Masterchef and Sommelier, SA’s youngest listener of Solid Gold Sunday and Colourfield’s “徐昕”(the World’s number 2 table tennis champion).
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Unit 16b 3rd Floor
3 Melrose Boulevard
Melrose Arch
Johannesburg 2196
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