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Profile headshot of Ferdi van Heerden, newly appointed CEO of Momentum Investments.

Ferdi van Heerden

CEO of Momentum Investments

Ferdi is a highly respected leader with a wealth of experience in all areas of investments, locally and globally, and has spent the bulk of his decades-long career at Momentum. He filled a range of executive positions in the group, culminating in more than a decade of leadership in the international investment industry as head of our UK business, Momentum Global Investment Management (MGIM). Ferdi has been part of the Momentum Investments Exco for the past 13 years, and understands our business, our culture and the wider challenges of the industry.

Ferdi will serve as a member of the Momentum Metropolitan Executive Committee and his portfolio includes amongst others Momentum’s retail investment offerings, all local and global investment management businesses, as well as Momentum Money.


B.Sc Honours in Mathematical Statistics

AMP (Advanced Management Programme) from INSEAD (France)

Diploma in General Management from Reading University (Henley Business School)

Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (MCSI)

Industry experience


years’ experience in the life and investment industry.

In his own words:

"I see this role as a great new challenge for me, but also an opportunity to use all the skills I have developed and experience I have gained over the years to lead the Momentum Investments team on its continued journey, building on the sound foundations of the past five years.

There's much we need to do, with many challenges in a fast-paced, changing world. I look forward to helping navigate these challenges with our leadership team and to helping build our collective dreams into reality."

Ferdi’s approach to business and life

Positive mindset

His guiding motto is "Think with a positive mindset: Offer alternatives and seek solutions," a testament to his optimistic and solution-oriented approach to challenges.

Inclusivity matters

Throughout his life and career, Ferdi values treating others with respect, dignity, and inclusivity ensuring everyone has a voice and a contribution to make.

Belief in opportunities

He firmly believes that the more you explore, the more opportunities will cross your path. He believes in taking action and pursuing opportunities fearlessly.

The best advice

Ferdi holds dear the advice he received early in his career: "Outwork and outthink peers and competitors”, a principle he continues to live by.

Making a difference

Ferdi is most excited about the incredible people in this industry and the vital role we play in society as asset allocators, knowing we can genuinely make a positive impact on the world and society.

Press release

August 2023

Ferdi van Heerden appointed as CEO of Momentum Investments

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