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Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Head of Fixed Income Investments


Ian joined the Momentum Investments team in September 2018 as head of fixed income. He began his career at Sasol as a foreign exchange trader in 1996. In 1999, he joined SCMB Asset Management as a money market dealer, then moved to the capital market desk and, in 2007, the senior portfolio manager for fixed income.

Then in 2013, he joined PSG Asset Management as head of fixed income where he managed a team of fixed income investment professionals managing various fixed income investments.

Qualifications


BCom (Hons) Investment Management

Industry experience

26

years

More about Ian

Hobbies

  • Exploring the great outdoors of Southern Africa’s beautiful places.
  • Finding off the beaten track.
  • Untouched locations.
  • Off-road adventuring.

Favourite books

  • The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks.
  • Last Man Standing by Jamie Dimon/Duff McDonald.
  • Mastering the Cycle by Howard Marks.
  • Influence by Robert B Cialdini.

Favourite quote

"Investment success doesn't come from 'buying good things', but rather from 'buying things well'." - Howard Marks






Strategic and markets considerations

I believe in a valuation philosophy. When markets are volatile and quality assets go on sale, this is when the best opportunities are found. In our portfolios, we will buy quality underpriced assets, but also sit in cash when markets are exuberant, and prices are high. Volatility is not risk. As a team, we believe that overpaying for assets is the biggest risk in markets.

Fund updates

Ian Scott, head of fixed income, discusses the opportunity set in South African bonds. The stage is set to lock in high real yields at low risk. South African bonds may be the only local asset class generating an income in the next year or more. Investors should think about the current bond allocation in their portfolios and not miss the current opportunity presented.

Ian Scott

Awards


Raging Bull Award logo

Raging Bull Awards

The Momentum Enhanced Yield Fund was named Best South African - Interest Bearing - Short Term Fund, for risk-adjusted performance over a five-year period to the end of December 2019. This is the second consecutive year that this portfolio won in this category.

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