Rajay Ambekar (BCom, CA(SA), CFA)
Rajay, founder of Excelsia Capital, has more than 20 years' financial services experience and 14 years' investment experience with African Harvest Fund Managers, Cadiz, Prudential Portfolio Managers and Investec Asset Management. He was a Senior Audit Manager at KPMG prior to joining African Harvest in 2003 as an equity analyst. As an analyst he covered various sectors of the market including IT, Media, Telecoms, Diversified Industrials and Life Insurance. He was appointed a portfolio manager in 2007. His portfolio management experience has ranged from relative value (Cadiz and Prudential) to deep value (Investec).
At Investec he co-managed the Value franchise together with John Biccard for five years until 2015. He left Investec in March 2015 to establish Excelsia Capital. At the time of his departure from Investec, the Value franchise had approximately R35 billion under management.