Management Team

Independent Alternatives was founded by expirienced and award winning investment professionals on the belief that they could do more for  clients.

Grant Hogan, BCom (Hons) (Economics and Finance) | CEO & Portfolio Manager

Grant is the CEO and co-founder of Independent Alternatives. Grant is overall responsible for the management of the business’ activities and functions, as well as managing portfolios and developing investment strategies.

Grant has more than 10 years’ experience and has a strong background in the management of hedge fund strategies. He was a senior portfolio manager and senior member of the investment committee at a leading investment management firm, where he c0-managed more than R4.5 billion in hedge funds strategies. He has a strong quantitative background and gained valuable experience operating in sophisticated investment environments. This experience and skill set allowed him to develop and implement innovative investment strategies across long-only and hedge fund portfolios. He has extensive experience using data science to develop investment strategies.

Grant is an award-winning investment manager, having won and receiving several awards and nominations for delivering outstanding investment performance. He brings more than a decade of wide-ranging financial market experience, with the last 5 years focused on absolute return and hedge fund strategies, that delivered robust investment performance through various market cycles. Grant also brings valuable programming skills to the team as well as experience in quantitative risk management, derivative pricing, and portfolio optimisation. Grant is a FAIS approved Key Individuals and Representative for discretionary investment portfolios including hedge funds.

 

Tatenda Chapinduka, BBusSci (Actuarial Science), CAIA | CIO & Portfolio Manager

Tatenda is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Independent Alternatives. Tatenda is jointly responsible for the management of the business, the management of assets, as well as developing investment research systems and the management of clients. Independent Alternatives currently manages a multi-strategy hedge fund, an equity long short hedge fund, a high equity long only balanced fund, and a long only active bond fund.

Tatenda has attained extensive experience across most asset classes from his current and past roles. He has traded in spot equities, equity and index derivatives, fixed income products, commodity derivatives and foreign currency product markets. Tatenda has experience in statistical macro thematic and asset class modelling, as well using machine learning and data science methods to model financial markets. Tatenda was a senior portfolio manager and analyst at a leading investment management firm from March 2010 to December 2015.

Tatenda has extensive experience managing alternative investments. He co-managed R4.5 billion across equity, agricultural commodities, fixed income, and multi-strategy hedge fund products.  Tatenda has sat on numerous Hedge fund Industry panels and has been featured on CNBC Africa. Tatenda is currently a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA)’s Alternative Investments Committee, where he heads up the Hedge Fund stream. Tatenda is a FAIS approved Key Individuals and Representative for discretionary investment portfolios including hedge funds.