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Team Member: Johnny Wates

Bright Light Solar VCC team - Johnny Wates

B.Bus.Sci (Fin Honours), MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management, CFA
Executive Director, COO

Johnny started his career in investment banking and corporate finance in 2005 after completing his Honours degree at the University of Cape Town. Following a year’s postgraduate study at the University of Exeter in the UK and having completed his Master’s degree in Financial Analysis and Fund Management, Johnny returned to South Africa and joined Nodus Capital in 2008.

Johnny was involved in a number of structured debt and equity transactions at Nodus Capital and was instrumental in the first placement and origination by a non-banking entity of a corporate bond (R500m) and commercial paper note (R300m). Johnny went on to complete his CFA in June 2009, whilst at Nodus Capital.

Johnny joined the Genometry Fund Managers in 2010 and was involved in the management and execution of the Genometry futures hedge fund, currency hedging for corporate clients and assisted with the specialised debt fund.

In 2012, Johnny joined the Sectional Title Solutions Group as a partner and is currently responsible for managing a range of businesses within the group. The Group currently manages a debt fund in excess of R300m, solely focused on the Sectional Title industry.

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