Who is Cadiz Asset Management?

Cadiz Asset Management is a fund manager that invests money on behalf of its institutional and individual clients. Established in 1996, Cadiz has built its success by delivering investment performance while cultivating long-term relationships with its clients and servicing all of their needs.

With an experienced and focused investment team, Cadiz enrich their clients lives and compound their wealth over time.

Cadiz Asset Management was acquired by Spirit Invest in 2018 and since that date the team has expanded and Spirit Invest has instituted a long-term investment and development programme.

The Investment Goal

The Cadiz goal is to grow all assets that are allocated to the team in real, inflation beating, terms over the long-term and ensure they are protected from any permanent capital loss.

Cadiz Asset Management invest in good quality businesses at the right price level, which also drastically reduces the potential for any permanent capital loss.

Investment Approach

Our investment philosophy

What drives share prices?

The foundation of our investment philosophy:

Fundamental Factors (rational):

Earnings and interest rates drive underlying business values over the long term. Good quality businesses grow their underlying value at higher rates than the stock market average and hence deliver superior long term performance.

Psychological Factors (irrational):

In the short term, investor's emotions can drive the share price by overreacting to good and or bad news. These emotional biases are often repeated.

Cadiz takes advantage of the markets short term pessimism by investing in good quality businesses that are experiencing temporary setbacks and are thus attractively priced.

We apply our investment process with patience, diligence and focus

We identify opportunities through bottom-up fundamental analysis.

1. Know the business
  • We invest in businesses that we have researched and therefore know well.
  • We don’t invest in businesses with excessive financial leverage
  • We don't invest in businesses where there are major concerns around management
2. Know the price
  • We appraise what the business is worth in a worst-case scenario
  • We don’t overpay for an investment
3. Know the correct weighting
  • We don't over extend a position
  • We limit the weight of any investment that we believe to have a higher risk

Know the investment case

Investment Case

We only invest if there is a margin of safety

All investments carry some degree of risk but at Cadiz we only invest if there is an adequate margin of safety built into our own valuations.

Buying good businesses with shareholder-oriented managers and low financial risk, when valuations are attractive.

Taking advantage of the “power of compounding” and “reversion to the mean”.

Exploiting behavioral biases that result in repeatable errors.

Thinking and acting like long-term business owners, in a market focused on the short-term.

Our Team

Executive Team

Non-Executive Directors

Senior Executive Team

Equities and Multi Assets

Razeen Dinath

Senior Equity Portfolio Manager – SA

B Com Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting CA (SA)

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Brian Munro

Senior Multi Asset Portfolio Manager – SA

B.Sc, B.Com (Hons Statistics)

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Fixed Income

Sidney McKinnon

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager – SA

B.Sc (Financial Management)

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Alastair Sellick

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager – SA

B Bus Sci (Actuarial), Certificate in Finance & Investment (CFI)
Diploma in Actuarial Techniques (DAT)

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Dealing and Portfolio Management

Distribution Team

Paul Truscott

Senior Business Development Manager – SA

Cape Town, Eastern I Southern Cape, Namibia


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Allen Slee

Senior Business Development Manager – SA

Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Free State


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Cadiz is always looking for experienced, driven and qualified individuals within the broader financial services industry. Current opportunities to join Cadiz are shown below.

Spirit Foundation

The Spirit Foundation

Established by the Kilbride family, the Spirit Foundation provides a platform for Cadiz and others to support the three charitable foundations operating under the Spirit Foundation, namely the Spirit Education Foundation, the Spirit Community Foundation and the Spirit Wildlife Foundation.

The Spirit Foundation has established an enviable track-record over the past thirty years of assisting worthy causes and we believe that this has impacted in a positive and meaningful way on the lives and projects it has supported.

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