DOMINIC WHITE’S PROFILE

 
Dominic has over 20 years experience in the investment management industry, covering a broad range of markets, asset classes and investment products.

Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Management and Economics through the University of South Africa, he embarked on a career as an equity-focused private client portfolio manager on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 1998.

In early 2001 he left South Africa to broaden his experience and expertise in international financial markets. He based himself in London where his career culminated in his role as a senior corporate bond fund manager, responsible for a number of investment grade unit trusts (mutual funds), as well as being the lead fund manager for all European high yield bond portfolios.

During his tenure in London, Dominic attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification which was completed in 2006. The CFA Charter is a professional designation, awarded by the American based CFA Institute, whose stated mission is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. With an emphasis on ethics and a commitment to ongoing skills development, the CFA charter represents Dominic’s commitment to continually put the client’s best interests at the heart of all that we do at White Investments.

His extensive work experience in the United Kingdom gave Dominic a thorough understanding of how the investment management industry operates. As a member of the fund management team he had direct responsibility and accountability for investment decisions, portfolio construction and investment performance for institutional (segregated accounts and pension funds) as well as retail unit trusts or mutual funds.

This period had its extreme challenges for Dominic, not least of which was navigating the hardships of the global financial crisis of 2007/2008. However, it was also a time of achievement, including managing the number one rated High Yield Bond Fund in its peer group  shortly before his return to South Africa at the end of 2009. 

These experiences ultimately influenced Dominic’s desire to transition into a position where he would have a greater ability to make a real difference to the investment success of those that entrusted him with their savings.

Dominic founded White Investments to provide the platform through which to utilise his extensive skills, knowledge and experience, to provide a service that is honest, intelligent and focused on achieving results. Clients will benefit from a realistic, common sense approach, that extract’s the best out of the industry, in the most cost efficient manner possible.