Join us on the long-term wealth creation journey

Protea Capital Management is a hedge fund manager employing a ‘quantamental’ investment analysis process.

How to investRead more

About us

Protea Capital Management is an investment management firm. We manage hedge funds and private client share portfolios. Our focus is on growing the wealth of our retail and institutional clients at an above-average rate over the long-term, by investing in publicly listed equities worldwide. We employ a proprietary ‘quantamental’ investment analysis process to stock-picking, both long and short.

The origin of Protea Capital Management dates back to early 2009, when Jean Pierre Verster invited a small group of friends and family members to pool their investments and form the Verster Investment Partnership, where he, as General Partner, would manage their wealth alongside his own. The core strategy quickly developed into a diversified share (stock) portfolio investing in listed equities on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange in South Africa, both long and short. The mandate of the Partnership was later expanded to include investing in publicly listed equities globally, both long and short

facebook
twitter

‘Quantamental’

What does ‘quantamental’ mean?

A ‘quantamental’ investment analysis process takes a ‘Man + Machine’ approach towards investing. It combines traditional, fundamental company analysis with quantitative investment techniques, which improves both breadth and depth of analysis. We believe that this approach leads to better decision-making and assists in avoiding psychological biases, as explained in behavioural finance theory.

Our portfolios are constructed by systematically identifying individual mispriced securities whilst ensuring sufficient diversification to guard against inappropriate risk concentration. Other investment management firms might also use the term ‘quantamental’ to describe their process, but no two ‘quantamental’ investment processes are identical. Learn more about what makes our proprietary process unique, as well as the philosophy underpinning it.

Our focus is on growing the wealth of our retail and institutional clients at an above-average rate over the long-term, by investing in publicly listed equities worldwide.