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Strategic Investment Partners

SIP Mauritius is an independently owned and managed Investment Advisory and Portfolio Management group, based in Mauritius and authorised and regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission.

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Levels of Support

SIP Mauritius provides multiple levels of support to it’s portfolio management partners, from investment strategy and portfolio construction…

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A Strategic Choice

… to daily trading, fund accounting and operational support, NAV and price verification as well as pre and post trade compliance.

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Diversity At Heart

At it’s heart, SIP Mauritius is a partner based group of companies, that specialises in the management of globally diversified investment portfolios.

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The Team

Alistair Starker

Managing Director

Alistair started his career over twenty years ago with Investec Asset Management (NinetyOne) before relocating to Mauritius and starting SIP Mauritius in 2017. He held various management and senior leadership roles over eleven years, specifically as Head of Operations and Service at Investec Investment Management Services and Investec Asset Management. Earlier in his career Alistair was with Investec Asset Management for five years in Product Development and as a Business Analyst and Systems Programmer. He was also a Director of Investec Assurance Limited, Guernsey Branch. Alistair graduated from Witwatersrand Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering and then went on to graduate from University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Business Information Systems.

John Eckstein

Non-Executive Director

John is a qualified lawyer with a Bachelor of Commerce, and LLB & LLM in Tax law. He is currently the Managing Director of Analytics Consulting and Ci Collective Investments. Previously, John spent seven years with Investec, primarily at Investec Asset Management and ultimately as a Director of Investec Fund Managers and Investec Investment Management Services where he was responsible for Product Development, Legal and Compliance. John also worked for Investec Treasury where he developed local and foreign investment structures. Prior to this he was in legal practice with Jacobs Robbertse Inc.

Karene Figaro

Non-Executive Director

Karene Figaro has broad experience in the financial services sector. She joined Intercontinental Trust Limited in 2014 and is currently a Manager in the Fund Administration department. Prior to her appointment at ITL, Karene acted as Financial Manager for one of the leading real estate companies in Mauritius. She currently sits as a board member of various global business companies established in Mauritius. Karene holds a Masters in International Business from Curtin University, Australia and graduated from the University of Mauritius with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Information Systems. She is also a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Intercontinental Trust Limited is the Management Company for SIP Mauritius.

Tommy Lo

Non-Executive Director

Tommy Lo has been professionally involved in the Financial Services Sector for over two decades and has witnessed first-hand the development of this sector over the years. He is a founder and director of Intercontinental Trust (1999 to date), a leading Management Company duly licensed by the Financial Services Commission. Tommy is also the director of Capital Market Brokers Ltd (1993 to date) which is licensed to operate as an investment dealer. Tommy was also involved in the setting up of 4Africa Exchange (now known as Cape Town Stock Exchange), an exchange licensed by the South African FSCA operating in South Africa of which he is a director (2015 to date). Prior to moving to this sector Tommy was the Finance Director (1990 to 2000) of a major local group of companies involved in a vast array of economic activities inclusive of but not limited to real estate, trading and leisure. Intercontinental Trust Limited is the Management Company for SIP.

Farzana Bassa-Rawat

COO, Compliance Officer & MLRO

Farzana is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has been a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) since 2008. Farzana joined SIP Mauritius in 2017 and is responsible for all Financial, Compliance and Risk functions. She was an Auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers having spent four years in the accounting and auditing industry and previously worked at the Financial Services Commission for five years as Senior Examiner and Chief Examiner. Prior to this, Farzana spent six years at Century Banking Corporation Ltd as the Chief Risk Officer. Her past working experience encompasses Auditing, Investment, Supervision, Policy & Development and Risk Management within the financial services industry.

Shantanoo Duhun

Group Accountant

Shantanoo Joined SIP Mauritius as Group Accountant in 2023. He has 6 years of experience in the Accounting and Finance industry. Prior to joining SIP Mauritius, Shantanoo worked as Client Accountant for 3 years at Sanlam Trustees International Limited. He started his career as an external auditor at Deloitte Mauritius where he spent 3 years in accounting and auditing. Shantanoo holds a BSC in Finance from the University of Mauritius and is currently pursuing ACCA at strategic level.

Faïq Tokee

Investment Analyst

Faïq, an investment analyst, spent most of his career in London working for reputable firms such as Citibank, Credit Suisse Investment Bank and United Friendly Insurance, where he held various positions such as Financial Advisor, Investment Analyst and Actuarial Analyst. Upon returning to Mauritius, Faïq joined SIP Mauritius and assisted with its set-up. Faïq graduated from City, University of London with an Actuarial Science degree, and is currently a CFA Level II candidate.

Kenny Tai Wah

Investment Analyst

Kenny is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and joined SIP Mauritius as Investment Analyst in 2023. Kenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting and Management from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining SIP Mauritius, Kenny was a Wealth Manager at Chandler Asset Protection, a boutique portfolio management company in Mauritius, where he managed the portfolio of High-Net-Worth clients. He has also worked as an Equity Analyst at Arrow Capital, a family office company and as a Trader at LCF Securities, a stockbroking company.

Vishen Appavoo

Investment Analyst

Vishen joined SIP Mauritius as Investment Analyst in 2020. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master of Science degree in Finance with Distinction from BPP University UK. Prior to joining SIP Mauritius, Vishen occupied various positions such as Investment Assistant, Financial Risk Analyst and Investment Advisor at PLEION, a Swiss wealth management company. Vishen started his career in 2006 with Barclays Bank, where he spent four years in Trade Finance. He then spent one year at Standard Bank before moving to the UK in 2011 to pursue his postgraduate studies.

Suzana Majcen Jerman

Partner Support & Special Projects

Suzana has a Bachelors degree in Education Management and more recently completed an International Business Management Masters degree in 2021, along with a number of internships in Europe. She has a diverse background in sales, management, consulting and education having been involved in various industries over twelve years. Suzana brings her project management, leadership and communication skills to SIP Mauritius since joining in 2024, in her role as Partner Support and Special Projects.

Neetusha Cyparsade

Compliance Analyst

Neetusha is a Certified Practitioner, awarded by the International Compliance Association, where she is an Associate Member and holds a Diploma in Laws from the University of Mauritius. She is currently pursuing her professional qualification in Governance, Risk and Compliance which is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. Neetusha started her career in Compliance at MITCO and moved to the Capital Markets Cluster of AXYS Group before joining SIP Mauritius as Compliance Analyst in 2023.

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