Piet has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. He started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, before joining the South African Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. Piet discovered value investing at Allan Gray Investment Counsel, where he became a portfolio manager in 1991. In 1995, Viljoen moved to Investec Asset Management where he built up a following as the portfolio manager of the Investec Opportunity Fund before leaving to set up value manager RECM (Regarding Capital Management) in 2003. RECM merged with like-minded firm Counterpoint Asset Management in 2020 where Piet continues to manage funds with mandates that suit his value-oriented style. In addition to his fund management responsibilities he is a director of various listed and unlisted businesses.
This Fund is suitable for an investor who seeks to generate returns significantly greater than inflation over the long term, while protecting capital against permanent loss through rigorous adherence to a value-based philosophy. The Fund is unrestricted in its choice of investments by asset class, size, industry or geography and has a recommended investment horizon of seven years or more.
This Fund is suitable for the investors seeking long term capital growth with a high tolerance towards market volatility. The Fund invests exclusively in South African equities with the aim of outperforming the local equity market over time by selecting shares based on a value philosophy. The recommended investment horizon is seven years or more.