The Management Team

Granate Asset Management is part of the affiliated business model of RMI Investment Managers. The business is managed and supported by the following team

Alida De Swardt

CEO: RMI Investment Managers
Director: Granate Asset Management

Alida joined RMI Investment Managers in April 2016 as Head of Distribution and Marketing and assumed the role of CEO in March 2018. Alida started her career at RMB in 1999 as part of the derivative structuring business where she was responsible for establishing the institutional structuring business and financial markets research team. In 2008 she was appointed as the Head of Sales and Structuring for FICC and then Head of Financial Institutions for Global Markets in 2014. Prior to RMB Alida spent 4 years at the IDC in their International Finance division.

Andre Rousseau

COO: RMI Investment Managers
Director: Granate Asset Management

Andre joined RMI Investment Managers in September 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was the Insurance and Investment Management Industry Leader for Deloitte Africa. Andre has spent most of his career in the asset management industry holding senior operational positions in large asset managers, such as RMB Asset Management and Momentum Asset Management. Andre holds a B.Com. (Hons) and an M.Com from the University of Johannesburg.

Lisa Chiume

Senior Investment Executive
B.Com.(Finance and Economics); CFA

Lisa joined RMI in 2014 as a Senior Investment Executive. Prior to this, she was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, starting as an Assistant Research Analyst in the top rated Equity Research and Sales team assisting in Economics Research and macro and micro-economic strategy. Following her time in research she joined the South African Corporate Finance team where she was involved in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, with specific experience in advising South African financial institutions. Lisa has advised on some of the landmark transactions in the South African banking and insurance sectors.

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