Who We Are
Reza Khan – CEO
Reza Khan started his investment career in 1999 and spent eleven years working in the hedge fund industry. He has a strong quantitative background and gained valuable experience operating in sophisticated investment environments. This experience and skill set allowed him to develop and implement innovative smart beta investment strategies. Reza holds a masters degree in mathematical statistics from the University of Cape Town and is a CFA charter holder.
Lodestar was established by Reza Khan on the back of twenty years experience in the area of quantitative investment management. This experience includes the designing, building and running of hedge fund investment processes, fund of hedge fund management, long-only fund of fund management and risk management in the hedge fund space. Reza has a master’s degree in mathematical statistics and is also a CFA charter holder. Matrix Fund Managers, a leading South African hedge fund manager, is a strategic shareholder in the business.
Eben Karsten – Director
Eben Karsten is a non-executive director of Lodestar Fund Managers and the CEO of Matrix Fund Managers, a Lodestar shareholder. He started his investment career in 1998 at a local and global multi managers/fund of hedge funds and spent seven years working offshore for a leading investment bank gaining exposure to derivative structuring and running a successful internal foreign exchange hedge fund. Eben holds an honours degree in Actuarial Science and is a CFA charter holder.
Mthokozisi Masuku started his investment career in 2015 in the hedge fund industry. He gained further experience in data analysis and offshore fund manager research. Mthokozisi is a member of the Lodestar investment team and is responsible for investment research, data management and analysis He holds a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Witwatersrand.
Khulekani Dlamini is a non-executive director of Lodestar Fund Managers and runs KD Capital and Lwembu Group. He started his investment career in 2000 at Investec Asset Management. He was one of the founders of Afena Capital where was Head of Research and later appointed as CEO. Khulekani holds a masters degree in aeronautical engineering.