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This exclusive roundtable event, led by Jersey Finance’s Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa – Business Development Consultant – Africa and moderated by Elliot Refson, our Head of Funds, will take place ahead of the annual two-day SAVCA Private Equity Conference from 17 to 18 May.

Invited guests, including key funds professionals from Jersey and South Africa, will participate in a roundtable discussion covering the implications of South Africa’s ‘grey listing’, how offshore centres can support capital-raising in the region, as well as South African tax exchange controls and structuring.

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Registration and networking


Welcome and introductions

Dr Rufaro Nyakatatwa, Business Development Consultant for Africa, Jersey Finance


Roundtable session

Moderator: Elliot Refson, Head of Funds, Jersey Finance

Topic 1: The implications of South Africa’s ‘grey listing’

  • Shelley Lotz, Head of Regulatory Affairs, SAVCA

Topic 2: Capital raising and why offshore

  • Nienke Malan, Senior Associate, Carey Olsen 
  • Simon Page, Global Head of Fund Services, Hawksford

Topic 3: South African tax, exchange controls and structuring

  • Shayne Krige, Director and Co-Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity Practice, Werksmans Attorneys
  • Milton Osborn, Director, OWP Partners

General discussion



Closing Comments

Dr Rufaro Nyakatatwa, Business Development Consultant for Africa, Jersey Finance


Event ends


Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa › Market Development Consultant – Africa, Jersey Finance
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Based in Johannesburg, Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa’s primary focus is developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in the South African market. She also plays a vital role in supporting the organisation’s wider activity across the continent.

Dr Nyakatawa is a multifaceted business consultant with more than 20 years’ experience working in financial services, specifically wealth management in large financial services companies in South Africa and across Africa. She joined Jersey Finance in 2021 and is responsible for market development in Africa, currently with a primary focus on South Africa.

An international speaker and thought leader, Dr Nyakatawa has been interviewed on various platforms including the BBC, CNBC, ENCA and various publications. She champions women’s issues as an Advisory Board Member of Women in Tech (SA Chapter) and an International Campaign Advisor for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s 100,000 Women Campaign Board, among others. She was recently elected by members to the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa(FPI), she is a Non-Executive Director at Masthead and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), CFA member and SAVCA member. She holds an MBA and PhD from the University of Cape Town.

Elliot re-joined Jersey Finance in November 2018 from Crestbridge where he managed their Management Company Services Group.

Elliot’s role is to help define Jersey’s product offering for funds as well as to oversee the strategy and execution of marketing Jersey as both a domicile and destination for Alternative Investment Managers and their funds.

Elliot moved to Jersey in 2006 to establish a Macro strategy Hedge Fund under the Ermitage umbrella for whom he also seeded other Macro / CTA strategy Hedge Funds.

Elliot founded the Jersey Hedge Fund Managers Group and the Digital Asset Managers Group aimed at linking the growing community of local Managers and is a committee member of the Jersey Funds Association, the BVCA Channel Islands working group and the islands Funds’ Innovation Committee.

Nienke Malan

Nienke Malan Senior Associate, Carey Olsen

Nienke is a member of the investment funds team in Jersey and specialises in cross-border investment and collective investment vehicles. She has acted for many international private equity managers, real estate investors and financial institutions on transactions with a Jersey nexus. Her practice includes advising on the establishment, regulation and launch of investment funds, negotiating and drafting a broad range of commercial agreements and advising on the sale and financing of structures holding international real estate (such as Jersey property unit trusts). A South African national, Nienke trained and practiced corporate and commercial law with leading African law firm ENSafrica in South Africa. She holds a BAccLLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch and an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh. Nienke joined Carey Olsen in January 2016.

Shelley Lotz

Shelley Lotz Head of Regulatory Affairs, SAVCA

Shelley joined SAVCA in 2016 as the Head of Regulatory Affairs focusing on leading SAVCA's engagement and advocacy efforts with regulators including National Treasury, SARS, SARB and the FSCA. Shelley's extensive experience in the financial services sector includes 6 years at Horizon Equity Partners, where she was responsible for all fund reporting, valuations and compliance. Shelley also spent 7 years at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London where she worked in a technical accounting and regulatory advisory role for the Investment Bank. Shelley was the Finance lead in the launch of RBS's GBP 1.1bn Private Equity fund in 2007, which paved the way for Shelley's career in private equity.

Shayne Krige

Shayne Krige Director and Co-Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity Practice, Werksmans Attorneys

Shayne Krige is Co-Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity practice. He also forms part of the Banking & Finance and Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice areas. Shayne specialises in investment funds; private equity; and international transactions. His expertise covers the range of investment fund types – from asset and hedge funds to private equity funds – extending to corporate/mergers & acquisitions as well as corporate structuring. Shayne has acted for investment funds; fund managers and investors; and has assisted several South African clients to establish international funds.

Milton Osborn

Milton Osborn Director Funds and Corporate, OWP Partners

Milton is a corporate, funds and banking and finance lawyer with previous experience at international law firms in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore and China. Milton has broad experience advising financial institutions and sponsors, in relation to acquisition finance, cross-border finance, private equity, structured finance, debt capital markets, derivatives, hedge funds, high yield debt, and securitisation. Milton has funds experience and has advised both GPs and LPs in relation to the establishment of domestic and international funds and has assisted clients with the full spectrum of private investment funds, all major investment strategies and all stages of a private investment fund's life cycle.

Andrea Böhmert

Andrea Böhmert Partner, Knife Capital

Knife Capital is an independent growth equity investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction. My goal is to prove that South African founders and the companies they build can compete on a global level. Simultaneously I want to prove that Venture Capital as an asset class in South Africa can work. Both goals require persistence, an understanding of the why and the how. I see myself as a business builder and a business partner, captivated by founders who have a deeper motivation and embrace the journey. I know that one needs an ecosystem to succeed, and I am trying to play my part in building that.

Simon Page

Simon Page Global Head of Fund Services, Hawksford

Simon is Global Head of Fund Services at Hawksford, responsible for the delivery and oversight of fund administration services. As part of the senior executive team, he helps shape the strategy of the business, while driving the growth and development of the funds service line. With more than 20 years’ experience, Simon has extensive experience across multiple alternative asset classes and is a qualified person for the purpose of acting as a director of regulated entities.