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This funds-focussed event will explore the evolution and future of international finance centres, such as Jersey, and the implications for South African fund managers. Invited guests will hear opening remarks from Jersey Finance’s Dr Rufaro Mucheka, Business Development Consultant – Africa and Elliot Refson, Head of Funds. Allan Wood, Global Head of Business Development at Jersey Finance, will present a brief update on ‘Jersey for Good’ focussed on sustainable finance. A moderated panel session will follow, including audience Q&As. Networking is encouraged before the event.

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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.

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.

Milton Osborn

Milton Osborn Senior Consultant Funds, Andersen

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.

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.

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.

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.





12.00 pm

Registration and Networking


Opening Remarks

  • Dr Rufaro Mucheka, Business Development Consultant – Africa, Jersey Finance
12.30 pm
12.35 pm

Jersey for Good

  • Allan Wood, Global Head of Business Development, Jersey Finance

Introduction & Overview

  • Elliot Refson, Head of Funds, Jersey Finance
12.45 pm
1.00 pm

Panel Discussion: Jersey for Funds

  • Moderator: Shayne Krige, Director and Co-Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity Practice, Werksmans Attorneys
  • Elliot Refson, Head of Funds, Jersey Finance
  • Milton Osborn, Senior Consultant Funds, Andersen
  • Nienke Malan, Senior Associate, Carey Olsen
  • Andrea Böhmert, Partner, Knife Capital

Q&A Session

1.50 pm
1.55 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Dr Rufaro Mucheka, Business Development Consultant – Africa, Jersey Finance

Event Ends

2.00 pm
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Venue: One & Only, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town 8001