Chairman & Investment Committee

Ian Douglas Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton has been associated with the investment and Fund industry for over thirty years, as an analyst, portfolio manager and director of well-known South African investment houses.

In fact, Mr. Hamilton was known as the Founder and CEO of the Investment Data Services Group (IDS) in March 2002, a specialised Fund Administration service provider which had assets of around $10bn under administration, providing services to private equity funds and administering conventional unit trusts. The company had its operation in South Africa and Malta. IDS was eventually acquired by Sanne Group Limited, a FTSE 250 listed company in 2016.

Ian Hamilton has obtained a B Comm. LLb. and MBA degrees and is Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

Mr. Hamilton has also served as a director of the South African Association of Unit Trusts and the Fund Management Committee of the South African Institute of Retirement Funds. He is also a founder board member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) South African Chapter. At the end of 2008 he retired from the position of Chairman of the AIMA South African Chapter and also as member of the global board of AIMA that sits in London.

In June 2001, Mr. Hamilton was appointed to the Advisory Board of the South African Financial Services by the Minister of Finance of South Africa, the Honorable Mr. Trevor Manuel, where he was actively involved in the drafting of the Hedge Fund Regulations for the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act.

Apart from being the Founder, Chairman and a board member of Scotstone Fund Managers Limited, Mr. Hamilton also sits on a number of boards of various Professional Investment Funds.