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Glen Copans

CIO Investec Specialist Investments


Honours in Financial Management (Cum Laude)

Glen is a Chartered Financial Analyst who has more than 18 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry.


Glen joined the Financial Products team at Investec Bank in February 2016 to assist with the incorporation of Investec Specialist Investments, the specialist and alternative investment manager of the Bank. Glen is currently the Chief Investment Officer and a portfolio manager at Investec Specialist Investments across their range of CIS and hedge funds. 


Previously, he was employed at Momentum Asset Management (Pty) Ltd (RMB Asset Management) from July 2007 where he held various roles within the investment team and executive committee. He was a portfolio manager in the Alternative Investments team responsible for guaranteed products, equity hedge funds, absolute return funds and index funds. In addition, he was responsible for research, structuring and implementation of all derivatives for the asset manager. He was appointed chief operating officer of Momentum Asset Management in 2012, following the merger of RMB Asset Management and Metropolitan Asset Managers. In 2014 he launched a Passive business focusing on Beta and Smart Beta offerings to the retail and Institutional markets.


Glen started his career at Gensec Bank in 2001 where he was responsible for risk and accounting activities. He joined Momentum Wealth in 2003 focusing on product development, structuring, maintenance and distribution of derivative based portfolios.