AIX: Power and Renewables panellist – Jean-Pierre du Plessis, Portfolio Manager, Prescient Investment Management

duPlessis.pngJean-Pierre has a particular focus on fixed interest investing, structuring and renewable energy and infrastructure investments. He is responsible for managing the Prescient Evolution Clean Energy and Infrastructure Debt Fund.

He has been in the investment industry since 1997 and has been with Prescient since January 2010. He started his career on the proprietary bond trading desk of a German bank based in London. Before moving back to South Africa and joining Prescient, he worked for a fund management company in London, focusing on fixed interest hedge fund investing.

Prior to this Jean-Pierre was a senior investment analyst for a $1bn fund of hedge funds, run by Schroders Investment Management, where he was responsible for fixed interest, credit and event-driven strategies.

Before joining Schroders he served as the head of fixed income evaluations at Standard & Poor’s in London, where he ran a team that analysed over 100,000 predominately European fixed income securities. He is a CFA charter holder and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Town.

Panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November 2016, London.