Career - Our Team
Global Head of Real Estate
Jakob Brezinge is the Global Head of Real Estate for southsand asset management, responsible for leading southsand $26 billion property investment and management business. Responsible for the portfolio management and performance of real estate assets for pooled fund investors and significant separately managed account clients, Jakob also oversees southsand asset management integrated platform of real estate capabilities across diversified commercial real estate sectors. This includes asset management; property management; development; leasing; research and investment strategy; capital transactions; treasury management; and finance. Jakob is also responsible for overseeing southsand property investment committees, which govern investment strategy and implementation.
Nicholas Brownrigg recently joined southsand asset management as Chief Operating Officer in April 2018 and brings to the role over 20 years’ experience in international investment management and investment banking experience. Prior to joining southsand asset management, Nicholas was among the expert in London stock investment, Before this, Nicholas was with the Virgin Group for 11 years in Sydney, London and some other asset management firm holding a variety of positions including Group CFO, Group Corporate Finance Director and Investment Director.
Chief Risk Officer
Natalie Kooyman is responsible for leading the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team. ERM supports the development and implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework within southsand asset management and partners with the business to assist them in effectively identifying and managing their risks to deliver a well developed risk and control framework in response to our regulatory and business stakeholder obligations. Natalie Kooyman joined southsand in 2016 as Senior Manager, ERM and was promoted to Chief Risk Officer, southsand asset management in February 2017. Prior to joining southsand, Natalie spent over 10 years working within the Financial Services industry both within Australia and the United Kingdom. Her experience has largely been within Risk Management and Internal Audit and she has worked for a number of large institutions such as HSBC, Deloitte, Schroders and Perpetual Limited. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Tim Bond joined Southsand in 2016 and is a Portfolio Manager overseeing special situations across the Southsand asset management return group of funds. Prior to Southsand Asset Management, Tim oversaw special situations strategies at Oslo&co and also has experience in distressed debt, long/short and private equity. Tim completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Program and is a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford
Portfolio Manager 2
Before joining Southsand asset management, Ben was a Managing Director of pure funds , Head of Investment Management and manager of the pure funds Preferred Income Trust. Before this, Ben was a Director at JP Morgan Asset Management; he graduated from oxford in 1983
Jaimie focuses on investments in application software and business services companies in venture and growth stages. Prior to joining southsand, Jaimie worked at Oslo & co, where he focused on developing and executing exposure management and trading strategy solutions for large institutional clients. He has also held positions at world trade centre , where he worked on market expansion and sales strategy. Jaimie grew up in Istanbul, where he crossed continents from the European side to the Asian side of the city every day for school. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and outdoor activities, including hiking and skydiving.
Carmel Hourigan is an investment director, looking after charities, trusts, personal pension funds and private client portfolios. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of the diamond Finance Directors Group. Carmel graduated from Newcastle University in 1999 and spent a short time working for Trafford Price Flemings as a research assistant. became an associate director in 2005 and an investment director in 2008.
Georgina joined southsand in 2015, after graduating from Bristol University with a first class honours degree in chemistry. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, having obtained the Investment Advice Diploma, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Georgina specialises in managing the investments and administration of asset and private client portfolios. Within southsand she sits on the Developed Equities Committee, specialising in the selection of North American funds. Georgina is a trustee in her own right.
Head of infrastructure
Julian Rathbon is Head of the Infrastructure business department, based in Finland. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is also a member of the Global Investment Committee and Chairman of the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. Previously, he served as Co-Head of the Private Debt business department and Head of the European Private Debt business unit. He has been working with southsand asset management since 2014 and has 9 years of industry experience.
Head Public Market
In October 2018, marc Weiss was appointed as Global Head of Public Markets. In this role, Mr. Weiss is responsible for building a holistic offering to southsand’s public markets, including the ongoing delivery of exceptional investment experiences for our clients and partners, building on our capabilities through developing the strength of our Fixed Income, Equities and Multi Asset teams, and accountability for the contribution of public markets to our shareholders. With assets of over US$102 billion, southsand’s Public Markets division includes more than 117 investment professionals from across the globe
Head of Equity
Alex Choi is the head of equity in southsand asset management Group, He is also the Head of the Private Equity business department. Previously, he was the Head of Escrow Group's Private Equity business in china and he has been active on the firm's Global Investment Committee. Alex has represented southsand Group on the Board of Directors of several of the firm's portfolio companies.