With over 16 years’ experience, Heleen heads up the alternative investment team at RisCura – a market leader in investment solutions in emerging markets such as Africa and China, with $200bn in assets under management. Under her leadership, the previous core independent valuations service offering has been successfully expanded to include a wide-range of alternative investment services that cover asset classes such as private equity, infrastructure and private debt.
She also oversees industry-recognised research such as Bright Africa and the RisCura-SAVCA South Africa Private Equity Performance report. Heleen is an expert on alternative investments and her knowledge and experience is often called on by industry bodies for comment on key industry papers. In addition, her thought leadership articles are often published by well-known media outlets. She is a regular speaker at prominent industry events where she provides insight into the industry and RisCura’s research. She previously worked as a corporate finance partner at PKF Inc. Heleen has a CA (SA), is a CFA charterholder and has a master’s degree in finance, focused on valuation from UCT.