FRANCOIS SWART

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BAcc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA

After qualifying as a chartered accountant and obtaining 7th place in South Africa for his second SAICA board examination, Francois joined Goldman Sachs International as an Executive Director in the fixed income, currencies and commodities division. He then joined PSG Group as a corporate finance analyst where he was later appointed as CEO of Paladin Capital, the previously listed private equity company of PSG Group. Francois then became the CEO of Mxit, Africa’s prior version of Whatsapp. Francois and Andre co-founded NuState Capital Partners in July 2015.

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ANDRE BRINK

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BCom (Hons), CFA, ACMA CIMA

After completing his articles at FirstRand Bank, Andre joined Rand Merchant Bank in various roles in the fixed income, currencies and commodities division, where he left as head trader on the precious metals desk. He joined Laurium Capital, a leading hedge fund in South Africa, as an analyst and portfolio manager where he worked for four years. Andre and Francois founded NuState Capital Partners in July 2015.