Helena Conradie is CEO of Satrix, the leading provider of index-tracking products in South Africa. Satrix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sanlam Group.
Helena started her career as part of the design team responsible for establishing Sanlam’s linked-product company, today known as Glacier. She also spent two years as a quantitative analyst at Franklin Templeton Asset Management in Cape Town as part of a small start-up investment team.
Since joining Sanlam Investments in 2000, Helena has built up a highly-regarded indexation business which has more than R100 billion in assets under management. Her team also manages the largest equity portfolio of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in South Africa.
Her firm belief in democratizing investing for all South Africans through fintech has seen initiatives such as SatrixNOW (partnering with EasyEquities) launch in December 2015. SatrixNOW.co.za is an online investment platform exclusively for Satrix index-tracking products and has no minimums.
Helena holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Honours) and a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. She is also a CFA charterholder. She is regularly invited to speak on index investing and is currently a member of the FTSE/JSE Advisory Committee and FTSE/JSE Buy Side Council. Helena serves on the Women in ETFs board for the EMEA region.