Mahesh Cooper

Mahesh has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and is currently involved in fintech start-ups. He was previously employed at Allan Gray between 2003 and 2017, serving as an executive director from 2006 to 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Business Administration from the Institute for Management Development. He is also a qualified actuary.

Articles by Mahesh Cooper

How to select an investment manager

By Mahesh Cooper on 19 Oct 2016

Focusing on past performance is often the first and only port of call for investors when trying to differentiate between investment managers. But there is no...

Asset allocation: Top down, or bottom up?

By Mahesh Cooper on 07 Dec 2015

Within a multi-asset class balanced portfolio , there are different ways to manage the asset allocation. Some managers prefer to follow a ‘top-down’ strategy...

Contrarian investing and different performance

By Mahesh Cooper on 30 Sep 2015

The valuation-based approach to investing used by Allan Gray and our offshore partner Orbis is often contrarian since the shares that are most attractively...

Stable Fund: Safeguarding our clients' capital is our core focus

By Mahesh Cooper and Fiona Jeffery on 31 Mar 2015

When we launched the Allan Gray Stable Fund (the Fund) 15 years ago, we hoped that it would provide clients with returns that were competitive with bank...

Responsible Investing

By Ian Liddle and Mahesh Cooper on 30 Sep 2012

The Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa ('CRISA') was introduced in 2011 as an industry-wide initiative. Allan Gray supports CRISA's principles an...

Foreign exposure in the Allan Gray Stable Fund

By Ian Liddle and Mahesh Cooper on 31 Dec 2010

The long-term track record of the Allan Gray Stable Fund shows returns well ahead of its benchmark and satisfactory capital stability. Nevertheless, the Fund...

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