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Piet Viljoen

Executive Director & Portfolio Manager

ABOUT PIET

Piet Viljoen, Portfolio Manager of the Counterpoint Value Fund, has recently been recognized for his outstanding achievements in the financial industry during the 27th annual Raging Bull Awards winning an award for the Best South African General Equity Fund on a Risk-Adjusted Basis over 5 years. This is his 2nd consecutive Raging Bull award, winning the Best South African Equity General Fund in 2022. 

The Raging Bull Awards is widely recognized as the Oscars of the investment industry. The winners are chosen based on their performance against their peers and on their ability to consistently deliver strong returns for investors.

Piet’s winning fund, the Counterpoint SCI Value Fund,  focuses on investing in South African companies that are undervalued and have a strong potential for growth. The fund has delivered exceptional returns for investors over the past five years, making it one of the top performers in its category. This win is particularly noteworthy because of the challenging economic conditions of the past few years. Despite this, his fund has managed to deliver consistent returns and delivering strong returns for investors.

His focus on value investing and his commitment to delivering strong returns for investors have made him a respected figure in the South African asset management industry. Investors looking for a fund manager with a proven track record should definitely consider investing in the Counterpoint SCI* Value Fund.

For more information on the Raging Bull awards, please visit their website at www.ragingbullawards.co.za.

Piet has over three decades of experience in the investment industry.

Viljoen graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and went on to complete his Honours degree in Econometrics, also from the University of Pretoria.

His career started as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, before joining the South African Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. Piet discovered value investing at Allan Gray Investment Counsel, where he became a portfolio manager in 1991. In 1995, Viljoen moved to Investec Asset Management where he built up a following as the portfolio manager of the Investec Opportunity Fund before leaving to set up RECM (Regarding Capital Management) in 2003. RECM merged with like-minded firm Counterpoint Asset Management in 2020 where Piet continues to manage funds with mandates that suit his value-oriented style. In addition to his fund management responsibilities, he is a director of various listed and unlisted businesses.

Viljoen is widely regarded as an expert in the field of value investing and has published numerous articles and commentary on the subject in leading financial publications. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is often sought after for his insights on investing in undervalued companies.

One of Viljoen’s key strengths is his ability to identify undervalued companies with solid fundamentals and growth potential. He is known for his meticulous approach to investing, which emphasizes a thorough understanding of a company’s financials and business model.

PIET VILJOEN

View our range of funds managed by Piet Viljoen

Income fund >

COUNTERPOINT SCI ENHANCED INCOME FUND

This fund is suitable if you are seeking regular income payments or moderate capital growth.

Risk tolerance:
For the conservative investor

Recommended investment horizon: Three years +

Income fund >

COUNTERPOINT SCI ENHANCED INCOME FUND

This fund is suitable if you are seeking regular income payments or moderate capital growth.

Risk tolerance:
For the conservative investor

Recommended investment horizon: Three years +

Income fund >

COUNTERPOINT SCI ENHANCED INCOME FUND

This fund is suitable if you are seeking regular income payments or moderate capital growth.

Risk tolerance:
For the conservative investor

Recommended investment horizon: Three years +

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