MY BRILLIANT CAREER
Investing in the future of millions of South Africans
Investment manager Sandiswa Ziphethe-Makola reveals how she learnt to forgive herself for mistakes she's made
What is an investments transactor? Someone who is responsible for finding, implementing and managing investments. We are also called dealmakers or investment managers. This includes being a board member in companies in which the Mineworkers Investment Company is an investor. What do you do each day at work? I do many things, including identifying, researching and evaluating investment opportunities that comply with the MIC's investment objectives; performing due diligence assessments on target companies in a range of areas, including financial, legal, commercial and tax; and playing an oversight role in some investments. What do you look for when choosing an investment? As active financial investors we look to partner with experienced and capable management teams. We also look at the attractiveness of the growth prospects of the company and the industry in which it operates, among other things. How did you end up doing this? I started out as a graduate trainee at Merrill Lynch South...