Considering that so many column inches in the media have been dedicated to questioning my integrity and competence as CEO of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), I feel compelled to respond to what I regard as unsubstantiated, malicious and spurious allegations being made against me. Having spent many years working in investment management, my professional career has mostly been defined by two factors: logic and reason. Therefore, in defending my name, please allow me to take a dispassionate, logical and reasoned view of the allegations being made against me. I want to begin by stating what some media publications have been remiss in mentioning the undeniably successful performance of the PIC over the period that I have been at the helm. Performance highlights for the financial year ended March 2018 include: Growth in assets under management to R2.083-trillion. PIC profit in 2018 of R417m. Returns on investments over the past 10 years for the Government Employees Pension Fund (G...

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