Sean Riskowitz, the CEO of listed insurance investment group Conduit Capital and a major backer of companies like Taste Holdings and Trustco, has been an enigma to the market. But Riskowitz, who runs Protea Asset Management out of the US as well as the Riskowitz Value Fund, is on a publicity blitz. The FM asked why he’s decided to go more public now.

We think that the investments we’ve made and the companies we invested in are doing cool things, [they’re] good for SA, employees and shareholders. But the dearth of information … in the media and commentary about us just got to the point where we asked: "Why is there such a misunderstanding?"

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