Fatima Vawda. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
Fatima Vawda. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

We analyse Fatima Vawda, founder and MD of 27Four Investment Managers.

If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be?


Which talent would you most like to have?

I have always wanted to be able to program.

What was your first job?

I was a lecturer in applied mathematics at Wits University (1995).

What’s your biggest regret?

A small regret is not completing my PhD.

What was your worst investment mistake?

Being underweight in SA government debt in 2016.

What’s the best investment you’ve ever made?

Establishing 27four Investment Managers.

If you found a lottery ticket tomorrow that had won US$100m, what would you do?

Kickstart 100 entrepreneurial ventures.

Apple or Samsung (or Nokia)?


What’s your favourite song?

"Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads.

On what occasions do you lie?

Never! However I am guilty of exaggeration on occasion.

Your greatest extravagance?


Name a place you’ve been to that lived up to the hype.


If you could fix one thing in SA today, what would it be?


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