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Acumen Capital’s Nautilus AcuityOne RHF Fixed Income Fund:
Nominated for Fund of the Year 2016 &
Winner of the Fixed Income Fund 2016

The Nautilus AcuityOne RHF Hedge Fund has specific key features

The Fund aggressively takes advantage of short and medium term opportunities and pricing anomalies

Acumen Fund focuses primarily on South African Government Bonds and interest rate derivatives

The Nautilus AcuityOne RHF Hedge Fund Return Series
    3 Month Return: 2,34%
    6 Month Return: 1,54%
    Annual Return: 12,91%
    Year-to-Date Return: 9,99%
September 2009 - September 2017.
Source: Nautilus Managed Account Platform RF (Pty) Ltd
Acumen Capital at a glance
Acumen approaches the interest rate markets from a distinct vantage point.
Our capabilities in cash flow analysis combined with our fundamental and technical expertise provide investment insight that few competitors can match. Comprehensive analysis of cash flow valuations enables Acumen to exploit inefficiencies in the markets using diversified investment strategies. Selected investment strategies are implemented with specific focus on protecting the value of assets in adverse market conditions, whilst maintaining upside potential.
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Stuart Conway


Director of Acumen Fund Managers. Stuart has 26 yrs experience in the investment industry and was previously Head of Interest Rate Trading at Absa Bank prior to setting up Acumen Capital 15 yrs ago.
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Mark O’Brien


Mark has 28 yrs experience in the investment industry and was previously Chief Dealer at Absa Capital Markets prior to setting up Acumen Capital 15 yrs ago.
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Greg Kamstra


Greg has 28 yrs experience in the investment industry. He previously set up and managed an interest rate hedge fund at Peregrine, was head of fixed income at Citibank NA for 2yrs and was head of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets SA for 3 yrs.
Acumen Capital in the Press
Amid strong competition, this year’s ultimate winner is Acumen Capital’s
Nautilus AcuityOne RHF Fixed Income Fund.

HedgeNews Africa Publication March 2017

With their 3rd HedgeNews | Africa win in 6 years, Acumen Capital’s Nautilus AcuityOne RHF Fixed Income Fund delivered a return of 19,67% (Sharpe ratio of 2.23), and is proving itself to be one of South Africa’s best performing Hedge Funds.

Based in the Fixed Income category, where all the nominees gained more than 15% after fees for the 12-month period, Acumen Capital proved to have had the best overall strategy for the local hedge fund market.

“2016 has proved to be a testing year for hedge funds locally and we are excited not only to be nominated for the HedgeNews Africa Fund of the Year, but also to win the Fixed Income Fund award. We look forward to building upon this success further in 2017” stated Stuart Conway, director of Acumen Capital, on the receipt of the HedgeNews | Africa award.

Archive News

AcuityOne reaches four years with solid performance
Johannesburg-based Acumen Capital has delivered a solid four years with its AcuityOne Hedge Fund producing a net annualised 22.92% since inception in September 2009 to the end of August 2012. This includes a net 10.53% gain so far this year.


Acumen Capital wins Long Term Performance Award 2012.
In the Long-term categories, judged over three years, the AcuityOne Hedge Fund took home the trophy for single managers.


Acumen Capital wins Hedge Fund of the Year 2011.
Acumen Capital's AcuityOne hedge Fund delivered a net 35% gain for investors in the past calendar year.