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Taku Makotore, Prowess Fixed Income Analyst, on the Prowess money market strategy, his time with the business, and the power of collaboration.


Q: What is the Prowess money market strategy?

The Prowess money market strategy involves investing in short-term, highly liquid, high quality, low-risk securities with the primary objective of capital preservation and liquidity. The strategy is suited for investors who prioritise safety and stability over higher potential returns while aiming to beat inflation.


Q: How long have you been with the team and what is the secret behind the team’s winning strategy?

I have been with the team for 1 year 5 months. The secret behind the team’s winning strategy is collaboration, high quality research and a flat structure where every voice/idea/opinion is valued.


Q: What is the importance of delivering inflation beating returns in the money market space?

Delivering inflation-beating returns in the money market space is essential for investors to preserve their wealth, generate income and to protect themselves against rising prices.


Q: In your opinion, how has team collaboration been instrumental in producing competitive returns?

A highly collaborative environment has made room for the generation and implementation of cutting-edge ideas from the entire team.


Q: What is the Prowess value proposition to clients?

Prowess’ value proposition to clients is to provide investment management services that meet investors’ needs and bespoke solutions that are innovatively designed.


Q: Why Prowess, for you personally?

Prowess is a growing company and brand, which presents many professional growth opportunities – a classic example of being at the right place at the right time with the right people. 


Q: How do your professional aspirations align with Prowess’ vision?

I have always been passionate about doing work that has a positive impact on ordinary people’s lives and though my work at Prowess I get to live that dream every day.


Q: What does the future hold for you?

I believe Prowess sits at the helm of the South African success story and I am incredibly excited to be a part of the winning team. When I envision my future, I see myself fully immersed in contributing to the growth and advancement of the organisation as I take on increasingly challenging roles that allow me to leverage my skills and expertise to make a significant impact.

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