LEAD’s founder, Carron Howard brings 12 years of direct experience in the structuring and analysis of over R1.2bn in high impact unlisted debt investments. She has managed a number of high impact investment portfolios that have delivered consistent above average investment returns, and 100% capital preservation for investors.
After graduating from law school she spent the early part of her career consulting in the formulation and implementation of corporate strategy for Braxton Associates, a UK based strategy consulting firm. Thereafter she entered law articles and on being admitted as an attorney in 1996, and over the next 5 years she worked in Financial Services gaining specific experience in fund management and investment analysis. She obtained her CFA in October 2001 and at the end of 2001 started her own business and successfully established several entrepreneurial business ventures during the following 8 years. In 2010 she joined Cadiz Asset Management as a Credit Analyst with specific focus on unlisted credit in Impact Investing and Socially Responsible Investing. From 2012 she was the portfolio manager of the Cadiz High Impact Fund and the Cadiz Enterprise Development Fund ((CENT). She is the founder Anela Capital (Pty) Ltd, a niche impact advisory business and more recently founded Lead Impact Capital (Pty) Ltd.