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Erica Nell

Head of Credit

Sanlam Investment Management, South Africa


Erica Nell is the Head of Credit at Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) where she manages credit mandates in excess of R5 billion.

Erica joined Gensec Bank in 2004 and moved from the finance to the credit analysis department in 2005 when Gensec Bank became Sanlam Capital Markets (SCM). In 2006 she was appointed to head up the centralized credit risk function for the Sanlam Group, where she managed the division until 2012. In 2012, Erica was offered an opportunity to manage a credit fund focused on providing debt funding to SMEs. She has been a credit portfolio manager since 2012 and was appointed as the Head of Credit in July 2018. Her passion lies in SME lending and the use of capital and investments to drive meaningful impact.

Erica is a chartered accountant and also holds a Masters degree in Financial and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.

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