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Iain Sykes

After qualifying at the University of Cape Town, Iain spent 2 years in the UK. On his return he started the first online, Continuing Professional Development platform in South Africa. The platform was white labelled for asset management firms and utilised for internal compliance and training purposes. In 2012, Iain launched a pet product businesses, designing, importing and manufacturing premium products for South African retailers, which he exited in 2017. This experience was pivotal for his role on the Challenger deal team and gave him a practical understanding of the trade cycle. In his role at Challenger, Iain identifies, structures and manages deals across a diversity of commodities and geographies. Over and above his role on the deal team, he assists with portfolio management and general business development.