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About Us

Diversity and difference are our guiding principles


Our scientific investment approach is based upon the development of alternative strategies that create value by drawing upon economics, econometrics, probability, statistics and behavioural sciences.


Our quantitative and systematic strategies are designed to offer outstanding returns, low levels of market risk and correlation, together with exceptional liquidity and transparency.


Our absolute return global macro strategies are diversified across multiple asset classes, financial instruments, geographies and underlying investment themes – all with an acute focus on liquidity.

  • Philosophy
    Our Philosophy

    Ours is a culture of performance through collaboration. Red Spear Capital professionals work together seamlessly and selflessly across funds, industries and geographies to deliver the wisdom, knowledge and resources required to invest prudently and create value for our investors.

    We build and constantly improve a diversified and rigorously tested portfolio of systematic quantitative trading strategies that are executed across global financial markets, sectors and asset classes.

    Our differentiated philosophy was established to support our singular mission of seeking to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients. We strive to preserve capital during periods of market decline and generate strong performance in rising markets.

    We believe in the long-term potential of the derivative and bond markets to achieve financial wealth. Red Spear Capital’s investment philosophy focuses on the importance of compounding growth. Our fundamental investment philosophy is supported by exclusive analytical tools and our portfolio managers’ cumulative years of sector and industry experience. As the needs and goals of high net worth individuals can be complex and evolving, Red Spear Capital offers custom portfolios that address those needs and goals, whilst remaining nimble. The funds operated and managed by Red Spear Capital allow for a high degree of personalisation and flexibility to cater for a variety of needs.

  • TEAM
    Meet the Team

    Utilizing our combined experience of over 40 years in hedge funds and the asset management industry, our team represents the next generation of managers with an integrated global infrastructure, cutting edge technology and systematic trade solution.

    Ignus Hattingh

    Ignus has over 20 years of experience in strategy development, trading financial markets and restructuring of projects across a wide variety of sectors, including, retail and consumer goods, energy and information technology. Prior to founding Red Spear Capital, Ignus founded Bridgeport Diversified, a boutique private equity firm, which has since been integrated into Red Spear Capital.

    Gert Enslin
    Chief Investment Officer

    Gert is a registered Chartered Accountant.

    Prior to co-founding Red Spear Capital, Gert was a derivative portfolio advisor to Lehman Brothers Bank Ltd (UK), Finance Director of PSG Online and held various advisory roles in investment management (including ABSA Capital, Purple Capital, Blackrock etc.) Gert also operates offshore mutual funds in the Cayman Islands.

  • DIFC

    Unique On-Shore, Tax Free Status

    Dubai has emerged as a leading regional commercial hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a world class business environment. It has now become the logical place to do business in the Middle East, providing investors with a unique and comprehensive value-added platform.

    The quality and range of DIFC’s independent regulation and courts, common law framework, supportive infrastructure and its tax-friendly regime make it the ideal base for financial, investment and business services.

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