Thriving in Complexity
At Khumovest we believe in forging our own path. We pride ourselves on our practical approach, which allows us to find optimal solutions where others may not.

Our Story

Found in tropical and desert like regions, the “Acacia” is one of the world’s most valuable trees. The tree is often looked upon as a “Tree of Life” due to its ability to tolerate extreme conditions of heat and drought, as its sturdy roots grow deep underground to reach untapped sources of water. The tree also provides some insects and animals with nourishment, while these same insects and animals protect the tree from its predators.

The Acacia Tree embodies the mission of Khumovest – to provide a dedicated service that is sustainable and value adding to our clients and their stakeholders. At Khumovest we believe that the symbiotic relationship between our stakeholders and ourselves is the cornerstone of success. We believe that by providing the same technical ability and professionalism of larger financial institutions but with the dedicated service of a boutique outfit, we can provide a client centric service which benefits all parties.

Khumovest was founded by Thurstan Moodley, CFA and Ratirelo Mothobi, CA(SA), two investment professionals with combined investment experience in excess of 21 years. Prior to founding Khumovest, Thurstan and Ratirelo together managed the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited’s (“PIC’s”) Private Equity (Mid & Large cap) and Structured Investment Product Portfolio. The PIC is Africa’s largest asset manager with more than USD 157 billion in assets under management.

What We Do

Khumovest offers our clients a range of corporate finance, discretionary asset management, structured investment product and fund investment advisory services. We are also an active investor within South Africa with a keen focus on the small to medium enterprise (SME) market.


To be the leading African Asset Management and Financial Advisory firm.


  • Ethical
  • Innovative
  • Results driven
  • Methodical
  • Resilient
  • Collaborative

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is “Clients First”, wherein we seek to ensure that our client’s needs are understood and their interests protected. Through this we aim to build strong and sustainable relationships with our clients by providing a consistently high level of service, with value-added expertise, focused advice and quality execution.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

Khumovest is level one contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, please click here to view our B-BBEE certificate.

Our Shareholders

Khumovest is 100% owned and managed by its management team.

Corporate Social Investments

Khumovest has partnered with Play Africa to ride for a purpose in the 2018 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. Play Africa is a shared public space that champions children’s rights, inspires children and strengthens family relationships by offering unique three-dimensional learning experiences. #TeamPlayAfrica Please click here for more information.