36One Asset Management



36ONE Asset Management was formed by Cy Jacobs and Steven Liptz in 2004. After completing their accounting articles in the mid-nineties, they joined Simpson McKie, which was later sold to HSBC. In 1999 the Johannesburg retail operation of HSBC was sold to Investec, where Cy and Steven remained for another five and a half years. By late 2004, with the benefit of years of experience, they resolved to launch their own venture and do things their way.

Cy and Steven subsequently founded 36ONE Asset Management where, over time, they hand-picked a deliberately small team of exceptional, committed and talented individuals. This recruitment policy ensured that 36ONE could adopt a leaner, more efficient and more customised approach than the typical investment management firm.

Following the firm’s initial success with private client portfolios, 36ONE launched two unit trusts in September 2005 and its first hedge fund in April 2006. Today the firm manages several billion rand across its unit trusts, hedge funds and institutional segregated mandates.

With single-minded focus, the team continues to deliver award-winning performance and exceptional service. Despite rapid growth, 36ONE remains small enough to maintain its flexible and agile investment approach.


Contact Details

  • Telephone Number

    +27 (0)11 722 7390

  • Email Address


  • Postal Address

    Private Bag 10361
    South Africa

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