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Our Team 


JC De Witt

Managing Director / Key Individual CTA, *BAa • MIFM • Portfolio Analysis, Investment Management & Investment Tax (Unisa) • RPE SAIFM - YieldX • JSE Registered Securities Trader • JSE Registered SAFEX Trader • JSE Registered Derivative Compliance Officer  •RE 1, 3, 4 & 5. • M.Inst D • FIC Compliance Officer • Inseta Personal & Commercial Lines

About JC graduated from UNISA and MTC . He has 14 years Trading, Dealing, Fund Management and Research experience in the field of: Equities, Single Stock Futures (SSF); Contracts for Difference (CFD’s); Currencies; Commodities (Soft, Hard & Energy); Bonds & Money Market Instruments. His career started with Imara SP Reid Stockbrokers on the Derivatives Desk as a Senior Dealer and Portfolio Manager trading and managing all Asset Classes. He is the founder & MD of Aluma Capital (Pty) Ltd. JC is authorised by the FSB as an approved Fund/Asset manager and holds 34 FSCA licences (CAT I, II & IV). 

He holds the following Registered Dealer Status: • Equity securities traded on the equity trading system. • Derivative securities traded on the derivatives trading system. • Foreign commodity derivatives traded on the commodities trading system. • Bonds traded on the interest rate and currency trading system. • Interest rate derivatives traded on the interest rate and currency trading system. • Currency derivatives traded on the interest rate and currency trading system. • authorised investments not traded on a formal market. 

JC is a full member of  South Africa Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM) • The Investment Analysis Society of South Africa (IASA) • INSETA  South African Medical and Dental Council. 

Stefan Griesel

Director: Trading • B-com Business Management- (UP) • Diploma- Project management (Varsity College) • Registered Securities Trader • RPE- SAIFM • Derivative Compliance Officer • RE 1, 3 & 5

About Stefan graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 with a B-Com degree in business Management, while completing an extra diploma in project management in his final year. His career started working for Group Strategy & Research in 2010 as an Investment Analyst, tracking the performance of shares trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange. And has ever since had a passion for the financial markets. Stefan is the co-founder & Director of Trading at Aluma Capital and works as a Fund/Portfolio manager mostly trading with Derivative and Equity instruments. He is also a Derivative Compliance officer. Stefan holds 27 FSCA subcategorie licenses on CAT I & II.

Dr Renee van Heerden

SA’s first Trading Psychology Analyst • Honours degrees in both Communication and Psychology Masters Degree in Research Psychology and a • D Litt. et Phil in Psychology. • Certified Master Life Coach • EMDR Practitioner

About Dr Renee with her vast knowledge and practical experience in the field of research psychology is South Africa’s first Trading Psychology Analyst. Her working career started with Unilever SA as a Personnel/Industrial Relations Manager after which she spent ten years with the Human Sciences Research Council as a senior researcher conducting research in the fields of Corporate Communication, Negotiation skills, as well as Stress and Trauma Management. It was at this stage that she also became involved in researching and developing and presenting Life Skills Development workshops. In 1998 Dr Renee founded Resilience Trauma Management and Life Skills Development, specialising in Trauma/Life Coaching, Life Skills Development and the development of Trading Intelligence. Dr Renee is a competent Toastmaster and is regularly invited as a motivational speaker. She is a professional, certified Master Life Coach as well as a registered EMDR practitioner. 

Dr. Renee can be contacted directly at: / 

Our highly effective team of financial market professionals and trading psychology professionals and service providers work with best practices and state-of-the-art trading solutions.

Our clients deposits and funds are safe and secure held in segregated trust accounts. Aluma Capital's clientele are protected under the regulation of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA). Aluma Capital is registered as an Authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP 46449). For more information visit the FSCA site: 

Aluma Capital (Pty) Ltd is an Authorised Financial Service Provider (FSP 46449). We are licenced by the FSCA to provide CAT I (Advice & Intermediary Services) and CAT II (Discretionary Intermediary Services). At Aluma Capital our clients have the option to either manage their own trading account (Standard ZAR - R5 000 min deposit) or to have it professionally managed by an approved JSE & FSCA portfolio manager (Discretionary ZAR - R125 000 min deposit) in an equity/ETF only portfolio, a CFD only portfolio or a combination thereof (based on your risk tolerance, profile and personal preferences).

We love to help private clients to thrive financially and trade profitable by allowing them to join Aluma Capital !

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