The Team

Liliane Barnard

CEO & Portfolio Manager BCom

Liliane is the CEO of the Group and portfolio manager.

Liliane has over 30 years’ experience in listed property and investment management. Liliane previously headed up asset management at Old Mutual Properties (Pty) Ltd and was also head of listed property and a retail investment analyst at Old Mutual Asset Managers (now OMIGSA) for 15 years. Liliane brings both local and international insight to the Metope Group. She spent 11 years independently managing institutional pension fund money. Liliane previously served as independent non-executive director of JSE listed property companies Emira, Redefine and ex-Pangbourne Properties Ltd.

Aimee Glisson

COO, Performance & Risk Analyst BBusSc (Hons), CFA

Aimee is Metope’s head of operations, and is responsible for client reporting, portfolio performance and risk analysis, and provides research assistance to the investment team.

Aimee worked at Kagiso Asset Management as an equity research analyst before joining Metope in 2013 where she covered industrial stocks. She earned her CFA designation in 2015 and has completed the CT1 course in financial maths from the Actuarial Society in the UK.

Zovuyo Magxala

Financial Accountant BCom

Zovuyo is the Financial Accountant of Metope. She is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and compliance of the company, as well as client reporting.

Prior to joining Metope in 2019, Zovuyo worked for SNG Grant Thornton Inc. where she completed her articles as a Trainee Accountant in the areas of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Zovuyo has completed her Level 1 Exam in the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) Program.

James Tucker

Analyst BSc. (Hon) Property Studies; BCom FAPM

James is an investment analyst at Metope, responsible for research on both local and global real estate stocks.

He completed his BSc. Hon in Property Studies in 2019 and a BCom. Hon in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management in 2020, achieving distinctions for both. In 2020, James gained some experience in property valuation at De Leeuw Valuers.

Ross Reid

Analyst BSc. (Hon) Property Studies

Ross is an investment analyst at Metope, responsible for local and global real estate research.

He completed his BSc. Hon in Property Studies in 2020, graduating with distinction, and received both the Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank Property Prize and the NRF Innovation Scholarship. In 2020, Ross wrote financial articles for Old Mutual’s 22seven.

Vera von Lieres

Marketing & Business Development Consultant Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Vera manages Metope’s communications, marketing and business development functions.

She has previously worked as a financial journalist for Business Day, I-Net Bridge, Reuters news agency and Business Report, and as a corporate communications consultant. Prior to joining Metope, she worked for seven years as an investment writer/editor and media and communications strategist at Kagiso Asset Management.