Carel van der Merwe is a Director at LCR Capital Partners based in Westport, CT. He is spearheading the firm’s effort in South Africa and helping to develop other African markets for LCR.
Mr. van der Merwe’s background has been in financial services, starting out as a private client portfolio manager for The Board of Executors in Cape Town. He spent some time working as an analyst for Unilever Pension Fund in Johannesburg before moving to London in the mid 90’s where he managed the South African equity desk for Investec.
In 2001 he moved to the US with his wife and children and joined CRT Capital, a broker/dealer focused on corporate bond trading. Carel spent 12 years at CRT, helping to build out their international client base. Prior to joining LCR he worked at Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor.
On his path to US citizenship Carel held an H1-B visa and a green card. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree and an MBA from UCT.