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Brian Myerson

Co-Founder & Chief Executive

Principle Capital Group

London, UK

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Brian’s Biography

Brian Myerson is a hedge fund pioneer and the Chief Executive of Principle Capital Group. He entered the UK market with an activist investment strategy in 1989 and co-founded the Active Value group in 1992. Over the following two decades, he made and realised investments worth over US$1bn and clients included some of the most well-known family offices, institutional investors and the largest sovereign wealth and pension funds in the world.

He led the foundation of private investment firm Principle Capital Group in 2004. Under his leadership, the group has grown substantially, holding several significant strategic investments with assets under management and administration of over US$2bn. Its core investment focus is on the infrastructure, real estate and fiduciary services sectors.

Brian has strong ties to his home country of South Africa and the African continent, where he has made several investments, worth over US$800m, since 2003. Interests in Africa include investment into and subsequent sale of Sage Life to Momentum, one of South Africa’s largest insurance groups; raising...
Brian Myerson is a hedge fund pioneer and the Chief Executive of Principle Capital Group. He entered the UK market with an activist investment strategy in 1989 and co-founded the Active Value group in 1992. Over the following two decades, he made and realised investments worth over US$1bn and clients included some of the most well-known family offices, institutional investors and the largest sovereign wealth and pension funds in the world.

He led the foundation of private investment firm Principle Capital Group in 2004. Under his leadership, the group has grown substantially, holding several significant strategic investments with assets under management and administration of over US$2bn. Its core investment focus is on the infrastructure, real estate and fiduciary services sectors.

Brian has strong ties to his home country of South Africa and the African continent, where he has made several investments, worth over US$800m, since 2003. Interests in Africa include investment into and subsequent sale of Sage Life to Momentum, one of South Africa’s largest insurance groups; raising US$180m for the launch of the London-listed Africa-focused infrastructure fund PME African Infrastructure Opportunities cornerstoned by the Qatar Investment Authority; investment into Earthchild Clothing, one of South Africa’s leading childrenswear brands and its subsequent sale to Truworths; leading a consortium of investors, including Futuregrowth, a division of Old Mutual, in an investment in Connect Group and its subsequent sale to Nasdaq listed Net1; and the acquisition of a controlling stake in the leading African railway services solutions provider Traxtion in partnership with the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund.

He is Chairman of Traxtion and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy. He served as Chairman or Board of Directors of nine companies listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges, including Sirius Real Estate, Liberty, MWB Group, Greycoat and Sage Life.
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Brian’s Background

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Principle Capital Group
Co-Founder & Chief Executive
Nov 2004 - Present
The Principle Capital Group is a private investment firm with interests in Europe and Southern Africa. In addition to its investment interests, it also provides fiduciary and administrative services globally.
PME African Infrastructure Opportunities PLC
Director
2007 - 2010
PME's investment goal, as an investment fund, was to create significant overall returns for investors by investing in infrastructure projects and related opportunities across a number of Sub-Saharan African countries.
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Board Positions

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Executive Chairman
Nov 2004 - Present
The Principle Capital Group is a private investment firm with interests in Europe and Southern Africa. It also provides administrative and fiduciary services globally.
Traxtion
Chairman
2017 - Present
Johannesburg, ZA
Traxtion is the largest private rail operator in Southern Africa with its own fleet of rolling stock and a state of the art maintenance facility in Rosslyn near Pretoria in South Africa. It has delivered leading rail services and solutions across Sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years, including in Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Previous Board Positions

Earthchild Clothing
Board Member
2009 - 2015
Cape Town, ZA
Earthchild is a leading kids’ organic fashion brand in South Africa. Its clothing line is noted for its style, comfort and quality.
Sirius Real Estate
Director
2008 - 2010
Saint Peter Port, GG
Sirius Real Estate is a leading owner and operator of business parks, mixed-use workspaces and offices in Germany and the UK, providing facilities for small and medium-sized businesses to flourish.
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Brian’s Education