Our subsidiaries

National Mutual Fund (NMF)

The National Mutual Fund (NMF), founded in 1990, is a pioneer in mutual funds investment and the first Mauritian player to engage in unit trust activities. It is currently licensed as a CIS manager.

Contact us for more information on our savings and investment plans on the 212 2520.


Board of Directors

Mr. Bruno de FROBERVILLE

Chairperson

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Mr Bruno de Froberville, born in 1962, is currently the General Manager and owner of Square Lines Ltd, a property development company. He has extensive knowledge of the building sector. From 2005 ...

Mr Bruno de Froberville, born in 1962, is currently the General Manager and owner of Square Lines Ltd, a property development company. He has extensive knowledge of the building sector. From 2005 to 2008 he worked with La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltee for property development.

He was the general manager and owner of B.E.A.M. Ltd (a residential and industrial buildings company) between July 1994 and December 2004, and the manager of Building Art Ltd from July 1988 to June 1994. He was also  the marketing manager of Loom Art Ltd, a manufacturer of hand-made carpets.

He was appointed to the Board of The Mauritius Union Assurance Cy. Ltd in August 2010.
Mr de Froberville holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham, a Bachelor in Science and a Major in Marketing from Louisiana State University.

Directorship of listed companies: Mauritius Freeport Development Co Ltd.

Bertrand CASTERES

Executive Director

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Bertrand Casteres, born in 1978, holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics, actuarial science and finance and an Executive MBA from HEC (Paris). Mr Casteres has worked for major ...

Bertrand Casteres, born in 1978, holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics, actuarial science and finance and an Executive MBA from HEC (Paris).

Mr Casteres has worked for major insurance companies in Europe. Before joining the Mauritius Union Group in January 2012 as head of internal audit, he worked in the internal audit department of Aviva Europe as audit senior manager in the financial management and actuarial audit department, conducting internal audit reviews in actuarial processes across Aviva’s European subsidiaries. He was also involved in the implementation of Solvency II EU Directive within the Aviva Group.

Mr Casteres was appointed CEO Designate of the Mauritius Union Assurance Cy Ltd on 1 January 2013 and CEO in January 2015.

Naresh GOKULSING

Executive Director

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Mr Gokulsing, born in 1970, holds a BA in accounting and finance from the University of Leeds and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association of ...

Mr Gokulsing, born in 1970, holds a BA in accounting and finance from the University of Leeds and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He started his career in the audit and advisory services division of PwC in 1993. In 1997, he joined Cim Stockbrokers as Head of Research and was General Manager from 2000 to 2002.

Mr Gokulsing moved within the Cim group as Head of Finance of Cim Insurance from 2002 to 2007 and as Chief Operations Officer and executive director of Cim Insurance and Cim Life from 2009 to 2011. He also spent one year as Managing Director of Cim Property Fund Management in 2008 to launch Ascencia Ltd.

He joined Mauritius Union in 2012. Mr Gokulsing served as Director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd from 2000 to 2002. He was appointed as Managing Director of La Prudence Life Insurance effective January 2015. He is currently a director of the National Mutual Fund Ltd.

 

Manickchand BEEJAN

Non-Executive Director

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Manickchand (Prem) Beejan, born in 1951, holds a B.A (Honours with Distinction) in Economics from a Canadian University and an MSC in Financial Management from the University of London. He has ...

Manickchand (Prem) Beejan, born in 1951, holds a B.A (Honours with Distinction) in Economics from a Canadian University and an MSC in Financial Management from the University of London. He has more than 28 years of professional experience in fund management.

In the past, he held managerial positions at Bramer Asset Management Ltd and The State Investment Corporation, and also assumed office as CEO of SICMS, the company responsible for the management of six casinos on the island.

Prem Beejan has also been the Executive Director of Capital Asset Management Ltd, which manages the Port Louis Fund and the SME Partnership Fund. He thus played an instrumental role in the setting up of the Port Louis Fund in 1997. Currently, Prem Beejan is dedicating his time to analyzing global financial markets.

Jérôme KATZ

Executive Director

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Mr Katz, born in 1983, holds a Master in Management and a Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), where he followed the European Track ...

Mr Katz, born in 1983, holds a Master in Management and a Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), where he followed the European Track (Paris-London-Berlin). He started his career in 2006 with the American bank JPMorgan in Paris as an Analyst in Investment Management for family owned businesses and ultra high networth individuals.

He joined La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances in 2009 as the Manager of Feber Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to corporate pension, investments and actuarial services. While still being the Manager of Feber Associates, Mr Katz has been progressively given increasing responsibilities within the Mauritius Union Group. In 2013, he was appointed as the Manager of the National Mutual Fund, and in 2014, he became in charge of the Strategic Marketing. Beginning 2015, Mr Katz has been appointed as the Head of Strategy & Financial Services for the Mauritius Union Group. He is also a Director of Feber Associates, National Mutual Fund and Fondation Mauritius Union.


Management Team

Jérôme KATZ

Executive Director

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Mr Katz, born in 1983, holds a Master in Management and a Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), where he followed the European Track ...

Mr Katz, born in 1983, holds a Master in Management and a Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), where he followed the European Track (Paris-London-Berlin). He started his career in 2006 with the American bank JPMorgan in Paris as an Analyst in Investment Management for family owned businesses and ultra high networth individuals.

He joined La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances in 2009 as the Manager of Feber Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to corporate pension, investments and actuarial services. While still being the Manager of Feber Associates, Mr Katz has been progressively given increasing responsibilities within the Mauritius Union Group. In 2013, he was appointed as the Manager of the National Mutual Fund, and in 2014, he became in charge of the Strategic Marketing. Beginning 2015, Mr Katz has been appointed as the Head of Strategy & Financial Services for the Mauritius Union Group. He is also a Director of Feber Associates, National Mutual Fund and Fondation Mauritius Union.

Yourven RAMSAMY

Manager - NMF & Investment Administration

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Yourven, born in 1965, is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK. He started his career at NMF Ltd. and since then, has spent over 15 years assuming increasing ...

Yourven, born in 1965, is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK. He started his career at NMF Ltd. and since then, has spent over 15 years assuming increasing responsibilities.

He became part of MUA Group at the start of 2010, following MUA’s acquisition of NMF Ltd.

Shabeneez Nahaul

Senior Consultant

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Shabeneez born in 1984 , is in charge of new business, marketing and maintaining excellent relations with existing client. Holder of a BSC (Hons) Banking and International Finance from the ...

Shabeneez born in 1984 , is in charge of new business, marketing and maintaining excellent relations with existing client.


Holder of a BSC (Hons) Banking and International Finance from the University of Technology and an MBA with Specilization in International Business from the University of Mauritius, Shabeneez started her career in 2004 at the State Bank of Mauritius Ltd. In 2013 she joined Banques des Mascareignes as Manager of Operations in Retail Branch and before joining the MUA, she was employed as Client Relationship Manager at the Bramer Asset Management.
 

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