South African rugby
As the managing director of Firminy Capital Sarl and Icon Capital Sarl, Dirk Coetzer is very involved in financial investments and management. Operating out of Pretoria, South Africa, Dirk Coetzer is also highly involved in local sports activities, including South African rugby.
South African rugby is so important to the nation that President Nelson Mandela once told the local Springbok rugby team in 1995 that winning the Rugby World Cup would “go a long way” toward inspiring the country. Rugby was first introduced to South Africa in 1861 by Reverend George Ogilvie who taught the game to his students while teaching at Winchester College.
South African Rugby was first officially established when two teams began playing regularly against each other in 1876. By 1883, the game of rugby was firmly entrenched in South Africa. The country played their first International game of rugby in 1891 against a team from Great Britain.
Save the Rhino International
As managing director for ICON Capital Sarl, Dirk Coetzer is responsible for fund management. A trade finance specialist, Dirk Coetzer also supports several charities, including Save the Rhino, a group that helps protect all five rhino species and to prevent them from becoming extinct.
Save the Rhino was founded in the early 1990s to combat the extensive poaching of rhinoceros that had begun over twenty years before. The group works on conservation and field projects in both Africa and Asia, and also provides grants to organizations with similar missions.
There are many ways to fundraise for Save the Rhino. The organization hosts numerous events each year, including marathons. For those who are not runners, Save the Rhino will host the London Walking Marathon on September 24, 2016. Participants can help the charity while getting an up close and personal view of London’s most famous sights, including Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
Organ Donor Foundation
Trade finance specialist Dirk Coetzer has a long history in the investment industry. After serving as director of trade finance at Firminy Inc., in 2008 he took a position as managing director at ICON Capital Sarl. In addition to his fund management work, Dirk Coetzer supports the work of charitable organizations such as the Organ Donor Foundation (ODF).
The ODF is best known for its work raising awareness about the need for organ donors and encouraging people to register as donors. However, it also works to make sure that donated organs get where they are needed in enough time to save lives. Through the Emergency Flight Fund, the ODF administers the Transplant Flight for Life program.
Through the judicious use of sponsored flights, the program ensures that flights are available on short notice. That way, when an organ becomes available, transplantation can begin as quickly as possible. If sponsored flights are not available, the fund pays for chartered flights. This program helps make sure that recipients get the donor organs they so desperately need.
A longtime financial executive based in Luxembourg, Dirk Coetzer serves as a managing partner with Firminy Capital Sarl and ICON Capital Sarl. As an organizational leader with the two private securitization funds, Dirk Coetzer guides the firms’ activities in the Luxembourg securitization market.
Luxembourg law allows for the securitization of many different types of assets, ranging from shares and bonds to debt-linked risks and immovable property. Under Luxembourg law, individuals and entities must classify their securitization vehicles as either a company or a fund.
Securitization companies must operate as joint stock companies, public limited companies, cooperatives with limited liability, or private limited companies. Securitization funds, on the other hand, have no official legal standing and fall under the management of a commercial company. If a securitization fund is formed from one or more fiduciary estates, it falls under the jurisdiction of trust and fiduciary contract law. If a fund consists of multiple joint ownership agreements, it operates according to a co-ownership scheme.
All securitization vehicles in Luxembourg enjoy tax neutrality. To learn more about securitization vehicles in Luxembourg and the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre, visit luxembourgforfinance.com.
Save the Rhino International
Dirk Coetzer, a financial professional and the managing director of ICON Capital Sarl in Luxembourg, is involved in Save the Rhino International. As a graduate of Pretoria Technikon in South Africa, Dirk Coetzer is involved in conserving one of Africa’s most endangered animals.
The goal of Save the Rhino International is to protect all five rhinoceros species in the wild. Helping these animals to thrive keep the ecosystem in better balance and allow future generations to enjoy the natural world.
To achieve these goals, the organization partners with various agencies that support the endangered rhinos throughout Africa and Asia. Together, they gather funds that they use to protect rhinos and raise their population numbers.
An important part of rhino conservation is guaranteeing that residents living in rhino areas benefit from the conservation efforts with programs for employment, education, capacity building, sustainability of natural resources, and outreach. This includes running campaigns that seek to change the demand for their horns within consumer nations.
Experienced in fund management and trading, Dirk Coetzer serves as the managing director of Firminy Capital Sarl and ICON Capital Sarl. At both companies, Dirk Coetzer is tasked with building investment strategies to use in a wide range of markets, including property development and alternative energy. All of the funds and sub-funds Mr. Coetzer invests in are listed on the Clearstream and other financial listing systems.
Clearstream has received five Rolls of Honour in Global Custodian magazine’s 2014 Tri-Party Securities Financing Survey and provides award-winning service in the securities sector. The company’s Luxembourg location offers a post-trade system for investors throughout 110 countries as an international central securities depository. Through its Frankfurt office, its central securities depository focuses on German securities that are accessible internationally.
Clearstream extends six services: listing, trading, clearing, post-trade, information technology, and market data. To maintain a strong relationship with its customers, the company values transparency and uses the Deutsche Boerse Group to extend indices and market data that uphold neutrality and objectivity. This allows investors easily to research and analyze data that are integral to building sound investing strategies.
To learn more about Clearstream, visit www.clearstream.com.
The managing director of Firminy Capital Sarl, Dirk Coetzer also heads ICON Capital Sarl. Dirk Coetzer joined the company in 2006 and is responsible for fund management, particularly the ICON Investments Fund.
A mono fund, the ICON Investments Fund maintains an umbrella fund structure. An umbrella fund contains one primary mutual fund that oversees a smaller family of funds, also known as sub-funds. Similar to a family of funds arrangement, an umbrella fund allows each sub-fund to act as its own mutual fund. The same investment strategy does not have to apply to all funds in the group, which offers investors flexibility when deciding how to allocate money. Depending on the umbrella fund, the focus is on stocks, bonds, or commodities.
Traditionally, switching between mutual funds requires transaction fees associated with selling and purchasing investments. However, umbrella funds are cost-efficient and typically do not incur transaction fees when switching providers or sub-funds.