Operations, Legal and Compliance Partner

Sam Watermeyer (SamW)

Operations, Legal & Compliance Partner

Sam (“SamW”) heads up Operations, Legal and Compliance for Sanari and is responsible for the full operational value chain. She also oversees fund administration and finance and manages the back-office team. SamW has been involved in the establishment of various investment vehicles and fund structures and manages governance across multiple funds and investments.

She is an admitted attorney who has specialised in financial services compliance for the last 12 years.

Prior to joining Sanari in 2017, SamW headed up the compliance department at RCS, focusing on National Credit and FAIS Act compliance and the associated legislative, regulatory and best practice business requirements.

SamW completed her Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law and Politics and then her LLB at the University of Cape Town. She also holds a higher certificate in Compliance and Risk Management.

Get to know SamW better…

I was looking for a new challenge and clicked with the team, their passion and work ethic. I was also fuelled by the opportunity to cut my teeth in an industry where my experience with principles of good governance and compliance could make an outsized impact.

I have grown to recognise the fundamental value that governance and compliance play in the ultimate success of any business, regardless of size or industry. I focus on positioning the importance of contractual, regulatory, and legislative obligations, as well as industry standards and best practice, in a way that does not compromise the goal, purpose and performance of the business itself.

I’m also a fanatic for processes to drive business deliverables, efficiency and productivity!

My passion for what I do comes from my hunger for being my very best self, achieving the best out of every situation, and getting the best out of people!