Managing Director at ICON Capital Sarl
About Dirk Coetzer
A prominent financial executive with an international background, Dirk Coetzer brings more than 15 years of experience to his position as the Managing Director of Luxembourg-based investment firms Icon Capital Sarl and Firminy Capital Sarl. Both firms, which cater to individual investors and institutions, specialize in securitization vehicles designed to minimize risk while improving market liquidity. In his leadership roles with the two companies, Dirk Coetzer oversees investment funds and serves as head of trade finance.
Dirk Coetzer holds a Diploma in Financial Management and Marketing from Technikon Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to his current roles with Icon Capital Sarl and Firminy Capital Carl, he filled a number of key positions with international leaders in the financial industry, including serving as a Securities Trader with the Egypt-based Royal Group of Companies and as a financial officer with the Belgian firm Omni Comers. Most recently, Mr. Coetzer held a leadership role with Financial Acceptances and Securities, an investment firm based in the British Virgin Islands.
Outside of his professional life, Dirk Coetzer maintains a commitment to the environment through his position as a Senior Council Member for the Environmental Development Foundation. An avid outdoorsman, during his free time he enjoys parachuting, spear fishing, and scuba diving.
Dirk Coetzer - Save the Rhino International
Currently operating as the managing director of both Icon Capital Sarl as well as Firminy Capital Sarl, Dirk Coetzer has built a reputation as a very successful and professional investment manager. He is also passionate about a number of charities that he supports, including Save the Rhino International.
Organized in February of 1994, Save the Rhino International has created a number of programs to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos, including developing the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group. The specialist group includes official representatives of African countries who promote the development and maintenance of the rhino population.
Save the Rhino International has produced an action plan for the preservation of the African rhino that includes determining threats to the rhino population, identifying the populations in the wild as well as in populated areas, and strategies for creating successful preservation practices and ensuring serious consequences for those who break the law.
The Firminy Capital Arabian Gulf Series 1 Fund
Dirk Coetzer is an experienced behavioral psychologist and trade finance specialist with two decades of experience in the industry. A graduate of Technicon Pretoria, Dirk Coetzer currently serves as a managing director and fund manager at ICON Capital and Firminy Capital Sarl, respectively.
Firminy Capital is an investment firm that strives to identify private placement investments that will produce positive results through changing market conditions. The organization is registered to manage the Firminy Equity Fund or any other Luxembourg Securitization Fund as required by shareholders. These other funds include the Brazil Bahamas Series 1, the Global Smart City Series 1, the Alternative Energy Series 1, and the Arabian Gulf Series 1.
A registered sub-fund, the Arabian Gulf Series 1 was established upon the request of a family member of one of the ruling families in the United Arab Emirates. The fund, which is listed on Clearstream and other financial listing repositories as required, pursues a capital enhancement strategy developed by Firminy and a team of Swiss experts. For additional information on the fund and other funds managed by Firminy Capital, visit www.firminy.eu.