The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) is part of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town and focuses on financial risk management in South Africa. Launched in January 2014, the Institute is funded by corporate partners in the insurance and banking industry. AIFMRM aims to establish itself and UCT as a leading academic institution for financial market and risk management entities across the continent. AIFMRM is committed to increasing the extent and depth of financial services expertise and addressing the skills shortage in the African banking, insurance and financial services industry. In this regard, AIFMRM has a specific transformation mandate.
I am drawn by both worlds, both industry and academia and the institute provides this unique opportunity where I can be involved in both... the students get a very broad picture about the world they are about to enter into.
Obeid Mahomed.Lecturer: AIFMRM UCT
There's never been an institute of this kind of the African continent...historically if you were a South African student who was interested in this kind of training, you would have had to go to Europe, North America or Australia
Don Ross.Dean: Faculty of Commerce, UCT
The programme exposed me to a lot of industry professionals whilst I was still doing it and I found that useful when I entered the workplace
Florence Chikurunhe.Analyst at Peregrine Securities