Dr Alex Backwell has been with AIFMRM since its inception in 2014 – first as a student and now as a senior lecturer and researcher. His career has grown as the institute has developed into a world-class centre for research and scholarship – giving him plenty of scope for international collaboration and cutting-edge research.Read more "Q&A with Dr Alex Backwell, AIFMRM Senior Lecturer"
Qualified quantitative analyst Mansa Aidoo dreamed of a career in academia. When an opportunity presented itself at her alma mater, the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM), she knew it was the right move for her.Read more "Q&A with Mansa Aidoo, AIFMRM’s new lecturer"
Artificial intelligence has the potential to redefine how we live and work. But to fully harness its potential, it is important first to demystify some of the hype and the fear around what it can and can’t be used for.Read more "What do the pope, x-rays and the game of Go have in common?"
Dr Mesias Alfeus, who joined AIFMRM as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, has had a remarkable and inspiring academic life-journey. After a childhood spent in a small village in northern Namibia, his studies brought him to South Africa and later took him to Australia and now back to Cape Town.Read more "Q&A with Dr Mesias Alfeus, AIFMRM’s new Postdoctoral Research Fellow"
With Artificial Intelligence taking over background tasks in the financial services sector, graduates need to be equipped with modern skills and mindsets to complement the machines and maximise benefits for consumers and the economy.Read more "Ensuring graduates are adding value in an age of AI"