Two South African academics are making waves internationally for pioneering a new numerical method that could help ensure greater efficiency and accuracy when pricing financial instruments in markets worldwide.Read more "SA academics pioneer new method for financial markets"
Old Mutual and Nedbank have joined other major South African banks and insurance companies in investing in the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to develop scarce skills for the financial services industry.Read more "Old Mutual and Nedbank contribute R10 million to UCT finance institute to develop scarce skills"
Two students from UCT have designed South Africa’s first systemic risk ranking – which outlines what could happen in a financial crisis and identifies who is putting the system most at risk, and why.Read more "New ranking shows which SA banks contribute most to systemic risk"
Finding a way to establish a depositor insurance system for South African banks must be a top priority for local regulators to promote financial stability and protect consumers from potential banking disasters says a UCT economist.Read more "On the financial wish list for 2017"
Financial issues are a major worry for SA consumers and entrepreneurs in the townships – as UCT students found out when hosting financial literacy workshops around Cape Town.Read more "SA public struggle with finances"