In the financial services industry, as seniority level increases, diversity declines. In 2019 Women’s Month, InvestSoc – a UCT student society – and UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) convened a panel discussion of some leading women in the financial services industry to unpack the truth behind the numbers and explore what can be done.Read more "Women in finance speak out for greater inclusion"
The role of financial services is to keep the lifeblood of an economy flowing efficiently to encourage economic growth and stability. Supplying the industry with world-class talent is a necessary prerequisite for the health of the system.Read more "Strengthening the beating heart of the economy starts with good finance education"
From addressing climate change to adjusting interest rates, just about every job, in every industry, is dependent on technology – and those who understand it. For this, mathematical proficiency is a crucial prerequisite.Read more "Want a fulfilling job in the future? Make sure you brush up on your maths"
A team of students on the MCom in Risk Management of Financial Markets won the 4th annual FNB Stockbroking and Portfolio Management Trading Game.Read more "Big win for UCT team in FNB Stockbroking and Portfolio Management trading competition"
Four of AIFMRM’s PhD students submitted their theses and graduated in 2018 – the first PhD graduates since AIFMRM’s inception in 2014. We caught up with them to find out more about their journeys and their reflections on the PhD process.Read more "AIFMRM celebrates its first PhD graduates"