Chief Economist, Investec Bank Limited South Africa
Working in the economic field at Investec involves dealing with clients directly, informing and presenting on various topics in the economy, as well as authoring a wide range of in-house and external articles, published both abroad and in South Africa. This also involves forecasts of up to five years on the future of the South African economy, both financial market variables and general macroeconomic data, as well as scenarios and trend analysis.
Media interviews, quotes, and articles are also part of the multifaceted role. Additionally, there is a significant amount of regulatory work internally, with attendant processes to meet the regulator's requirements. To this effect, I head up a team, which focusses on the macroeconomic, financial market and global impact on the domestic environment.