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Welcome & Introduction

Today's seminar is themed "What's Trending" and is hosted by Dr Michael Mol and Andrew Davison.

Seminar sponsored by Coronation, Prudential & Absa.

Andrew Davison is Head of Advice at Old Mutual Corporate Consultants.
He is a member of ASSA’s Investments Committee. He has over 20 years of experience in investments ranging from investment product development for both life companies and asset managers to consulting on all aspects of investment strategy to a variety of retirement funds and other institutions including medical aids, trusts and charities.

Andrew has served on various trustee boards and management committees of retirement funds. He is a regular speaker on retirement and investment matters at industry events and conferences.

Dr. Michael Mol didn’t go for career counseling, which could explain why he’s a medical doctor, an executive TV producer & presenter, an international speaker, social entrepreneur and founder of Hello
Doctor. His twitter profile sheds more light @DrMichaelMol:
“A husband to one, father to three, friend to few, a stranger to many… but not to God.”

A trauma doctor turned TV personality with a Mr. South Africa title in the mix, Michael traded the casualty room for the small screen and anchored Top Billing, South Africa’s longest running prime time television magazine show, for more than a decade, scooping up several critically acclaimed awards
along the way.

Michael's passion for discerning what makes people tick then led him to co-founding TomorrowToday – helping organizations navigate the ‘New World of Work’ followed by The Revolution Group – helping people unearth what they were born to do through discovering their innate strengths. He has spoken to companies around the world and has been recognized as one of the South Africa’s top business speakers with a Hall of Fame distinction.

Future of investments

Given by: Michael Jordaan - Venture Capitalist and former CEO of First National Bank

Michael Jordaan stepped down as CEO of First National Bank (FNB),
one of SA’s largest banks with a customer base of nearly nine million
in 2013, to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector
and nearly a decade at the helm of the Bank, Jordaan oversaw the
move away from traditional banking, and led FNB to be named the
“World’s Most Innovative Bank” in 2012. He was the 2013 Sunday
Times Business Leader Award winner and in 2014 was awarded
CNBC The All Africa Business Leader of the Year Award.

Jordaan co-founded and chairs the new digital-only bank, Bank Zero,
to be launched in South Africa. Bank Zero is part of the new frontier of
banking which has arrived through smartphones and associated digital

Jordaan was also among 13 South Africans chosen as Young Global
Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2008. He now heads up a
private investment company, Montegray Capital and has a strategic
role in his 21 start-up investments which range from the new datadriven
mobile network Rain to the algorithmic investment fund

Blockchain technology enabling emerging market investment

Given by: Kim Raath (Founder of Topl)

After graduating high school in South Africa, Kim went backpacking through 18 developing countries and while working for various NGO’s by rebuilding and strengthening communities around the world she was frequently made aware of the lack of adequate resources and need for access to low-cost capital. She decided to go to the US on an athletic scholarship and is currently the first student at Rice University to simultaneously pursue an M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Statistics. Recently, she co-founded, Topl, a tailor-made technological infrastructure enabling socially-beneficial investment into any region in the world, and in particular into emerging markets.

Economic outlook

Given by: Isaah Mhlanga - Executive Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments

I am a macroeconomist focusing on analyzing the South African economy across all sectors. My technical experience include econometric modelling and forecasting, macroeconomic analysis and currencies.

Panel Discussion - New technologies

Chaired by: Andrew Davison
Panel: Meagen Burnett, Jason Liddle & Neville Chester

Meagen Burnett - Chief Operating Officer at Prudential since August 2011.
She began her career with KPMG in January 1997 and moved with their Information Risk Management department to London in 2000. In 2001, she moved to Goldman Sachs as a senior associate in their Management Controls Division. In 2003, she joined JP Morgan; initially as an audit partner in their General Audit Division and subsequently as business manager in Investment Banking Operations. In 2009, she moved back to South Africa with JP Morgan, where she was the Head of Operations for their Investment Services Division.

Jason Liddle – Head: Institutional Clients
Over the last few years Jason has fulfilled the role of Chief Investment Officer at Satrix Investments after having initially joined as Portfolio Manager. Assuming ultimate responsibility for product performance, the investment process, the research standard and the institutional presence (contributing meaningfully to the significant growth in their assets under management during his tenure). He expanded the Satrix equity factor (smart beta) product range while remaining in touch with the portfolio management of equity, fixed income, multi-asset and international funds.

Neville Chester BCom, CA(SA), CFA
Neville is a senior member of the investment team at Coronation with 21 years of investment experience. He holds a successful track record of managing assets and has significant knowledge of the financial sector. He began his investment career as an equity analyst, analysing banks and insurers, and started managing portfolios in 1999. Neville joined Coronation in 2000. He currently manages CCoronation’s Aggressive Equity Strategy. He has also managed the Coronation Market Plus unit trust since its inception in 2001 and co-manages the Coronation Top 20 unit trust and the Coronation Multi-Strategy Arbitrage Hedge fund

Alternative measures of diversification

Given by: Professor Evan Gilbert

Professor Evan Gilbert is an Associate Professor in Finance at the University of Stellenbosch’ School of Business (USB). Previously he taught financial economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch and corporate finance at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). He has a PhD in Corporate Finance from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He has published widely in both local and international journals. He was the president of the Southern African Finance Association from 2007-2010. He has also worked for various investment management companies in a research and portfolio management role.

Future world of work and the disruptive forces shaping it

Given by Graeme Codringtion

Is an expert on the future of work. He is a keynote presenter, author, futurist, facilitator and strategy consultant working worldwide across multiple industries and sectors. His distinctive style blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour, a conversational approach and multimedia-driven presentations and workshops.
He has a particular interest in trends affecting how people live, work, interact and connect with each other. He works with organisations around the world to help them prepare for the future, and develop their leaders. Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in more than 20 different countries every year, he has shared the platform with the likes of Edward de Bono, Michael Porter, Kofi Annan, Markus Buckingham, W. Chan Kim, Allan Pease, Sir Ken Robinson and Neil Armstrong. He has won numerous awards for his speaking and facilitation, including ‘Speaker of the Year’ by the Academy for Chief Executives, has attained the Global Speaker Federation’s ‘Certified Speaking Professional Global’ qualification and is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association. He is the only speaker in the world to be inducted into two speakers “Halls of Fame” (Southern Africa and the UK & Ireland).
Graeme is the co-founder and a international partner of TomorrowToday Global, a firm of futurists and business strategists. He is a guest lecturer at a number of top business schools, including the London Business School, Duke Corporate Education, Cornell and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He is a professional member of a number of associations, including the World Future Society, The Institute of Directors, the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, the Global Federation of Professional Speakers and MENSA. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration (note: his DBA was awarded by the now non-accredited Rushmore University).

A look at the current political landscape

Given by: Aubrey Matshiqi

He is a Financial Mail rated political analyst and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Policy studies (CPS) in Johannesburg until March 2011, and was a research fellow at the Helen Suzman Foundation until December 2017. In 2010, he was invited to take up a research fellow-ship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (Stias). At CPS he specialised in South Afri-can Politics with a special focus on the ANC and the Alliance, the re-alignment of opposition political politics, electoral system reform and the state of democracy in South Africa. At Stias he did research on historical memory and politics in post-apartheid South Africa. In May 2014, Matshiqi was invited to speak at a symposium held in hour of Nelson Mandela at the Uppsala University in Sweden.

Matshiqi is a former Mathematics Science and English teacher and government strategist and spokesperson. Towards the end of his teaching career he obtained a degree in History and English Literature. He is also a former member of the United Democratic Front, African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.
He writes a weekly column for the Business Day and a monthly column for Engineering News. He also writes regularly for other publications in and outside South Africa.
He has written book chapters, policy briefs and research papers on the following topics:
• The one party state in Africa and lessons for South Africa
• The re-alignment of opposition politics in South Africa
• The implications of the Jacob Zuma corruption trial for the South African criminal justice sys-tem.
• The performance of the public service
• Development at local level
Matshiqi has also given lectures at the National Defence Collge on South Africa, the UN Security Council and the International Balance of Forces.

His services as a political analyst are used by academic institutions, research institutions, foreign embassies, political parties and private companies.


Given by: Dr Michael Mol & Andrew Davidson

Dr. Michael Mol
Michael Mol didn’t go for career counseling, which could explain why he’s a medical doctor, an
executive TV producer & presenter, an international speaker, social entrepreneur and founder of Hello
Doctor. His twitter profile sheds more light @DrMichaelMol:
“A husband to one, father to three, friend to few, a stranger to many… but not to God.”

Andrew Davison
Andrew Davison is Head of Advice at Old Mutual Corporate Consultants. He is a member of ASSA’s Investments Committee.

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