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Keynote address - Creative thinking by Professor Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategic Management at Antwerp Management School and Visiting Professor at INSEAD & DUKE CE. Named as a “management guru” by the Financial Times, Jamie has also been included on a list of the world’s “top 25 management thinkers” by the journal Business Strategy Review. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy, and his ideas have been quoted in outlets such as Business Week, the Economist, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.
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How the credit industry has destroyed SA’s savings by Maya Fisher

Maya Fisher-French is a well-known South African personal finance journalist and author of Maya on Money: Implement your Money Plan. She has twice won the prestigious Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism for the category of Consumer Financial Education. Maya is a regular columnist and commentator across several media channels including magazines, radio and television and is a popular speaker at both local and international events where she provides a consumer’s perspective on the financial industry. She also provides money management workshops for employees.
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TED talk: Active Investing in Global Emerging Markets by Lisa Haakman CA (SA), CFA (Coronation)

Lisa joined Coronation’s Global Emerging Markets investment unit in 2016 as an equity analyst. Prior to joining Coronation, she worked as a sell-side analyst before joining the investment team of PSG Asset Management. She also gained experience in equity and leveraged finance with Royal Bank of Scotland in London. She started her career in auditing but moved into an equities role after becoming a CFA charter holder. Lisa has 12 years’ investment experience.
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Panel discussion - Section 12J: Putting venture capital to work in SA

By Jeff Miller, Jonty Sacks and Neil Hobbs

Jeffrey Miller is an experienced venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Grovest Corporate Advisory. He is also the co-founder of MeTTa Capital Managers, Grovest Energy, Grovest Hospitality, Mdluli Safari Lodge and sunstone Capital. He is a member of the sub-committee of The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, focused on Venture Capital. He has over 30 years of investing in unquoted companies across numerous industries and is a start-up specialist. He co-founded Brandcorp, which was listed on the JSE in 1997. He is also the co-founder of KNR Flatrock, Balboa Finance, Born Free Properties, Eurosuit, Bride & Co, Redwood Capital, Incred Finance and Seed Academy.

Jonty is a partner at Jaltech, a boutique financial consultancy firm specialising (in amongst others) Section 12J fundraising, formation and administration services. His role within Jaltech is focused on accessing retail and institutional funding within the South African market and to date, he has raised substantial funding within the Section 12J sector. In addition, Jonty is active in assisting clients with forming Venture Capital Companies (incorporated under Section 12J of the Income Tax Act) across various sectors.

Neill is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Auditor, Registered Tax Practioner and founder of Hobbs Sinclair Advisory. Neill is also one of the first pioneers who put Section 12J VCC’s on the map, including Iridium Private Equity (Pty) Ltd, the very first 12J VCC to be formed. He holds several directorships and is the founding partner and Director of three VCC’s. Neill is the CEO of Anuva Investments Limited and so far has raised R275 million to date, invested in 11 Companies and created 350 jobs. Neill is very passionate about job creation and developing SMME’s, which aligns perfectly with the Section 12J opportunity.
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Prescribed Assets in SA by Gill Raine

Gill Raine is a senior policy advisor at ASISA, chairing the Standing Committee on Fixed Income and is a member of the Financial Markets Review Committee and the Market Practices Group. She has a financial markets career that has spanned over 30 years, from pre Basel I to Basel IV as well as pre- and post the prescribed asset regime. She has worked on various infrastructure transactions including the N1 and N3 toll roads. This included the structuring and arranging of the first inflation linked debt for the N1 toll road. She also advised National Treasury on the primary issuance of its inflation linked debt in 2000. Gill spent over two decades with the FirstRand group until 2015, for the last five years in group treasury where she managed new issuances of capital instruments marketed to a global investor base. Previously, she worked extensively in fixed income, arranging various debt instruments and structured funding instruments for clients including securitisations.
Gill holds an MA in economics from the University of Chicago and degrees in economics, statistics and mathematics from the University of Cape Town
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TED Talk: Factor timing: The Holy Grail of factor investing by Jason Swartz (Satrix)

Jason Swartz is the Head of Portfolio Solutions at Satrix, where he is responsible for research, bespoke client solutions and product development. Previously Jason was at Momentum Asset Managers (Unconstrained Strategies team) where he was a multi-asset fund manager and responsible for investment strategy, asset allocation and quantitative research. Jason also has research experience on the sell-side, having worked with award winning teams at Cadiz Financial Strategists and JPMorgan in Johannesburg. Jason has a Masters degree in Business Science from UCT and is a CFA charter holder.
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TED Talk: Progress through an active approach by Johny Lambridis (Prudential)

With 20 years’ experience in investment management, Johny joined Prudential in 2013 as a Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst, focusing on Insurance and Specialist Financial Services companies, as well as selected Industrial counters. Johny was appointed as Head of Equity in May 2018. He is also a member of the Equity Voting Committee and a member of Prudential’s Asset Allocation Committee. His qualifications include a BEconSc (Actuarial Science) and he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.
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Managing single factor risk by Paul Sweeting

Paul Sweeting is Chief Risk Officer for the Hassana Investment Company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prior to taking up his role with Hassana, Paul was a Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Kent. He now holds the title of Honorary Professor of Actuarial Science at the university. As well as being a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is also a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary and a CFA Charterholder. Paul has written several articles, papers and books, including the textbook Financial Enterprise Risk Management. This book is used as the set text for actuarial courses in Enterprise Risk Management around the world. Paul also helped to design SP9 (formerly ST9), the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ examination in Enterprise Risk Management.
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South Africa to 2021: Pressure and promise by Daniel Silke

Daniel Silke is the Director of the Political Futures Consultancy based in Cape Town, South Africa and is recognized as one of the country's leading political economy analysts and most passionate keynote speakers. Silke serves a wide variety of blue-chip companies across the world with outstanding business presentations on current global political and economic trends. Silke's presentations are all fully updated and may be customized to specific industries or geographic locations. Silke is a former academic and elected politician and now acts as an expert keynote speaker serving the South African and international corporate market. In addition, he provides commentary for Bloomberg, Reuters, AFP, Deutsche Welle, CCTV, Radio France International, the BBC and a host of internet & print publications across the world. Silke is the author of the business book "Tracking the Future" and writes columns for a variety of large media outlets including Project Syndicate and News24.
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What is success, really? by Professor Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategic Management at Antwerp Management School and Visiting Professor at INSEAD & DUKE CE. Named as a “management guru” by the Financial Times, Jamie has also been included on a list of the world’s “top 25 management thinkers” by the journal Business Strategy Review. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy, and his ideas have been quoted in outlets such as Business Week, the Economist, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

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