Risk South Africa 2019

In its 12th year the Risk South Africa event presents an indispensable combination of the latest tools, practical strategies, regulation and marker insights from more than 30 top South African and international practitioners and superb networking opportunities with around 200 senior professionals in the luxurious surroundings of Cape Town’s top hotel. Book now to secure your early bird rate!

Risk South Africa will bring together more than 150 senior practitioners and industry experts from across the financial sector to help identify and understand emerging trends, risks and opportunities.

Brian Kantor

Chief Strategist and Economist

Investec Wealth and Investment

Bianca Ruddy

Head of Market Risk Analysis

Nedbank CIB

Bianca recently joined Nedbank CIB as Head of Market Risk Analysis. She is an experienced risk specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry, for over 18 years including 10 years’ international experience in London, New York and Hong Kong. Bianca’s roles have included various quantitative risk roles, including roles in counterparty credit risk, market risk, and derivative structuring. Bianca has also worked in the risk consulting space, assisting banking clients on issues relating to trading risk. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science honours degree specialising in Quantitative Finance from University of Cape Town, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

Ahimsa Gounden

Head of Market Risk, Capital and Regulatory


Ahimsa Gounden is Absa’s senior Market Risk Capital Analyst. Her primary foci are Regulatory and Economic Market Risk Capital demands of the Corporate and Investment Bank. Ahimsa previously worked on the implementation of market risk systems, policies and frameworks for the multiple Barclays Africa entities across the continent. Ahimsa holds an Honors degree in Advanced Math of Finance from the University of Witwatersrand and is a certified PRMTM.

Andrew Canter



Andrew is an Executive Director of Futuregrowth Asset Management and the Chief Investment Officer. He provides a strategic perspective to the investment team, oversees the investment processes, sets manager mandates, monitors compliance, and reviews fund exposures and performance.

Andrew has been with Futuregrowth since 1998. He has lead Futuregrowth to be a leading Fixed Interest Manager, Responsible investor, and Developmental investor (with a range of developmental portfolios) in South Africa. Andrew came to South Africa in 1990 from the U.S.A., and during his career in South Africa he has assisted in co-founding RMB Asset Management, was a fixed interest dealer, portfolio manager, head of fixed interest, and later CIO. He has been a Director of several infrastructure and development companies with mandates ranging from toll roads, to low income housing finance and municipal finance. Andrew has been a CFA Charterholder since 1989 and was a founding Director of CFA South Africa in 1990. He is a founding member of ASISA's Standing Committee on Capital and Money Markets. Andrew undertakes public speaking and lecturing engagements, frequently on the subjects of fixed interest management, ethics in financial services, and developmental investing. He lists scripophily and travel amongst his hobbies, and he is a regular cyclist.


Key themes for 2019

  • Implications of transitioning to JIBAR
  • Climate change and financial stability 
  • ESG and responsible investing 
  • Smart beta portfolio strategy
  • Initial margin 
  • Innovations and trends in clearing 
  • Harnessing AI and machine learning
Learn how to:
  • Prepare for the IBOR transition 
  • Restore trust through responsible investing 
  • Optimise investments with new sources of data and technology 
  • Harness AI and machine learning to create a competitive advantage 
Benefit from:
  • Clarity around regulatory expectations from the SARB, FSCA and National Treasury 
  • Tips on effective preparation for and responses to disaster scenarios 
  • Create meaningful business partnerships through speed networking
New for 2019:
  • Gain advice from experts on XVA optimisation, cyber resilience and digital innovation in the knowledge cafes
  • Seize the business advantage of diversity and inclusion in the private networking lunch 
  • Prepare for climate risks and the impact of meeting future energy requirements 
  • Reduce risk and enhance returns through smart beta 






Hours of networking