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Business and economic analyst
A consultant to FTSE 100 and multi-national companies in the UK, USA and beyond at CEO level, Stephen is well placed to provide commentary on business, economic and business trends and offer insightful perspectives on the changing nature of the world economy and corporate world. His main areas of expertise are commercial and marketing strategy, leadership and culture for high performance organisations.
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Political analyst, broadcaster, philosophy lecturer and writer
Eusebius McKaiser is a political analyst, broadcaster, philosophy lecturer and writer based in Johannesburg. His academic background is in moral philosophy, having studied and lectured in the philosophy department at Rhodes University, before doing research in moral philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He remains an associate of the Wits Centre for Ethics.
As a broadcaster, Eusebius has previously presented Interface on SABC3 before hosting radio shows. He anchored Talk At Nine on Talk Radio 702 and 'Power Talk With Eusebius McKaiser' on Power 98.7
He has written extensive social and political commentary in the local and international print media, including a column in the New York Times, and currently a column syndicated across Independent Media. He also appeared on many international broadcast platforms including the BBC, Sky and CNN.
Before his media career took off, McKaiser worked as an associate at globally renowned strategy consulting firm, McKinsey & Company.
Eusebius is a former national and World Masters Debate Champion. He coaches debate and public speaking, and is also a regular MC, facilitator and keynote speaker on the conference circuit. He has two best-selling books out, A Bantu In My Bathroom and Could I Vote DA? His third book has recently been released to immediate critical acclaim - Run, Racist, Run: Journeys into the heart of racism.
Co-founder of Wonga.com
Jonty Hurwitz is a leading financial and technological innovator, and a highly successful entrepreneur. He co-founded Wonga.com in 2007. This multi-award winning online micro-loan company grew to a staggering scale in just five years. Wonga was voted Europe's fastest-growing on-line company, and won the Sunday Times TechTrack 100 in 2012.
Hurwitz designed and built the first automated risk processing technology to provide real-time unsecured personal loans online, including via a mobile app, and also the first company world-wide to provide an instant lending application app on the iPhone. He has moved on from his operational role at Wonga as chief technology officer but remains a major shareholder.
Hurwitz is a world leading specialist in several areas, including consumer risk in the cloud, user interfaces for consumer finance, understanding mobile and internet customer behaviour for finance, cloud-based financial computing and fund analytics and reporting.
Prior to Wonga, Hurwitz was the creative director of Statpro, designing the system which was the global leader in cloud-based analytics for fund managers. He also worked at the private bank Global Asset Management (now UBS), designing reporting systems to allow complex financial instruments to be visually analysed.
Head of Global Demographics and Pension Research, Credit Suisse
Dr Roy is the Head of Global Demographics and Pensions Research in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse, based in London. He is also a Senior Research Associate of The London School of Economics Financial Markets Group and a guest professor of the Finance Department of the London Business School.
Prior to his current role, Dr Roy was a global emerging markets strategist at Credit Suisse. He joined Credit Suisse in 1998 from the University of London where he taught at Queen Mary and Westfield College and The London School of Economics. Prior to this he held similar positions at the University of Iowa and Boston University. He received four teaching awards from University of Iowa Business School and Boston University School of Management. He served as an expert on Financial Architecture and Crises Modelling at the Bank of England, the IMF, and the US and UK Treasury.
Dr Roy holds an MA and PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Iowa, an MBA. (IIM Ahmedabad, India) and a BA Honours in Economics (St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India). He was named a UK ERSC Research Fellow, Ponders Fellow, a Boston University Doctoral Scholar and a Government of India National Scholar.
Head of Barclays Risk Strategy Group (Institutional Portfolios & Risk Solutions)
Currently Roland Rousseau is responsible for the Barclays Risk Strategy Group, which is a specialised unit within Barclays Africa Group tasked with actively monitoring and managing institutional clients’ portfolio risk.
Prior to this he was the Equity Investment Strategist for Barclays in SA (four years). Before joining Barclays in 2011, Roland spent 14 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was part of the Investment Strategy team and headed up Quantitative Research where he published several award-winning international research reports. He was also rated as the #1 Analyst in his field seven times by the Financial Mail.
At Deutsche Bank he worked with institutional investors, such as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and asset consultants in South Africa, as well as in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Australia, on innovative portfolio construction, how to integrate active and passive investment solutions and implement more effective risk management. Roland is also currently an active committee member of the FTSE/JSE Index Advisory Committee, which is responsible for all official stock exchange indices in South Africa.
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