Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

Quantitative Analyst - Prescient Investment Management (Nov 2023 - Current)

I work as a Quantitative Analyst on the equity team. My responsibilities include optimising portfolios, especially in portable alpha cover asset funds. I’ve also developed a company-wide framework for fund optimisation. Additionally, I conduct quantitative research, analyse risk and performance for our funds, and continue to enhance our client-facing ‘investment portal’.

  • Portfolio optimization (portable alpha cover asset models)
  • Quantitative research
  • Development of client facing portal
  • Risk and Performance

Graduaute Programme - Prescient (Jan 2022 - Oct 2023)

  • 7 months Prescient Fund Services: ICT Team
    • Risk and performance, working under the leader of this section of the team.
  • 10 Months Prescient Securities
    • Combination of working as a quant analyst and working on the derivatives and FX desk.
    • Development of PSEC GEARs (excel based quant tool)
    • Ad hoc client queries
  • 5 Months Prescient Investment Management
    • Quant analyst for the equities and bonds team
    • Development of the portal (used for all analysis and client facing presenting)
    • Work on portfolio optimization models
    • Market research and analysis

Key Hard Skills

  • Programming proficiencies
    • Python (Strength), R, SQL, VBA, HTML, JavaScript
  • Excel (highly proficient)
  • Git and version control
  • Working with databases
  • Fast API, Flask

Academic History

CQF (Enrolled in Jan 2024)

CFA Level 1 pass Aug 2023

In the top 10% of candidates

Actuarial Society of South Africa exemptions obtained

  • A311 Actuarial Risk Management
  • A214 Loss Reserving and Financial Engineering
  • A213 Contingencies
  • A211 Financial Mathematics
  • N211 communications
  • A113 Business finance
  • A112 Business Economics
  • A111 Actuarial Statistics
  • N111 Foundation App

BCom Honours (Actuarial Science) at Stellenbosch University (2020-2021)

  • Financial Engineering
  • Actuarial Risk Management
  • Practical Financial Modeling
  • Introduction to R Programming
  • Research Project

BCom (Actuarial Science) at Stellenbosch University (2017-2019)

  • Actuarial Science Major
  • Mathematical Statistics Major
  • other subjects:
    • Economics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Business Management
    • Mathematics
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Computer Science