The speakers

8am-1pm, 19 May | Maslow Hotel, Sandton

Simon Brown

Simon has been actively involved in the local stock market since the mid-1990s, just as the dot-com boom was getting underway. He started his first website, SAWarrants, in 2000 before selling it in 2007 to join Standard Online Share Trading. He left in 2010 to start JustOneLap, a website dedicated to teaching South Africans about money in all its aspects; from personal finance to investing and through to trading. Simon is also a regular contributor on Business Day TV and FinWeek.

Nicholas Cawley

Nicholas is a senior analyst at US-based news and research website Daily FX. He has more than 30 years of experience covering a wide range of financial markets and instruments. After nearly two decades of trading and broking a variety of fixed-income products, Nick turned his hand to reporting and analysing macro- and micro-events in the fixed income and foreign exchange sectors.

Andile Khumalo

Andile is the co-owner and chief investment officer of MSG Afrika, a media and communications group. He is also the founder of MyStartUp, an online platform to find and assist entrepreneurs in South Africa. Andile was named one of Mail & Guardian‘s Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

Garth MacKenzie

A successful South African trader and entrepreneur, Garth is the owner of Traders Corner and founder and editor of BDTV’s Traders Corner program. He also writes a monthly column in Investors Monthly, and a weekly column for the Financial Mail.

Shaun Murison

Shaun has worked in financial markets for over ten years. As IG’s market analyst, he presents our CFD trading seminars around South Africa. He is a regular commentator on the local financial markets, contributing to CNBC Africa and Business Day, also writing daily and weekly market reports. A registered person at the JSE, Shaun is also a Certified Financial Technician (CFTE).

Mike Schüssler

An economist for over two decades, Mike holds a Masters in economics and is a successful entrepreneur, owner and employer at Twice recognised as a South African economist of the year, he has also been awarded small business and member of the year by the Johannesburg chamber of business. He presents economics in an understandable and entertaining style, and is a well-known economic commentator in global media and academic articles.

David Shapiro

David began his career in the markets in 1972, shortly after qualifying as a chartered accountant. He manages private client money and the Sasfin Met Equity Fund, a small unit trust which has earned three Raging Bull awards. In 2014, the fund received the Raging Bull for being the best South African general equity fund on a risk-adjusted basis, measured over five years.

David is a frequent market commentator on Radio 702 and SAFM, and also appears on BDTV and CNBC. His own show, ‘On the Couch with David Shapiro’, is broadcast on CNBC Africa.

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