Nerina Visser

President

Nerina Visser

President
CFA Society South Africa

Biography

Nerina Visser is an ETF Strategist and Advisor, offering consulting services to the investment industry, financial advisors and private individuals with a special focus on Exchange Traded Products, benchmark indices and rules-based investment solutions. She is the director of the etfSA Portfolio Management Company, where she oversees the management of specialist investment portfolios of Exchange Traded Products for a broad range of clients – from large institutions, retirement funds and trusts, to private individuals.

She serves as President on the board of the CFA Society South Africa, as chairperson of the ASISA ETF Standing Committee, as a member of the JSE Issuer Regulation Advisory Committee and is one of the founders of the the Women in ETFs – South Africa Chapter. She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Collective Insight publication and is a retirement fund trustee.

She is a regular commentator on media channels such as Business Day TV, CNBC Africa, Moneyweb, RSG, kykNET and ClassicFM, co-host of the ETF Investor show on Business Day TV, and a seasoned speaker at conferences, seminars and workshops, in South Africa, throughout Africa and on the global stage.

Nerina holds a BSc in Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Stellenbosch, an MBA specializing in Finance from the Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.

Some of her accomplishments including being recognized by the Financial Mail in their Analyst of the Year Awards in the category of Quantitative Analysis, Risk Management and Innovation Research, including the top rated quant in 2006. In 2010, Nerina was recognized by CEO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women In Business and Government in the Financial Services (Banking) category in South Africa, and in 2008 she was awarded the Volunteer of the Year in the EMEA region by CFA Institute.

She is the former Head of Beta Solutions and ETFs at Nedbank Capital where she was responsible, among others, for the BettaBeta range of Exchange Traded Funds, from its inception in 2009 to the end of 2014.