Chris is the Executive Chairman of Impact Investment Africa, a registered Asset Manager headquartered in Botswana.
Previously, Chris was a Senior Financial Economist at Absa Capital and subsequently was the Chief Strategist at Investment Solutions. His career at Absa and Investment Solution spanned 17 years. He then had a brief stint at Standard Bank Wealth and Investment as their Global Market Strategist. After leaving Standard Bank, he joined the Leapfrog Group where he remains a non-executive director. He subsequently moved to set up Impact Investment Africa in mid 2017.
His main research focus has been the effects of economic and political factors on financial markets. His research scope involved both South African and global financial markets. The implications of economic and political factors on investment performance has consequently been another key research focus area. Chris also has extensive experience in asset allocation and portfolio management.
Chris has also been a commentator on market and economic issues and is well renowned for sharing his analysis in the media. He is also a sought after speaker at conferences where he has presented numerous papers both in South Africa and Internationally.
In 2014, Chris co-authored a book entitled ‘Half Way There’ with Glenn Silverman, which outlined the findings of research trips made to the five BRICS countries, their relationships with the rest of the world and the investment prospects from a long-term perspective.
Chris is a former volunteer with St John Ambulance Brigade where he was the South African
Commander. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand and holds a BComm and HDipEd.