Alexander Forbes Investments appoints Isaah Mhlanga as Executive Chief Economist.

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Jul 18, 2018 in General

Johannesburg – 17 July 2018 – Alexander Forbes Investments has appointed Isaah Mhlanga as the new Executive Chief Economist to serve on its executive committee (EXCO). Mhlanga takes over from Lesiba Mothata who has since moved into a more business role within the firm as Chief Client Officer. Lesiba remains an EXCO member with full profit and loss management responsibilities for the client channels business unit.

Mhlanga joins Alexander Forbes Investments from Rand Merchant Bank where he served as an economist.  At an executive level, Mhlanga will be responsible for crafting a framework of identifying macro-economic risks and opportunities which will benefit the business, its clients and investment processes.

He will contribute to the execution of strategic objectives that is in line with the priorities of the Alexander Forbes group and in line with driving the Living*Investing approach internally and externally to the organisation.

 Mhlanga previously worked in various senior roles as an economist at Absa Capital, National Treasury and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has also lectured in both part and full-time capacities at the University of Johannesburg.

Mhlanga has a B.Com in Economics and Econometrics, a B.Com (Honours) in Econometrics and an M.Com in Financial Economics.

Leon Greyling, Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Forbes Investments, says Mhlanga will join the Executive Committee of Alexander Forbes Investments where his strategic insights will be crucial to the successful implementation of the Living*Investing investment process.

“We are pleased to welcome Mhlanga to Alexander Forbes Investments. His wealth of experience and insights into the macro-economic and investment space will be invaluable as we integrate our advice and investment excellence capabilities to ensure we secure our clients’ financial well-being,” says Greyling.

Our approach adapts as markets change to create a degree of certainty

Living*Investing, our risk-led investment approach, aims to limit drawdowns compared to market-linked investment portfolios. This means the investment can grow off a higher base, and over time, meaningfully outperform the market. We are giving our investors a future they can look forward to, ending the associated fear and anxiety of the ups and downs of rollercoaster markets. Our approach uniquely links advice to investment management. We enable direction and focus, reshaping the investment industry with our bold and decisive actions.  We do this in pursuit of certainty.

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Alexander Forbes Investments was established in 1997. We are a forward-thinking and trusted global investment provider, with roots in Africa. In pursuit of certainty we set out to understand our retail and institutional clients’ circumstances and risk tolerance to set clear goals. Our adaptive investment approach, called Living*Investing allows us to maximise opportunity and minimise risk at every stage of the investment cycle.

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