Dr JD van Heerden

JD graduated with a Masters degree in Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI) in 2001 from the University of Potchefstroom (cum laude). He then started his financial services career at ABSA as a consultant in Portfolio Risk Management. In 2002 JDI joined m-Cubed Asset Managers as a Quantitative Investment Research Analyst. He accepted a position at FNB in 2004 as a manager of the Direct Sales optimisation department. JD then decided to further his studies in Investment Management and joined the Department of Business Management at the University of Stellenbosch in 2005. He obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) charter in 2007 and started an investment consulting business in 2008 together with the lecturing and research role at the University. In 2010 he joined the department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Stellenbosch as a senior lecturer within the Financial Risk Management division. He obtained a PhD in Finance with focus on Investment and Portfolio Management in 2014. Since 2008 he has published seven articles in accredited journals, supervised sixteen postgraduate students and presented research at a number of national and international conferences. JD offers a tailored research and consulting service to clients.  JD

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