Today’s Millionaire – Prof. Mthuli Ncube

Prof Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist of Africa Development Bank


PhD (Cambridge)

Professor Mthuli Ncube  was the Professor of Finance at Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

He has extensive experience as an Investment Banker, and is Chairman of Selwyn Capital, an investment banking boutique specializing in Leveraged Buy-outs/Buy-ins. He is also the Chairman of Barbican Holdings. Professor Ncube founded Barbican and Selwyn Group of companies which operate in the areas of banking, asset management, insurance, advisory services, and private equity. Previously, Professor Ncube worked for INVESTEC Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Asset Allocation Strategy. He also managed Investec’s Global Managed Fund, an offshore umbrella-fund registered in Ireland. The fund had five other funds under it with investments in US, Japanese and European Equities, bonds and money markets. Prior to joining the corporate sector, Professor Ncube was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics, UK, where he taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in finance and investments, and general theory of asset pricing.

 He has written over 20 research papers in the area of finance and economics, some of which have won awards. Some of the papers have been published in international journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Mathematical Finance, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of African Economies, among others. He has also published a book “Development Dynamics: Theories and Lessons from Zimbabwe”, and has completed two(2) book manuscripts, one on asset pricing and the other (edited) on financial systems and monetary policy in Africa. Professor Ncube has been a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and holds various non-executive directorships in the corporate sector. He is also a Director-at-Large for the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi. He holds a PhD in Finance from Cambridge University, UK, on “Pricing Options under Stochastic Volatility”. His current research areas include both micro and macro issues, namely: finance and investments; asset pricing; outsourcing; subcontracting; financial econometrics; housing finance; organizational theory for corporates; organizational theory for the public sector, service delivery and economic performance; entrepreneurship and economic growth; exchange rates and economic performance; monetary policy issues; financial sector reforms, especially in Africa.

Finance; Investments; Portfolio Management; Asset Pricing; Derivative Securities and Contingent Claims; Banking; Corporate Governance; Financial Economics; Monetary Economics; Economic Growth; Governance; Entrepreneurship; Organisational Theory 

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