Stellenbosch alumni ranked high by Financial Mail

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2015-06-04

Economics professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Prof Stan du Plessis, has been ranked first in the category Innovative Research Analyst in the annual Financial Mail Ranking of financial market analysists. In addition to his position as Dean, Prof Du Plessis works part-time as an economist for Prescient Securities.

Published last week, the Financial Mail's rankings, now in their 38th year, recognise the most successful analysts in the financial industry in South Africa.

Other alumni of the Economics department performed equally well. Deanne Gordon was ranked fourth in the Investment Strategy category, Carmen Nel and Ilke van Zyl was ranked third in the Domestic Economic Trends category, with Sonja Keller ranked fourth in the same category. And DeWet Schutte was ranked second in the Hotels, Travel & Leisure category.

The full report can be downloaded here. We congratulate our alumni for their fine achievements this year.

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