About the Author

DR JACO VAN DER WALT

HEAD OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

 

 
 
 
Jaco heads up the Investment Management Office at FirstRand, working across the retirement, insurance and wealth management industries.  He fulfills the CIO role for FirstRand’s non-bank portfolios including insurance and wealth management. He is Chair of both the FNB Pension Fund and the RMB Pension and Provident Fund and chairs their investment committees. He also chairs the Balance Sheet Management Advisory Committee for a major SA insurer and is a member of the Thinking Ahead Institute, a global think tank. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto and a doctorate from the University of Pretoria. Jaco is passionate about better client outcomes and champions transformational change in the investment industry.