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2012

Financial Mail ranks UCT statisticians as best financial analysts in SA

The Statistical Sciences department members received several accolades at the annual Financial Mail analysts’ rankings of South African financial research. In this assessment the 556 SA financial analysts are rated across 40 research sectors by a confidential questionnaire poll of SA brokerage firms’ domestic institutional clients. The following staff/students in the UCT Statistical Sciences department received rankings:

Chris Holdsworth (PhD student) and Prof G.D.I. Barr were jointly rated:

  • First in the category Quantitative Analysis
  • First in the category Innovative Research
  • Third in the category Risk Management

Prof D. Bradfield was rated:

  • First in the category Risk Management
  • Fifth in the category Quantitative Analysis
  • Fifth in the category Innovative Research