Pieter Knox

Pieter Knox has over 19 years’ experience in the financial services sector and a Masters in Engineering.  Pieter has an exceptional academic record.  He graduated Cum Laude and received the town council gold medal award for exceptional achievement for his thesis on autonomous agents, neural networks and mechanics (M Eng (Electronic)). He was also the winner of the national (South African) statistical project competition for 3rd year students across all universities, and also received the SCMB and Rand Merchant Bank awards for outstanding performance in the honours degree of Advanced Mathematics of Finance. Pieter is a qualified actuary (FIA, FNZSA).

He has a proven track record of innovation and flexibility.  He has successfully initiated and managed business ventures for blue chip financials, actively identifying new business opportunities and strategic direction.  He has extensive experience in data science, derivatives trading, investment product structuring, risk management and complex quantitative modelling.  Asset classes covered include fixed income, inflation, credit, asset backed securities, commodities and equities. Pieter has been instrumental in starting several new business ventures.  He previously held positions of Vice-President: Market Risk at Deutsche Bank and Associate Director at Macquarie Bank.   Recently he concurrently ran the interest rate inflation & prime basis desks and co-ran the interest rate options trading desk at Standard Bank.  Pieter regularly consults to major financial institutions in Australia.