Since 2001 Kevin has been employed as the Chief Economist at STANLIB in Johannesburg. Over the past ten years the scope of his economic research has broadened to include the G3 economies, as well as members of the BRICS. His research is largely used to inform STANLIB’s asset management investment process and he embraces the philosophy that everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. While at STANLIB, Kevin has managed an asset allocation unit trust fund for five years, winning the Micropal’s Best in Sector award.
Before joining STANLIB, Kevin was employed as an economist with JPMorgan Chase and also worked as an economist within the Nedcor Group for ten years. His initial role within Nedcor was as an Industrial Economist. This provided an essential base of knowledge on the South African and regional economy, before starting to focus more heavily on analysing the financial markets.
Kevin worked as a part-time lecturer at the Wits Business School for more than 10 years, lecturing on a range of academic and executive programmes, including the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM) and the Management Advancement Programme (MAP). He completed his under-graduate and post-graduate degrees in economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, specialising in public sector finance, and international trade. Although The Missing Piece is Kevin’s first book on the South African economy, he has published a number of journal articles, both domestically and internationally.