Niel Le Roux
Niel currently heads up the Cape Town Office of an Advisory firm, specializing in Foreign Exchange Risk Management and Derivative Structures. After gaining international experience with Credit Suisse, initially in London and later New York and Singapore, he returned to South Africa in 2009 and joined Barclays Capital in Structured FX Sales. He’s a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and CFA® charter holder. He is also a registered Dealer in the Equity and Currency Derivatives Markets on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Moving to a Front Office Dealing Role exposed him to a broad variety of clients ranging from Hedge Funds and Investment Managers looking for Analysis and Insight into macroeconomic factors and information flow, to corporations looking to hedge their currency exposure. During the years specialising in Foreign Exchange he has developed an in-depth knowledge of identifying and managing market risks. This, combined with his insight into the operational aspects of financial institutions, puts him in a unique position to evaluate the appropriateness of various hedging instruments and internal protocols that are available to mitigate the risks facing local corporations.