Nicola Comninos

Chief Risk Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Nicola Comninos, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is currently the Chief Risk Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She is the chairman of the JSE Pension Fund Board; the non-executive chairman of a Fintech start-up; and holds various directorship positions for Nautilus Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE Group. She represents the JSE on various industry committees, including the WFE (World Federation of Exchanges) Enterprise Risk Working Group and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Financial Sector Contingency Forum (FSCF).

With 14 years’ experience in financial markets, her previous roles include Managing Director of Nautilus Group, a Hedge Fund Platform; Head of JSE Group Strategy, Sustainability and Key Client Relationship Management (sell side, buy side, listed corporates coverage and the JSE Cape Town office); Head of JSE Equities and Equity Derivatives markets; Head of the JSE Transformation Office (strategic cost management); and Head of Business Intelligence, Financial and Pricing Analysis (statistics and pricing). Previous market roles include Investment Consulting at acsis Limited and Life Investment Product Development at mCubed Life.

Her qualifications include B.Com Honours and B.Com Investment Management degrees (both Cum Laude). She is a member of The Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA); CFA Institute; the CFA South Africa Society; the Women in ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) chapter and the Institute of Directors of SA (IoDSA). She is married and has two sons.