The Society started life in 1968. Ronnie Bethlehem who was with UAL Merchant Bank, was the driving force to form the Society as well as the publication of the Analysts journal in 1972. The committee consisted of a mix of stock brokers and financial institution employees. Brokerage fees were high and the big firms were extremely profitable. They were thus able to pay analysts excellent salaries and often poached staff from the institutions.

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Investments Analysts Journal Winners 2022:

“The Impact of algorithmic trading on market quality:  Evidence from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange”

Author:  Aurélie Courdent, University of Witwatersrand

Co Author:  David Mcclelland, University of Witwatersrand


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Arthur David Thompson

R.I.P 27 November 1952 – 10 March 2024

R.I.P 27 November 1952 – 10 March 2024

27 November 1952 – 10 March 2024


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of IAS Board Member, Arthur David Thompson.


He bravely fought cancer with unwavering strength. Arthur was a valued IAS Member and served on the IAS Executive Board for many years, embodying honesty, wisdom and dedication to the development of the investment profession in South Africa.  An inspiration to many, and revered for his integrity and ethics, not only in the professional world, but as a colleague, mentor and friend.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, two children, and grandchildren, who will cherish his memory dearly.

May he Rest in eternal Peace


36th Annual Awards

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Presentation dates to members of the Investment Analysts Society.  Note – those companies who are participating in the CPD initiative via IAS are indicated with “1 CPD”, “CPD tbc” refers to those companies who have not yet decided. “0 CPD” – those companies who are not participating

  • 6 Aug 16:00
    Nedbank – Interim
    Webcast 0 CPD
  • 15 Aug 10:00
    Standard Bank – Interim
    Webcast 0 CPD
  • 22 Aug 10:00
    Metair – Interim
    Webinar 0 CPD
  • 23 Aug 09:00
    Grindrod – Interim
    In Person JHB 0 CPD
  • 23 Aug TBC
    Gold Fields – Interim
    Webcast 0 CPD
  • 27 Aug 10:00
    Sea Harvest – Interim
    Webcast 1 CPD
  • 28 Aug 10:00
    Bidcorp – Annual
    Webcast 0 CPD
  • 29 Aug 12:00
    Murray & Roberts – Annual
    In Person JHB 0 CPD
  • 5 Sep 15:30
    Sanlam – Interim
    In Person/Webcast 1 CPD
  • 10 Sep 10:00
    Libstar – Interim
    Webcast 1 CPD
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