SAIFM Financial Markets Journal


The South African Financial Markets Journal
18th Edition May 2013

Developments at SAIFM : September 2013

By Karin van Wyk

he following very well-received workshops were conducted with our eminent partners and trainers:

          • Two-day workshop: Financial Instruments: Andre Kurten, 29th to 30th July 2013 in Johannesburg and 31 July 2013 to 1 August 2013 in Cape Town.
          • One day workshop: Introduction to the Grain Markets in South Africa: Dirk Strydom, 11 June 2013 in Johannesburg.
          • One day workshop: An Introduction to Strate and Settlement in a Strate Environment: Strate training represented by Abigale Du Sart on 29 August 2013 in Johannesburg.

Readers who are interested in other workshop topics and would like to share their suggestions with us, can email

Further workshops planned for this year include:





Financial Instruments

Andre Kurten


15 and 16 October 2013

Fundamentals of Derivatives

Andre Kurten


17 and 18 October 2013

For more information on the workshops or to make a booking, please email

These workshops are offered at a 15% discount to members of SAIFM. For information regarding membership, click here or email


Various developments with regard to our current examinations have taken place:

  • Introduction to Financial Markets Examination: New learning material and exam went live on 18 June 2013.
  • Derivatives Examination: New learning material and exam went live on 1 July 2013.
  • Agricultural Products Market Dealers Examination: Planned for mid-November 2013. Please keep an eye on your e-mail and our website for the switch-over notification and final confirmation of the date.

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