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Derivatives Demystified | Part II
Odwa Sihlobo, Co-Head of the Multi-Asset team at Prescient Investment Management, unpacks how we shouldn’t overcomplicate derivatives – and why they should be considered within an investment process.
He’ll cover:
• What are derivatives?
• How and why investment managers use them.
• The risks associated with derivatives – and how to mitigate them.

Aug 10, 2021 10:45 AM in Johannesburg

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Odwa Sihlobo
Co-Head of the Multi-Asset team @Prescient Investment Management
Odwa joined Prescient Investment Management as Co-Head of the Multi-Asset team, where he’s responsible for leading a collaborative, cohesive and successful team, as well as for managing the Multi-Asset funds to meet performance objectives, advancing research efforts, and improving overall quality to improve alpha. With more than nine years of experience in the industry, Odwa’s tenure includes heading Alpha Labs for Prescient Securities for five years, where he was responsible for formal and bespoke quantitative research for South African institutional investors. This research included risk management, developing trading strategies, performance attribution, asset allocation, portfolio construction and derivatives hedging. He has also worked at Old Mutual in the Balance Sheet Management team as a quantitative analyst for three years, which involved post-retirement product design, product risk management, liability-driven investment, debt capital markets funding & credit risk management