André Kurten


André holds BCom Honours degree from UNISA and is a CAIB (SA) with the Institute of Bankers in SA.

André is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Financial Markets and has served as a Governor on the board for over 17 years. He has extensive knowledge of banking, treasury and finance products.

André worked in the treasury at Nedcor for 9 years, where he traded money and bond markets. While at Nedcor, he was instrumental in establishing the interest rate derivative trading desk. André worked at two major interdealer brokers as a Director responsible for Interest rate derivative broking.

André worked at ABSA as Head of their agricultural derivatives trading desk in 1994. During his time at ABSA, André sat on the executive committee of the SA futures Exchange Agricultural Markets Division.

André worked for the SA Futures Exchange for a year as Assistant General Manager responsible for interest rate product development.

The ACI Financial Markets Association recognizes André as a training provider for both the ACI Dealing and Operations Certificate programs.

André has been training for 16 years and is extensively traveled having facilitated workshops and training interventions for many of the large multinational financial institutions from introductory to advanced level in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Oman, KSA, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. He consults to a number of companies on treasury product implementation and hedging.

André has conducted over 100 ACI Workshops internationally with an outstanding first time pass rate for both the ACI Dealing and Operations certificate.

André authored a book titled “Introduction to Derivatives – A South African Perspective”.