Mr Christo Luüs

Christo Luüs is a Fellow of SAIFM and holds a BComm (Hons) Econometrics from UJ (former RAU), as well as an MBL (Business and Investments) from Unisa.

Christo started his career as an economist with the United Building Society (later ABSA Group). In 1998 he was appointed Chief Economist of the Absa Group. He also served on the company’s Group Strategy and Group Operational Committees.

In July 2007, Christo left Absa to start his own economic consultancy, Ecoquant (Pty) Ltd. In 2008, Christo was named Beeld/Sake24’s Economist of the year.

Christo served as chairman of SAIFM as well as the Greater Johannesburg Business Chamber and represented his employer in various other business forums, such as SACOB and BUSA. He was the chairman of the Economic Statistics Committee of the Statistics SA Council (appointed by the Minister of Finance) and a member of the Central Council of the Economic Society of SA.

Christo co-authored books on South African investment markets and instruments as well as personal finance topics. He also has had many economics / investment articles published throughout his career and has been interviewed on various television news channels and radio stations.