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Chernay Johnson

PhD Researcher (UCT)
Management Committee Member (BER)


In 2017, Chernay embarked on a full-time PhD programme in Quantitative Finance with the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her research interests are around applied topics in financial economics, and she is currently focussing on the market quality of South African equity and derivative markets.

Chernay is concurrently serving a two-year term on the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Management Committee in a non-remunerative capacity. As part of the governance structure of the BER, the Management Committee provides strategic and market feedback to assist the BER in maintaining its high-profile contribution in the South African economy.

Chernay has close to five years of professional experience as an economist and has worked at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and within the finance sector. In 2016, the Financial Mail ranked Chernay amongst the top-three young analysts in South Africa, in recognition of her economic research on sub-Saharan Africa.


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