Nicola Comninos

Group Chief Risk Officer
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Nicola Comninos is the Group Chief Risk Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She chairs the JSE Pension Fund Board and CFA SA Society Risk, Governance & Audit Committee. She also participates in various industry committees, including World Federation of Exchanges Risk Working Group vice-chair, SARB Financial Sector Contingency Forum and Institute of Risk Management of South Africa’s Board.

With over 15 years’ experience in financial markets, her previous roles include MD of Nautilus Group, a Hedge Fund Platform; and head of various functions within the JSE including Group Strategy, Sustainability, Equities and Equity Derivatives and Business Intelligence. Previous industry roles include Investment Consulting and Life Investment Product Development.

Nicola’s qualifications include CFA, B.Com Honours and B.Com Investment Management degrees (both Cum Laude). She is IRMSA 2020 Risk Manager of the year and co-head of the Women in ETFs South Africa chapter.