- Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:16
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HSBC’s David Faulkner was named SA’s Economist of the Year at the Thomson Reuters Africa summit in Cape Town on Thursday for the most accurate forecasts of 2016 economic data. Individual and teams of economists from SA and abroad were ranked according to the accuracy of their forecasts and frequency of participation in the monthly Reuters Econometer, a long-term economic survey for SA. The survey, which looks two years ahead, covers key indicators including GDP growth, consumer and producer inflation, the current account and the repo rate.
About 35 economists from banks, funds, think-tanks and other organisations took part in the competition, now in its 17th year. Previous SA Economist of the Year winners include Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation’s Luke Doig (2015); four-time winner, the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) (2014); Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) (2013); Dennis Dykes of Nedbank (2012); and Dave Mohr of Citadel (2010).
Here are the top 10 ranking of economists:
1. HSBC, David Faulkner
2. Meganomics, Colen Garrow
3. Credit Guarantee, Luke Doig
4. KADD Capital, Elize Kruger
5. NKC African Economics, Christie Viljoen (now at KPMG)
6. Capital Economics, John Ashbourne
7. IDC, Nico Kelder
8. BER, Hugo Pienaar
9. BNP Paribas, Jeffrey Schultz
10. Barclays Africa, Peter Worthington
Source: BD Live