Chairman of Grindrod Asset Management / Plexus Holdings
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Prieur du Plessis has 27 years' experience in professional investment research and portfolio management. More than 1,400 of his articles on investment-related topics have been published in various regular newspaper, journal and Internet columns. He has also published a book, Financial ... more

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Byron Wien Announces “The Ten Surprises” For 2013
Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, yesterday issued his list of “The Ten Surprises for 2013″. This is the 28th year Byron has given his predictions of a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for the coming year.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund
BLK BlackRock Inc.
BX The Blackstone Group L.P.
CDCAQ CDC CORP CL-A
CEW WISDOMTREE TR DRYFS EMRG
CIT CIT Group Inc.
CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EMB iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
EWP iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund
FNMA Fannie Mae
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOLD Randgold Resources Limited
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
IEF iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IYF iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
PCY PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
REMX Market Vectors ETF Trust
RSX MARKET VECTORS RUS ETF
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Work Experience

Trustee
Professional Provident Society Holdings Trust
July 2013 - Present (3 years 7 months)
Trustee of Professional Provident Society (PPS) Holdings Trust.
Deputy Chairman
Institute of Directors in Southern Africa
July 2013 - Present (3 years 7 months)
Member of University Council
University of Stellenbosch
April 2012 - Present (4 years 10 months)
Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee Member of Investment Committee
Non-executive Chairman
Grindrod Asset Management
June 2012 - Present (4 years 8 months)
President
University of Stellenbosch Business School Alumni Association
March 2012 - Present (4 years 11 months)
Professor Extraordinaire
University of Stellenbosch Business School
January 2011 - Present (6 years 2 months)
Chairman
Plexus Holdings
January 2011 - Present (6 years 2 months)
I am Chairman of Plexus Holdings, responsible for overseeing strategic investments in Grindrod Asset Management, Plexus Wealth, Atlantic Asset Management and others.
Honorary Consul General for South Africa
Slovenia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
February 2009 - Present (8 years 1 month)
In addition to my normal consular tasks, I am actively involved in expanding links between South Africa and Slovenia in the fields of business, tourism, culture, sport and education.

Education

INSEAD
IDP (International Directors Programme)
2013 / 2013
University of Stellenbosch Business School
DBA, Doctorate in Business Administration
1983 / 1984
University of Stellenbosch Business School
B.Hons. (B&A), Cum Laude
1980 / 1981
University of Cape Town
B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying)
1974 / 1979

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