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Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of the Witwatersrand

Thanti is a Senior Lecturer at Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand.

Thanti teaches asset management, risk management, market microstructure, investment banking and finance in the Masters in Finance and Investment, and the MBA programmes respectively.

Thanti also teaches asset and liability management and risk management in the Municipal Executives’ Financial Management for Managers and Executives within Municipalities programmes.

Both programs are skills training programs designed to assist accounting officers, chief financial officers, and section 56 managers to implement what is contained in the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003 (MFMA). Thanti has also published high-quality academic articles.

He holds a PHD (Finance) from Wits and is also one of a handful of Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) charter holders in South Africa.

The PRM™ designation is a globally recognized, graduate-level mathematical finance and risk management credential endorsed by leading university programs such as Columbia University Business School, National University of Singapore - Centre for Financial Engineering, Technical University of Munich - HVB-Institute for Mathematical Finance, The University of Reading - ICMA Centre, HEC Montréal, etc.

In his PHD, Thanti redefined and recalibrated entrepreneurial orientation (i.e. risk-taking, innovativeness and proactiveness) and confirmed it as positive predictor of growth, debt sustainability and consequently, asset prices.

This work may have particular significance for corporates seeking a competitive edge, sub-national and national governments, as well as the asset management industry.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer Graduate School of Business Administration, University of the Witwatersrand