BR editor Adri Senekal De Wet and Paul Mashatile.
JOHANNESBURG - The Raging Bull Awards, South Africa’s premier event honouring the stars of the unit trust industry, this year, for the first time, includes an investment summit open to the public. The keynote speaker at the investment summit is Paul Mashatile.

Mashatile will address delegates today in Cape Town on “Transformation in the Financial Services Industry”. He served as the Gauteng Premier, Minister of Arts and Culture and is currently Member of the Executive Council for Human Settlements and Co-operative Governance in Gauteng; he is also the longest serving chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng.

Dr Iqbal Survé, the chairperson of Independent Media, will address delegates on Brics in his capacity as the present chairperson of the Brics Business Council South African Chapter.

He is one of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Member Advisers and on the Stewardship Board of WEF’s Shaping the Future of Information and Entertainment Initiative. He is a member of the G20 B20 Task Teams as well as the UN Private Sector Forum. Dr Survé has received numerous awards for business excellence, economic empowerment and philanthropy.

Chief economist at Economists dotcoza, Mike Schussler, will lead the Radical Economic Transformation Session.Chief executive of the Public Investment Corporation Daniel Matjila will address delegates tonight at the gala dinner.

The awards were established 22 years ago to recognise the managers of retail unit trust funds that consistently earn good returns for local investors.

The event is hosted by Business Report and Personal Finance, published by Independent Media, in conjunction with data-provider partners ProfileData and PlexCrown Fund Ratings.

More than 300 representatives of leading unit trust companies, boutique managers, financial services regulators and investment industry bodies are expected to attend.

-BUSINESS REPORT