Nicola Comminos


Nicola Comninos, CFA, is currently the Group CRO of the JSE. She chairs the JSE Pension Fund Board and CFA SA Society Risk, Governance & Audit Committee. She is the winner of the coveted IRMSA 2020 Risk Manager of the year and co-head of Women in ETFs South Africa chapter.

Nicola participates in various industry committees, including World Federation of Exchanges Risk Working Group, SARB Financial Sector Contingency Forum and IRMSA Risk Intelligence Committee.  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 including Group Strategy, Sustainability, Equities and Equity Derivatives and Business Intelligence. Previous industry roles include Investment Consulting and Life Investment Product Development. Her qualifications include B.Com Honours and B.Com Investment Management degrees (both Cum Laude).

Nicola is passionate about mentorship, and sharing her knowledge and experience!