Intellidex expands global capital markets with appointment Attard Montalto

Posted in: Press Releases on November 1, 2018

Johannesburg – Intellidex has today appointed Peter Attard Montalto as Head of Capital Markets Research to expand its depth of research and widen its client base among global investors.

Peter will lead Intellidex’s coverage of economics, politics and fixed income markets in South Africa and the rest of the sub-Saharan region. He brings a strong fixed income competency to complement Intellidex’s existing equities research capability.

Peter will be based in London, travelling regularly to South Africa and the rest of Africa. He will interact with global investors, corporations and local financial institutions.

Peter joins Intellidex with 12 years of sell-side investment banking experience, during which time he became a thought leader on South African economics and politics, quoted frequently in global media.

Dr Stuart Theobald, Executive Chairman of Intellidex said, “We are excited to welcome Peter to the Intellidex team. Peter’s insightful and fiercely independent perspectives on policy and economics have long served investors well and make a strong fit with Intellidex’s research and consulting services. Peter will be working across our client base to bring his deep insights into economics and politics – so crucial in the run up to the elections in South Africa.”

Peter said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Intellidex. MIFID II is reshaping the research landscape, not just in Europe, as investors think hard about the type, quality and independence of the research they receive.

“With so much going on now in South Africa in the run up to the 2019 election, an independent offshore perspective is more valuable than ever to investors and other decision makers. The rest of the continent is also at a key junction given increased indebtedness in an environment of tightening global liquidity, with China and the IMF set to play a complex role in the future of those economies.”

Intellidex has recently expanded its global operations by establishing an office in Boston under the leadership Dr Graunt Kruger who heads Intellidex’s financial services strategy consulting. Peter adds capacity in Intellidex’s London office while supporting the capital markets team in Johannesburg.

RELATED ARTICLES

STUART THEOBALD: If only we could shrug off labels and base policy on evidence

November 11, 2019

The strands of ideology that shape SA’s political economy are deep. Sometimes we are not even conscious of them. One of the most important is Marx’s theory of history, a vision of the world that... read more

PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Action, reform, decisiveness needed, but pragmatism in short supply

November 4, 2019

Moody’s has been very clear that it is up to government now to consolidate expenditure and undertake growth boosting reform before February or … or […] read more

STUART THEOBALD: Investors’ eyes are on Ramaphosa over needed reforms

October 29, 2019

What is needed instead is evidence of genuine structural reform; the kind that will make analysts return to their models, change parameters, and deliver to their clients forecasts of better economic... read more