James Bernstein is the head of the Risk Management Unit at Genesis Analytics. James has spent nearly three decades working at various banks in London, New York and Johannesburg. His areas of expertise are risk management, portfolio management and financial regulation, and he specialises in risk governance and conformance, in which he has vast experience. James also provides both in-house and public training courses on risk and regulatory requirements.
Prior to that, James worked in risk and capital management for Absa Capital, Nedbank and Standard Bank, and has also worked for Morgan Stanley, Bankers Trust and ING Barings. In addition to his professional commitments, he lectures in Portfolio Management to master’s students at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), as well as in Economics for Business to MBA students at the Wits Graduate School of Business.
James holds a BA in Economics from the University of California and an MSc in Economics from London University.