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Vuyolwethu Makanda

Fica consultant at Investec


FIca consultant at Investec. Through my experience I have gained teamwork, leadership, networking and basic analytical skills. I'm a hard worker who works well under pressure and I am also results driven.


Feb 2010Nov 2015

Bachelor of Commerce: General - Business Management

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Third year subjects include: Financial Management; General and Strategic Management; Public Economics; Economics of Financial Markets; Managerial Economics; Development Economics; Labour Economics; & Principles of Estate Planning

Jan 2005Nov 2009

National Senior Certificate

Grey High School
Jan 1998Dec 2004

Primary School

Grey Junior School


Registered Person Exams

South African Institute of Financial Markets

I have written and passed the following exams: The Regulation and Ethics of the South African Financial Markets exam, Introduction to the Financial Markets exam, and JSE registered securities trader exam.

Work experience

May 2016Present

Fica consultant


Client facing role where I reconcile, update and process client FICA documents to ensure Investec mitigates risk and adheres to the FICA regulation. Also provide FICA advice to internal consultants, private bankers and clients. A high pressure role, where you need to be able to multitask, work well with people and meet deadlines.

Feb 2013Dec 2015


Brand ambassador for PINK Brand Management

Part time brand ambassador for SAB and Distell brands. Was in charge of outlet activations to increase sales for a specific brand. Was also in the promotion(hype) team for the 2015 Port Elizabeth Redds Carnival.

Sep 2014Oct 2014

Research and Developement

Census research team for Perfect Solutions

Acquired information on half of the taverns located in Port Elizabeth for SABs marketing research Average of 9 hours of work, 6 days a week, for over a month

Feb 2012Jan 2013


Brand ambassadorfor CV promotions

Part time brand ambassador for a number of SAB brands. In charge of outlet activations to increase sales for a specific brand (outlet being a bar, tavern or club)

Interests and Activities

Jan 2013Present

Active forex trader (personal account)

Taking on the opportunity to earn profits by predicting economic outcomes. This is done by doing the following:
o Knowledge of varies markets on a broad economic point of view
o Continuously trying to improve my technical and fundamental analytical skills
o Reading on & watching videos on some of the FOREX trading experts

Nov 2011Oct 2012

Vice-president of AIESEC NMMU


Was president of the talent management division and in charge of the recruitment programme.

Feb 2011Oct 2011

Active AIESEC member


Subcommittee member under the external relations division. Took part as a facilitator for their community outreach programs. Took part in the 2011  National AIESEC Student Apprentice Challenge.

Jul 2010Feb 2011

Independent brand advertiser


Participated as a brand advertiser through network marketing. Had my first experience in networking by attending presentations & approaching people about the business opportunity