Business Talk – In conversation with Valdene Reddy

Valdene Reddy is the director of Capital Markets at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), a position she took up at the beginning of the year.

Previously Reddy served as Head of Equity and Equity Derivatives, for five years.

She also worked in derivatives at Renaissance Capital, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and was a finalist in the SA Chamber of Commerce’s Business Woman Of The Year.

Reddy studied at the University of Cape Town, where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Science degree.

In this episode of Business Talk with Michael Avery, Reddy talks about the impact of Covid-19 – big and small – in the market, which has left everyone in the value chain in an uncertain phase.

She said that Covid-19 brought about something she has never seen in her years in capital markets.

Reddy talks thorough some of the interesting challenges faced by the JSE during lockdown, including virtual listings, and AGMs, and how some of those innovations will likely shape the industry.

The listings expert also looks at how the bourse is aiming to bring in fresh capital, with new initiatives in the pipeline, while answering the questions about the impact that new competitors have had in the stock exchange space.

The full interview is embedded below. You can find all the Business Talk with Michael Avery interviews here.

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Business Talk – In conversation with Valdene Reddy