Thalia Petousis

Thalia joined Allan Gray as a fixed interest trader in 2015. She was appointed as a portfolio manager in 2019 and currently manages the money market portfolio as well as a portion of the balanced fixed interest portfolios. Thalia holds a Master of Commerce degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Cape Town and is a CFA® charterholder.

Articles by Thalia Petousis

Sitting at the bottom of the interest rate cycle, potentially for much longer

By Thalia Petousis on 21 May 2021

The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted in May 2021 to again keep the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%, its lowest level since the...

Where to from here for interest rates and money market returns?

By Thalia Petousis on 07 May 2021

Lower interest rates, although a life jacket for those in debt or with home loans, have negative consequences for savers. 

Anaemic rate environment for money market funds

By Thalia Petousis on 20 Oct 2020

We have undoubtedly entered a difficult period for money market funds, with the overnight repo rate at its lowest in South Africa’s history. Meanwhile, other...

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