Monique Mathys-Graaff

Monique Mathys-Graaff

Senior Advisor and Public Markets Lead

Impact Management Project

Biography

With a background in emerging markets and multi-asset class finance (including listed equities), Monique works with institutional investors as they look to transition capital allocation investment processes that increase sustainable capital growth in emerging markets, while maintaining client risk-return targets. Her role also includes helping investors to link their management of impact processes to a system of standards used to assess their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

 

Monique was previously the Head of Investment Project Development at the Public Investment Corporation, where she focused on linking macroeconomic drivers with investment strategies to optimise asset allocation decisions to improve the sustainability of the $150bn portfolio. This pioneering research linked the impact themes of global sustainability topics to country specific priorities in South Africa. 

 

Monique has been an integral part of developing greater sustainability in the capital markets system in South Africa and Africa, by contributing to the creation of innovative finance instruments with relevant impact management practices. In recognition of this contribution, she is part of the 12th cohort of fellows for ASPEN’s African Leadership Initiative SA. She is also a founding Trustee of the South Africa National Advisory Board for the GSG and a board member of the Southern Africa chapter of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance. 

 

She completed her Finance and Business Strategy degree with Honours at the University of Cape Town, is CFA certified and holds a Corporate Finance certification from London School of Economics.