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To all Investment Analysts Society members

As Chairman of the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa NPC, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of two distinguished academics as joint editors of the Investment Analysts Journal.

With effect from June 2015, the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa NPC, as proprietor of the Journal, has entered into a written editorial agreement with Professor Christo Auret and Professor Robert Vivian, both well-known cited academics with professional reputations that precede them both.

Professor Christo Auret is Professor of Finance and Professor Robert Vivian is Professor of Finance & Insurance, School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.

The Investment Analysts Journal is the premier financial publication in South Africa for academic and practitioner papers. During the past year and after much preparation and background work, the Society elevated the Journal to the top academic tier internationally by entering in to a publishing agreement with the renowned British publishing house Taylor & Francis Group, a division of Informa UK Ltd, on agreed terms. The editorial agreement that the Society has entered in to with Christo and Robert is in harmony with our arrangement with Taylor & Francis.

The first issue of the Journal was dated November 1972 making this the 43rd year of publication. The Investment Analysts Journal shall continue to be published in three volumes annually.

To promote rigorous and appropriate academic research in the investment field the Society will continue to sponsor an annual award for the best article published in the Journal.

On behalf of the Board, I wish to extend our gratitude to Christo and Robert for agreeing to assume this prestigious editorial role and in addition I extend our gratitude to the University of the Witwatersrand for their support and encouragement.

A word of thanks is owed to Dr Heidi Raubenheimer for her past work as editor of the Journal and who has played a part in helping the Board of the Society facilitate the transition of the Journal to state of the art publishing.

Christo and Robert shall be assembling a review panel of peers and fellow associate editors who shall contribute to the double-blind peer review process.

The Board looks forward to taking an active interest in the progress of the Investment Analysts Journal.
Yours sincerely

Mark N Ingham
Investment Analysts Society of South Africa NPC
Registration number 2014/014810/08
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