Curriculum Vitae

My name is Wilson Mongwe and I come from Nkowankowa Township in the Limpopo Province (South Africa).  This is my Statistics and Quantitative Finance blog.

At this point in time, you may be wondering why I have decided to call this blog "Top of The Bell Curve".  The reason for this is because the content that  I post on this website may be considered by many as being  average, that is  being "Top of the Bell Curve". Nonetheless, I still believe that the posts I share with you is knowledge worth sharing.

I have written my CV below to give you a better background as to who I am. For my contact information, go to my Contact Me page.

Year Institution Result
2015 - present University of South Africa BSc in Computing
2013 - 2015 University of Cape Town M.Phil in Mathematical Finance (with distinction)
2009 - 2012 University of Cape Town B.BusSci in Actuarial Science (with a distinction in Statistics)
2006 - 2008 Bankuna High School Matric: 7 Distinctions; 95% aggregate and 100% in Mathematics
Year Publisher Type Title
2016 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Book  Modelling returns in South Africa using Jump Diffusion Processes
Year Award
2015 Co-Founder of MOTS Tutoring Company
2011 South African Actuaries Development Program (SAADP) Chairman's Award: Awarded by Cyril Ramaphosa
UCT Commerce Deans Merit list
Class Medalist for STA3045F
Best Performing Learner: UCT Student Christian Fellowship (SCF)
2010 UCT Commerce Deans Merit list
Class Medalist for STA2004F
Best Performing Learner: Leo Marquard Hall Residence (UCT)
2009 UCT Vice- Chancellors Scholarship
UCT Commerce Entrance Scholarship
UCT Commerce Deans Merit List
SAADP  Scholarship
Third Best Performing Learner: UCT Student Christian Fellowship (SCF)
2008 Overall Second best performing learner - Limpopo Province
Top learner in Physical Sciences - Limpopo Province
One of 16 learners who got 100% for Mathematics - Limpopo Province
Top learner in Mopani District - Limpopo Province
Top Leaner in Nkowankowa Circuit - Nkowankowa Circuit
Limpopo Best Matric Student from previously disadvantaged background - Grace Bible Church
Finalist for National Science and Technology award - South African National Department of Science and Technology
Year Activity
2016 Feb - present Quantitative Analyst at Standard Bank Global Markets
2014 July - 2016 Jan Junior Quantitative Analyst at Old Mutual Balance Sheet Management
2014 Jan - 2014 June Associate 2 at Ernst and Young ( Audit : Banking and Quants)
2013 Internship: Masters Level Winter Internship; Old Mutual Balance Sheet Management
Head Tutor: Statistics 2004; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Financial Economics BUS4028F; UCT Department of Actuarial Science
Tutor: Statistics 3045; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Life Contingencies BUS3024S; UCT Department of Actuarial Science
Tutor: Statistics 1006; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
2012 Head Tutor: Statistics 2004; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Statistics 3045; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Life Contingencies BUS3024S; UCT Department of Actuarial Science
Tutor: Statistics 1006; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Mentor : SAADP First year students. I was part of the o-week activities organizing team.
2011 Intern: Actuarial Trainee at Alexandra Forbes ( December 2011)
Tutor: Statistics 2004; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Statistics 1006; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Mentor : SAADP First year students.
2010 Summer vacation work at Deloitte (December  2010)
Tutor: Mathematics 1 for SAADP.