Xhanti Payi is a Researcher and Economist whose views are regularly sought out by local and international media.
He is a columnist for the Business Day and the Daily Maverick and has contributed articles to international publications including the Financial Times.
He is a sought out speaker across South Africa and an established and regular commentator on various media platforms.
Payi has been featured on Power FM and 702.
Payi started his career at Investec Private Wealth as a Portfolio Analyst looking after private client portfolios.
Following this he spent four years as an Economist at Stanlib Asset Managers, one of South Africa’s largest money managers.
In this role he researched emerging Africa as well as BRICS -providing research, analysis and views to portfolio managers, as well as clients and the media.
He also worked as Country Risk Manager, supporting the Corporate and Investment Banking risk function for the Standard bank group as regards country risk in West and Southern Africa.
With academic training from the University of Cape Town and the University of London, Payi is currently Head of Research and Economist at Nascence Advisory and Research, a strategy and research outfit he founded to produce policy and industry research and client advisory work with a network of specialist associates.
He serves on the advisory panel of the South African Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Gauteng Opera Board.