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Mrs Oluwakemi Imole Adewumi

South Africa

AIMS South Africa 2016

Oluwakemi, originally from Nigeria, is currently a doctoral candidate of Economics at the University of Kent where her research interests cut across topics at the intersection of Macroeconomics and Finance, particularly macro-finance linkages, financial economics, and international finance. Prior to joining Kent, she was a Commonwealth scholar at Heriot-Watt University where she topped her class of MSc Quantitative Finance and Mathematics, graduating with distinction. She is an alumna of AIMS South Africa, where she completed a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences in 2016. Her degree was awarded by the University of Cape Town. She was also selected as a Mastercard Scholar. She graduated with a first class (honours) degree in Mathematics from Ekiti State University. During her undergraduate education, she participated in the National Mathematics Olympiad for Universities and emerged as the best student in the female category and second highest ranked student in combined category, winning a silver medal from among the 70 high-achieving contestants. She has worked as a member of the Finance Research Group at AIMS where she co-organized symposiums on the rudiments and evolvement of the application of mathematics to finance. While at Heriot-Watt University, she undertook her MSc dissertation with Genpact under the Scottish Financial Risk Academy (SFRA) where she worked on the Model Risk Challenges of the Fundamental Review of Trading Book (FRTB).

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