Brian Yalla

Manager, Capital Markets

Brian is an investment and capital markets professional. At FSD Africa he manages the implementation of capital markets development initiatives and programmes in close collaboration with implementing and strategic partners including; governments, policymakers, regulators, industry associations among other stakeholders. Alongside the various stakeholders, Brian has successfully led in the design and development of some of the innovative capital markets development programmes and projects currently being implemented. Among Brian’s areas of interest are; alternative investments and maximizing their potential especially in Africa, Financial Technology, and leveraging technology to enhance the value proposition in capital markets, debt markets enhancement and sustainability, and sustainable finance.

Brian has previously worked at the Capital Markets Authority – Kenya, Kenya Industrial Estates Limited and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Brian holds two master’s level qualifications in Mathematical Finance and Financial Engineering in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics.

He holds the following professional qualifications; CFA charter and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) from the CFA Institute (USA), CAIA charter from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (USA), Diploma in Capital Markets and Certificate in Securities from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (UK), Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (GER). He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts, Kenya.