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About Dura Capital

Dura Capital is a financial engineering and risk management company. We provide enterprise-wide risk management, capital management, treasury solutions, asset-liability management, credit risk analytics and financial structuring solutions to banks, insurance and asset management companies. Dura Capital also provides asset management and related investment services in African emerging markets.

Who we are

We are experienced risk management and investment professionals with both academic and practitioner financial services experiences spanning New York's Wall Street to African financial markets. We have extensive experience working with regulators in several jurisdictions as well as top global financial services audit firms. Dura Capital provides the right experience coupled with both local and global expertise to local problems.

What we do

Dura Capital provides financial services across banking, insurance, asset management, and corporate treasuries. Our services cover statutory, regulatory, and other quantitative areas from an assuarance and advisory perspective. These include risk modelling, independent model validation, pricing and valuation of financial derivatives and structured deals, as well credit risk modelling and impairment calculations (CECL, IFRS 9, etc.). We work very closely with clients to define and solve business problems.

Our expertise

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Dr Blessing Mudavanhu - Founder and President of Dura Capital Ltd

Dr Mudavanhu received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Washington (USA) and Masters in Financial engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA). Upon completion of his studies, he joined American International Group (AIG) in New York as a Senior Risk Analytics Associate. Following his time at AIG, Dr Mudavanhu joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Director in Global Risk Management encompassing New York City, London, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. In 2009 he joined African Banking Corporation as Group Chief Risk Officer based in Johannesburg. African banking corporation (BancABC) had operations in Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and a minority interest in a large Nigeria Bank. Dr Mudavanhu left African Banking Corporation in January 2017 having served as Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.


Dr Mudavanhu was Adjunct Professor of Risk Management in the Financial Mathematics Program at Baruch College of The City University of New York. He is a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Advanced Financial Mathematics Program in the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, as well as a Sessional Lecturer in the Wits Business School at The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.


Dr Mudavanhu has published in several mathematics and financial engineering journals including the Journal of Investment Management. He is a non excutive director at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as well as a non executive director at African Banking Corporation (BancABC, Zimbabwe).


Dr Mudavanhu is a recipient of the US Fulbright Scholarship and is listed in Who is Who in America.


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Contact Us

JOHANNESBURG

Phone

+27 83 215 9506

Email

info@duracapital.com

Address

1028 Sulgrave Road
Johannesburg
2055
South Africa

HARARE

Phone

+263 772 239 129

Email

info@duracapital.com

Address

11 Meadow Bank
Mt Pleasant
Harare
Zimbabwe

NEW YORK

Phone

+1 646 216 8689

Email

info@duracapital.com

Address

Bowling Green
1007
New York
NY 10274, USA


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