Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 031 260 2572
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: J Block, Room 366


Dr Faeezah Peerbhai is a senior lecturer in Finance at University of KwaZulu Natal since 2012. She teaches postgraduate courses in Quantitative methods, Corporate Finance, as well as Portfolio Management, in addition to supervising honours, masters and PHD students. Dr Peerbhai holds a PHD in Finance and is the current Programme Manager for the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management (PGDip FBIM). Her research interests include Islamic finance, asset pricing, market microstructure, and exchange traded funds.

Academic Qualifications:

  • B Com (Information Systems and Finance)
  • B Com Honours (Finance)
  • M Com (Finance)
  • PHD (Finance)

Professional Qualification

  • South African Finance Association (SAFA)

Research Interests

  • Islamic finance
  • Behavioural finance
  • Asset pricing
  • Exchange traded funds
  • Market microstructure

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Kunjal, D; Muzindutsi, P and Peerbhai, F (2021). The performance of South African Exchange Traded Funds under changing market conditions. Journal of Asset Management (Forthcoming)
  • Kunjal, D and Peerbhai, F (2021) Investor Herding During COVID-19: Evidence from the South African Exchange Traded Fund Market. African Review of Economics and Finance (Advanced online publication).
  • Peerbhai, F and Naidoo, K (2015). Gold as an exchange rate hedge: Empirical evidence from South Africa. Journal of Developing Areas, vol 49, no 6 (special edition), April 2015, pp205-217
  • Peerbhai, F and Strydom, B (2018) Testing the International Capital Asset Pricing Model’s Relevance for South Africa. Journal of Contemporary Management, vol 15, no 1, pp525-550