Things you may not know about your insurance cover

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Whether you’re buckling up for a road trip or getting ready for some quality time at home over the holidays, these facts about your insurance will help ensure you’re properly covered. (more…)

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How multi-asset funds can help manage wealth-destroying behaviour

By Jac de Wet, Head of Sales: Southern Regions, PSG Wealth. As investors, we are often our own worst enemies. Although most investors often blame the market for not meeting their investment goals, the reality is that it’s often due to their own behaviour. The good news is that such behaviour can be managed by […]

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France’s Presidential Election: The Closer We Get, the Less We See

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company. On May 7th 2017, French voters will elect a new President to succeed Francois Hollande. (more…)

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Chris Newson joins Investec Asset Management

Following the recent hire of private equity Managing Principal Peter Baird, Investec Asset Management announced today that Chris Newson has been appointed as Director of Private Markets for the firm. (more…)

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Six trading mistakes to avoid

By Grant Meintjes, head of Securities, PSG Wealth. The trading environment has changed drastically over the past 15 years. Today investors enjoy access to company information within moments of it being announced. (more…)

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Getting a mid-sized business ready for sale

Morgan Jones, Principal in the Corporate Finance team at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, outlines the imperative of exit strategy planning for owner-operators. (more…)

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Downgrades may lead to desperation and dishonesty

First Standard & Poor, now Fitch have rated the South African economy “junk” with huge ramifications for South African citizens, with the poorest of the poor being the worst affected. (more…)

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Financial inclusion remains ‘a work in progress’

On the surface, South Africa appears to be financially inclusive compared with other emerging markets: 70% of adults, for example, have a transaction account. However, it’s not nearly as inclusive as most mature markets, and serious and stubborn gaps remain, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group. (more…)

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What to do when the market drops

As an investor, the first action you should avoid when the market drops is panic. Never panic, this can only lead to bad decision making. (more…)

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UK snap election call catches markets off guard: Investors should act now

British Prime Minister, Theresa May’s calls for a snap general election has sent shockwaves through the markets, and investors are poised to seek out buying opportunities, affirms Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group. (more…)

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Adding energy to your investments

By Richard Robinson, Investment Manager at Ashburton Investments. The cyclical sectors which include consumer cyclicals, basic materials, financial services and energy have a considerable correlation with different phases of the business cycle. The defensive sectors such as consumer staples, communication services, healthcare and utilities do not. What scares many investors away from the cyclical space […]

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