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Nazmeera Moola, co-Head of Fixed Income, Investec Asset Management

MTBPS paints bleak picture

The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, paints a bleak picture: the expenditure ceiling has been breached, there is no primary surplus and debt and guarantees combined are above 60% of GDP.  Not only is the market likely to hate it, but Standard & Poor’s may well downgrade […]

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Philippa Malmgren

Don’t let geopolitics blind you to investment opportunities

The world may appear fraught with geopolitical risk, but such perceptions cloud the vision of many investors who ignore the rich potential thrown up by the seeming disorder. Former White House adviser Philippa Malmgren, at present consulting to the British government, said a focus on quantitative analysis blinded asset managers to technological innovation taking place […]

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Five rental property buying mistakes to avoid

Praven Subbramoney, CEO of Private Bank Lending at FNB, points out five mistakes to avoid when choosing the right rental property: (more…)

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Reyneke van Wyk, Head of Investment Management, South Africa at Stonehage Fleming.

Why you should invest 100% of your surplus assets offshore

Wealthy South African investors should look to invest 100% of their long-term surplus assets offshore. This is according to Reyneke van Wyk, Head of Investment Management, South Africa at Stonehage Fleming. (more…)

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Fighting fraud in the healthcare industry

Fraud, waste and abuse are some of the biggest contributors to escalating healthcare costs in South Africa. Curbing their impact remains a top priority for Bonitas Medical Fund, says its Principal Officer, Gerhard Van Emmenis. An advanced analytical software system, introduced by the Scheme in 2016, is already helping enhance the detection and prevention of […]

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Duncan Dollman, Partner at Mazars

Listing on the JSE presents challenges for newcomers

The adoption of the King IV Code will have an immediate impact on companies planning to issue circulars on or after 1 October 2017 for the purposes of seeking a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). This is according to Duncan Dollman, Partner at Mazars. (more…)

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Justine Wyatt, Legal and Complaince Executive at Just.

Why medical underwriting in retirement is a good idea

Retirees draw down a higher percentage income from their living annuities because they are struggling to make ends meet, according to the Association of Savings and Investments of South Africa (ASISA). (more…)

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Melanie De Nysschen Bravura

Mandatory rotation of auditors too late to prevent KPMG scandal

The KPMG fall-out after the Gupta-related entity audits and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) “rogue unit” report must be the biggest scandal so far in the South African audit profession.  On 15 September 2017 KPMG CEO Trevor Hoole, chief operating officer Steven Louw, chairperson Ahmed Jaffer and five senior executives resigned “in the best […]

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