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Three investing lessons from 2018

By Richard Turnill, BlackRock’s Global Chief Investment Strategist. Key points We draw three lessons from 2018, a year in which navigating markets has been tough amid trade frictions, rising rates and some sharp turns. Equities fell, as weaker-than-expected economic data sparked growth slowdown fears. The UK’s Theresa May won a party confidence vote. The Federal […]

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What does 2019 hold for SA financial advisers?

What made 2018 a tough year for South African financial advisers were the uncertainties around the evolving regulatory landscape, the weak national economy and the increasing impact of global politics. (more…)

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Kingsley Williams, CIO of Satrix.

Index tracking – not passive at all

By Kingsley Williams, CIO of Satrix. When investors choose to track an index this is casually referred to as “passive investing”. However, this is a misnomer of note. A practice such as passive investing doesn’t exist; every investment decision is an active decision. Let’s have a look at some of the many active decisions that […]

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Climate Fund Managers appoints Lindsey Ord to the board of directors

Lindsey Ord has been appointed to the management board of Climate Fund Managers (CFM) as chief financial officer.  CFM is a joint venture between Sanlam InfraWorks and the Dutch Development Bank and invests in climate-related projects in emerging markets. (more…)

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PPS acquires Santam’s stake in PPS short-term insurance business

The Professional Provident Society (PPS), the financial services company focused exclusively on graduate professionals, has acquired the remaining 49% shareholding held by Santam in the PPS short-term business. (more…)

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How to approach your finances this festive season

By Lettie Mzwinila, Business Development Manager at Allan Gray. In the hive of festive activity, it’s easy to forget your financial goals and spend more than you planned. Next thing you know, it’s the New Year and the long month of January, with its all too familiar financial hangover, is stretched out before you. (more…)

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Theresa May Holds on, but What Does This Mean for Investors?

Theresa May has survived a leadership challenge called by Eurosceptic members of her own party and will continue to lead the United Kingdom as it heads toward Brexit. But David Zahn, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s head of European Fixed Income, warns May’s troubles are not over yet. He predicts further volatility ahead for financial […]

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Jayson O’Reilly, MD of @Vance Cyber Security

Risk, security teams must work together

By Jayson O’Reilly, MD of @Vance Cyber Security. Businesses across the board are facing an unprecedented range of cyber risks that could have catastrophic consequences. Moreover, there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution. The common maxim today is that a determined enough attacker will eventually get in. (more…)

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