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RisCura wins AGF 2017 Service Provider private equity award

Investment specialists, RisCura, have won the Africa Global Funds (AGF) 2017 Service Provider Awards in the Best Advisory Provider: Private Equity category, for the second consecutive year. RisCura provides investment decision support and offers a wide range of services to the continent’s investor base in listed and unlisted investments. (more…)

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How are SA funds positioned to withstand further credit downgrades?

Given the larger-than-expected shortfall in South African government revenues and an increase in foreign financing of government borrowing in rand, the likelihood of a local sovereign downgrade has risen further following the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS); giving rise to critical questions around how South African funds are positioned for such an event. (more…)

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Re-engineer retirement plans for better outcomes

Most retirement fund members will face serious problems at retirement, unless employers, trustees and their financial advisers focus on key levers to improve the probability that members will reach their desired retirement outcomes. (more…)

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More political shocks

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers. Some 50 years ago, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson coined the expression ‘a week is a long time in politics’. Faced with chaotic Brexit negotiations, backstabbing Tories and two Cabinet ministers resigning amid this scandal, current British Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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Ashburton fund recognised

Craig Farley, lead Fund Manager of the Ashburton Chindia Equity Fund, has been ranked 17th best emerging markets equity manager 2017 by Citywire, a leading independent information provider for professional advisers and investors globally. (more…)

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Bonitas Ask Afrika Orange Index

Hat trick for Bonitas Medical Fund

  Bonitas Medical Fund was recently awarded the Ask Afrika Orange Index for service excellence. This makes it a hat trick for the Fund this year, having earlier received both the Kasi Star Brand Award and the ICON Brands Survey award – both for the medical aid category. (more…)

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Insurance and holiday letting

With the rise of the ‘sharing economy’, many property owners are renting out their homes to locals and foreigners over the holiday season, with platforms such as Airbnb, Houseswop and local variants such as Wheretostay making it easy. (more…)

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Monarch & Co on options for individuals should South Africans working overseas have to pay tax locally as well

How countries ensure the success of Citizenship by Investment programmes

CEO of Monarch&Co, James Bowling says there are various measures that countries implement to ensure the future sustainability of their Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes. (more…)

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