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Peter Moyo

Final countdown to Old Mutual Limited listing on African stock exchanges

Ahead of the primary listing of Old Mutual Limited (OML) in the continent of its origin next week, Old Mutual said it was taking the final steps to ensure its successful debut as a stand-alone business on several stock exchanges in Africa on Tuesday, 26 June. “The table is set for this historic event. We […]

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Reaction to NHI proposals following the Minister’s comments today

By Neil Kirby, head of healthcare and life sciences law at Werksmans Attorneys   The Minister of Health has described the advent of national health insurance or NHI as the land issue in the healthcare sector.  Today, the Minister announced the introduction of two Bills to herald the introduction, into law, of the NHI. The two […]

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Market conditions starting to favour active managers

By Anthony Torr, Investment Strategist & Research Analyst, Stonehage Fleming Investment Management (South Africa) Active managers have historically performed better on a relative basis when intra-market correlations are lower, dispersion levels are higher, and market leadership is not excessively concentrated. The first two points are true because they increase the managers’ opportunity set to generate […]

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Jonathan Sieff

Sasfin Wealth appoints Jonathan Sieff as Senior Portfolio Manager

Sasfin Wealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Sieff as a Senior Portfolio Manager, based at its Cape Town offices. Sieff brings considerable experience to the role, having accumulated more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, predominantly in the wealth and asset management and private equity industries. Sieff joins from Ashburton Investments, […]

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Andrew Kurten

Award-winning adviser joins PSG Wealth

PSG Wealth Melrose Arch is pleased to announce that Wealth Manager Andrew Kurten has joined the office. Andrew is regarded as one of the top wealth managers in the country, with various awards and achievements behind his name. He has 15 years of experience in the banking industry and is skilled in portfolio management, financial planning, and retirement […]

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Does your retirement fund work for millennials?

Millennials, an increasing portion of today’s workforce, are set to shape the world of work for many years to come. Katherine Barker, Head of the Momentum FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds, says that retirement fund solutions need to be flexible enough to address the specific needs of this rapidly-evolving workplace demographic. (more…)

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Business Concept

Standard Bank and Merchant Capital provide SME lending solution

Standard Bank has joined forces with Merchant Capital to provide an innovative working capital solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by enabling them to access upfront cash advances which are repaid via their incoming point-of-sale receipts. The new financing solution will be called Merchant Capital Advance in collaboration with Standard Bank, and is targeted […]

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Joseph Little, Chief Global Strategist at HSBC Global Asset Management

Mid-year review: Outlook good for US

HSBC Global Asset Management recently published its mid-year review in which it notes that after near universal growth throughout 2017, divergence has returned.  While the outlook for the US is good, HSBC is less positive about Europe and Japan.  In its opinion, emerging markets – especially  those in Asia – look to remain strong. “We […]

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