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Top three tips for investing in a recession

The recent announcement that South Africa is in its first technical recession in nine years has dominated conversations from the newsroom to the watercooler. However, according to Herman van Papendorp, head of investment research and asset allocation at Momentum Investments, there’s really nothing technical about a recession and investors should stick to the basics to […]

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JSE Rand Hedges a poor substitute for a global portfolio

With local news agendas being dominated by the rand’s dismal performance, recent GDP woes and an economy slipping into a technical recession – South African investors are increasingly seeking shelter via offshore exposure. But with easy access to foreign markets, investors need to seriously consider the implications of counting on locally listed rand-hedge stocks as […]

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A new era for Sasfin

While Sasfin reports disappointing performance in the current financial year, new Sasfin CEO Michael Sassoon is confident about the Group’s medium-term prospects off the back of significant Board and management enhancements. Headline earnings dropped by 37.08% to R122.152 million (2017: R194.151 million), primarily due to a significant increase in the credit loss ratio to 197 […]

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Actively passive

By Sylvester Kgatla, Head of Absa Fund Managers – Absa Wealth and Investment Management. Absa Fund Managers has launched a plethora of passive funds. This initiative focuses on expanding the current offering in order to add to the variety of Collective Investment Scheme Funds (‘Funds’) that investors can choose from. With a full suite of […]

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3 important investing principles to remember when markets get scary

South African investors are nervous and for good reason. With a sluggish economy and weak Rand, worries over uncertain land expropriation policies and fears that the often market-leading US stocks are set for a correction, many people are wondering if they should sell up or stop investing. (more…)

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Black asset managers entrusted with under 10% of the market

Just under 10% of the R5 trillion managed by private sector asset managers is managed by majority black-owned asset managers according to the 10th annual ‘BEE.conomics – Transformation in South Africa Asset Management’ survey published by 27four Investment Managers today. (more…)

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Glacier’s AI Flexible Fund of Funds – a first of its class in SA

Glacier by Sanlam recently launched its first Artificial Intelligence fund – the Glacier AI Flexible Fund of Funds.  The fund targets CPI plus 5% over rolling three year periods and uses AI to diversify away human manager risk. (more…)

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SA banking system: Resilient financials amid a weakening economy drive our stable outlook, says Moody’s

Moody’s says in its outlook on the SA banking system issued today: We have changed our outlook for the South African banking system to stable from negative, reflecting our assessment that the banks’ financial metrics and creditworthiness will remain resilient over the next 12 to 18 months, despite weakening operating conditions. Slow economic growth will […]

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