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Three retirement savings myths debunked

By Nic Horn, Director and Regional Head: Durban, Citadel. Retirement is often painted as a harbinger of doom, with naysayers sounding endless warnings that you will likely need to cut out all of life’s pleasures if you’re to survive your retirement years. (more…)

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Is the equity party over?

By Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist and Advisory Partner, Citadel. The cracks may be starting to show in the ten-year equity bull market, but does this mean that the cycle is now over? (more…)

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The recession is over – switch on the lights

By Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist and Advisory Partner, Citadel With a positive growth figure of 2.2% for the third quarter of 2018, the technical recession is over. We can now switch on the lights and, hopefully keep them turned on, given the issues we’re experiencing with electricity. (more…)

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Citadel celebrates its silver jubilee

By Andrew Möller, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel. 2018 has been a big year for Citadel. As we celebrate our silver jubilee – twenty-five years of managing wealth and assisting our clients – we have also reached the R5o billion assets under management and advice mark. It is commendable that we’ve recorded this remarkable […]

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Nishlen Govender, Portfolio Manager, Citadel

Tencent – not just a dime a dozen

By Nishlen Govender, Portfolio Manager, Citadel. Since Naspers, the JSE’s highest market cap stock, announced in March that is was to reduce its holding in Tencent by 2%, the Chinese tech company has received considerable attention. Notably, Tencent shares have lost a third of their value so far this year. (more…)

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Women’s financial survival guide to divorce

Facing the breakdown of your marriage can be extremely painful emotionally, but with the right knowledge and planning, it needn’t be financially devastating as well, says Citadel Advisory Partner Kirsten Smit. (more…)

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Making friends of enemies, and enemies of friends

By Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist and Advisory Partner, Citadel. The policy response to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis set in motion the geopolitical trends that would eventually see the pivot from leaders such as Barack Obama, Gordon Brown and Angela Merkel to the populism of Trump and Brexit. (more…)

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Downgrade risk returns as SA enters recession

Poor GDP figures released today revealed that South Africa has entered a technical recession following two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth, heightening the country’s risk of suffering yet another credit downgrade in the second half of the year, says Citadel Chief Economist and Advisory Partner Maarten Ackerman. Numbers show that the economy shrank by […]

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