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How multi-asset funds can help manage wealth-destroying behaviour

By Jac de Wet, Head of Sales: Southern Regions, PSG Wealth. As investors, we are often our own worst enemies. Although most investors often blame the market for not meeting their investment goals, the reality is that it’s often due to their own behaviour. The good news is that such behaviour can be managed by […]

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Chris Newson

Chris Newson joins Investec Asset Management

Following the recent hire of private equity Managing Principal Peter Baird, Investec Asset Management announced today that Chris Newson has been appointed as Director of Private Markets for the firm. (more…)

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The 10 key themes investors must not ignore in 2017

By Marianna Georgakopoulou Head of Asset Allocation at Ashburton Investments.  Global macro indicators are currently strong, with a clear cyclical recovery underway in most regions of the world. In particular, industrial and consumer survey data in the US is extremely positive. However, we are cognisant expectations are high for a continuation of this economic strength, […]

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Errol Shear

Sasfin Wealth appoints Errol Shear as Head of Value Equity and Absolute Return

Sasfin Wealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Errol Shear to the position of Head of Value Equity and Absolute Return. Shear will assume the position on 02 May 2017. Shear brings considerable experience to the role and has had an extensive career, most recently as the CIO at Absa Asset Management. (more…)

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Mokgatla Madisha

Cabinet Reshuffle: how it impacts you

“Don’t get distracted, focus on the fundamentals,” says Mokgatla Madisha, Head of Fixed Interest at Sanlam Investment Management. The political situation in South Africa has been fluid for quite some time so the events of last week are not all that surprising. They serve merely to distract government and business from focusing on the real […]

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Financial planning considerations when investing offshore

By Andrew Brotchie, MD of Glacier International. Investors wanting offshore exposure have various routes they can take – including rand-denominated funds and asset swap investments – but having decided to use discretionary savings to obtain direct foreign exposure, there are a number of considerations from a financial planning point of view that need to be […]

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Arthur Kamp Investment Economist at Sanlam Investments1

Sanguine US Fed waits on Republican fiscal policy decisions

The US Federal Reserve’s decision on 15 March 2017 to increase the target range for the federal funds rate by 0.25% to 0.75-1.0% was widely anticipated. (more…)

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Regard Budler1

Improving financial literacy in South Africa

Tackling financial literacy is a critical challenge for South Africa. We’re one of the most indebted nations in the world. The latest National Credit Regulator data indicates that 40% of credit active consumers have impaired status, which means they have in some way failed to meet their obligations, and the 2016 MMI Unisa Consumer Financial […]

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