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Making sense of shifts and swings

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers Financial market activity is often dominated by particular themes or narratives. Sometimes these storylines are created after the fact to explain random market movements, but they are often based in reality. Towards the end of 2017, the dominant theme was ‘synchronised […]

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Ashburton Investments partners with Fidelity International to enhance offshore multi asset range

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand Group, has entered into a strategic partnership with Fidelity International, a global asset manager with US$324bn assets under management.  (more…)

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President Ramaphosa: SA is creating an enabling environment for investment

  LONDON, United Kingdom, April 19, 2018/ — President Cyril Ramaphosa told investors and business leaders that South Africa is on the road to economic recovery as government is creating an enabling environment to boost investor confidence. (more…)

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Responsible investment: A set of principles, not a product

In an environment where listed companies are seeing massive share-price drops over claims of governance failures and health scares around the listeriosis outbreak, there is a growing awareness of a need for responsible investing – by individual and institutional investors. (more…)

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Optimism returning to East Africa

There is a returning sense of optimism in East Africa, and the investment community is gearing up to take part in the next chapter of the region’s blossoming. (more…)

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Say hello to automation – and financial freedom

It’s hard to develop good money habits. It’s especially hard when those habits include delaying gratification and cutting back on impulse purchases. When it comes to money, too many of us opt to satisfy all today’s wants instead of securing tomorrow’s financial freedom. (more…)

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Cashing in on your tax refund

Between April 2017 and February 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) paid out more than R205 billion to taxpayers. If you are lucky enough to have received a refund, you may have big spending plans. But before you splurge, think strategically about how you use your money and try to make decisions that are […]

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Are you a robust investor?

With volatility a more or less permanent feature of the investment environment, investors need to become more robust in how they approach creating wealth. (more…)

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