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Tharisa plc lists on A2X today

The shares of Tharisa plc (share code: THA), with a market cap of R4.5 billion, become available for trade on A2X Markets today. (more…)

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Floris Slabbert

Save money by topping-up your retirement annuity – or by investing today

As the end of the South African tax year approaches, you have the opportunity to get a contribution to your retirement savings from the government. One way to do so is by topping up your retirement annuity (RA) or by investing in a new RA if you haven’t yet. Not only will you reduce your […]

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Investors forecast returns of 9.9% – millennials expect more

A major global study conducted by Schroders has found investors expect their portfolios to return nearly 10% annually over the next five years. (more…)

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Global equity markets: What’s in store for 2019

2018 was the S&P 500’s worst year (-6.2% YoY) since 2008, while the MSCI World Equity Index dropped 10.4% YoY. For the first time in years, all major global asset classes produced negative real returns. Emerging markets (EMs) bore the brunt of the risk-off environment, with the JSE All Share Index closing 2018 with a […]

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Sasfin Asset Managers win big at the 2019 Raging Bull Awards!

A combination of pragmatic asset allocation, the flexibility to find and act on opportunities as well as being mindful of the associated investment risks has ensured that the Sasfin BCI Flexible Income Fund achieved an award-winning 42.1% cumulative return over three years ending December 2018. (more…)

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Dr Adrian Saville

The key question for successful investing

Dr Adrian Saville, Chief Executive, Cannon Asset Managers. Many investors ask, “How much money can I make?” before taking an investment position. (more…)

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Savvy investors should plan for hedge fund turnaround

Hedge funds in South Africa account for less than 1% of the total assets managed and have experienced a beating of late, with significant outflows and some much-publicised withdrawals. Yet, according to Novare Investments, hedge funds remain a key part of any well-diversified portfolio and, although contrary to popular opinion, now may well be a […]

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Donald Trump and trade with Africa

Policy uncertainty, slower growth may present investors with opportunity

By Kathy Davey, head of equity research at Ashburton Investments.  As global politicians, businessmen and academics gather in Davos for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF), our expectation is that the current uncertainty with respect to global growth will be a hotly debated topic.  (more…)

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