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James Travers, Technical Manager of Guernsey Finance

Offshore investing is ‘mainstreaming’

South African investment fund managers are moving fast to meet investor demand for offshore diversification – and competition is growing from international financial centres keen to persuade South African investment managers to domicile their offshore products in their particular jurisdiction. (more…)

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The offshore conundrum for SA investors

By Zain Wilson, Portfolio Manager at Old Mutual Investment Group. The recent announcement that South Africa has officially entered a recession, following two consecutive quarters of negative growth, appears to have largely reversed the optimism that took hold of the country following the change in leadership at the beginning of the year. While the global […]

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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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Reyneke Van Wyk

Global investing: No such thing as bad timing

Recent studies have revealed that when a disciplined approach to the regular investment of funds offshore is followed, the timing of these transactions is less important than many investors perceive it to be. (more…)

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Nico van Zyl, Director at Sovereign Trust (Mauritius)

SA investors following the money to Mauritius

Apart from being the highest ranked economy in Sub-Saharan Africa on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, Mauritius is attracting growing numbers of local investors through sheer geographical proximity and the ability to “follow their money”, according to Richard Neal, Director at independent fiduciary consultancy Sovereign Trust (SA) Ltd. (more…)

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Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth.

Key considerations when investing offshore

By Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth. It’s 10 years since the beginning of the global financial crisis, and investors are more aware than ever of how portfolio diversification can help protect their investments. These days, a diversified investment portfolio should include both local and international shares. (more…)

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Local investors not deterred by turbulent investment climate

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry continues to attract steady net quarterly inflows as local investors seem undeterred by the current turbulent political and economic environment. (more…)

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George Cipolloni

Why SA investors shouldn’t fear international markets – or even Trump

South Africa represents only 1% of the world’s market capitalisation, according to the World Bank. Given this statistic, it’s not hard to see why investing offshore has such diversification benefits for South Africans. However, the uncertainty and unknowns of investing in international markets is still too overwhelming for many. George Cipolloni, sub-investment manager of the […]

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