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Talking Economics: Are investors complacent?

As political and economic uncertainty in South Africa remain a concern for investors, many have turned to global portfolios for a measure of offshore exposure. (more…)

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Elize Botha_MD of Old Mutual Unit Trusts1

Matching your investment goals with the right fund

It’s still early in the new year, a time synonymous with reflecting on last year and developing new plans for the year ahead. According to Elize Botha, Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts and Hywel George, Director of Investments at Old Mutual Investment Group, the same can be said for wealth-building strategies.  An astute […]

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The world in 2017

Geopolitical Analysis Platform, Stratfor, says economic frustration, a China in transition and a U.S. focus on pulling back from overseas obligations this year, will have an enduring impact on the global economy and international system. (more…)

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Life after ‘Brexit’

Global stock markets plunged after the result of the UK’s ‘Brexit’ referendum, but not that long after, bounced back.  That said, there is still a lot of concern around the UK leaving the European Union – especially for the longer term. (more…)

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Why structured products make sense for savvy SA investors

Until fairly recently South African investors were limited in their choice of investment products. Banks and asset managers offered a very narrow range of vehicles for people to grow their wealth. (more…)

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 Anton Raath, CE Glacier By Sanlam

The dawning of a new investment age

Glacier by Sanlam and Sanlam Investments recently hosted the 2016 INVESTMENT INTEL conference, a thought-leadership event where local and international experts explored pertinent investment industry matters. This year’s event was framed within the context of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development – a set of goals that aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, […]

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Two-thirds of offshore funds target UK

An increasing number of South Africans are sending substantial amounts of money offshore each year due to frequent travel, a greater appetite for offshore investing, business interests abroad and a growing trend to educating their children there. The UK has proven to be the popular choice due largely to the similar time zones and legal […]

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Could Europe’s economic recovery be good news for SA?

New research from Grant Thornton reveals that Europe is recovering from economic problems caused by the sovereign debt crisis. This turnaround will hopefully stimulate increased trade with South Africa. But FITCH and S&P’s downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to “negative” and “BBB-” respectively in June 2014 means South Africa is in for a […]

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