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ESG looms large for SA investment advisors and asset managers

By Hortense Bioy, Director, Passive Strategies and Sustainability Research, EMEA, Morningstar. How do publicly-listed companies deal with environmental issues and climate change? How do they manage carbon risk? How do they treat their workers, and do they have effective health and safety policies? Do they manage their supply chains in a sustainable way? Do they […]

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Adriaan Pask, CIO at PSG Wealth

‘Green shoots appearing in SA economy’ 

It has been a cold winter for the South African economy, but there are many green shoots appearing, says PSG Wealth CIO, Adriaan Pask. “I dare say, we are feeling excited about what may transpire in the months ahead,” says Pask. (more…)

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Global study shows South African investors prioritise sustainability

While sustainable investing is a trend that continues to gain traction across the globe, South African investors appear to have a particularly heightened awareness of sustainability. This is according to the Schroders Global Investor Study 2018, a survey conducted by global asset management firm, Schroders, of over 22,000 wealth investors* across 30 countries[1]. The study […]

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Ratings agencies likely to view Mboweni as ‘credit positive’

The appointment of Tito Mboweni as the new Minister of Finance is likely to be viewed as a positive by credit ratings agencies and markets, placing South Africa in excellent stead for reigniting economic growth and investment, says Citadel Director and Chief Investment Officer George Herman. (more…)

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Does your multi-manager give you added value?

All investors want market-beating returns, preferably at acceptable levels of risk.  Savvy investors also want good value for money because they know that fees can be a drag on returns.  (more…)

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Arthur Kamp of Sanlam Investments

Sifting the fleeting from the fundamentally important

Essentially, when there is uncertainty in the market around the outcomes of economic policy it can cause a lot of volatility in asset prices. So, the key thing is to keep an eye on those long-term values.  This is according to economist at Sanlam Investments, Arthur Kamp. (more…)

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Bridget Mokwena-Halala

How to plan a funeral and save money

By Bridget Mokwena-Halala: Chief Executive Officer, Assupol Life.  According to a study done by FinMark in 2017, 55% of the South African adult population have funeral cover. This stems from a long-standing cultural belief that a person should get a dignified funeral. The cost of a funeral could range from anywhere between R6 000 and R80 000, […]

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Nomura analyst Peter Attard Montalto

Attard Montalto appointed Head of Capital Markets Research at Intellidex

Intellidex today appointed Peter Attard Montalto as Head of Capital Markets Research to expand its depth of research and widen its client base among global investors. (more…)

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