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21 Sep 2020
Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the…

Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds are women. With an almost 50/50 gender split across the client base, a one-size-fits-all approach to advice on employee benefits simply won’t cut it. This is according…

15 Sep 2020
Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors…

Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% – almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%. This was revealed in the recently released Schroders’…

15 Sep 2020
Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the…

Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the rise of cryptocurrencies as a possible alternative to the current global financial system. According to Old Mutual Investment Group Director of Investments, Hywel George, Bitcoin, as well as a number…

10 Sep 2020
How too much choice is draining your brain

By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments From the words of Francis Scott Key…

How too much choice is draining your brain

By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments From the words of Francis Scott Key that dubbed America “The land of the free”, which stuck, to the unforgettable Mel Gibson monologue where an army of painted Scots were willing to trade their lives for the…

08 Sep 2020
Investing offshore opens a world of possibilities

By: Standard Bank Wealth International South Africa accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the world’s gross domestic products, or…

Investing offshore opens a world of possibilities

By: Standard Bank Wealth International South Africa accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the world’s gross domestic products, or GDP. Investors who therefore expand their horizons beyond local borders have access to the other 99.5 percent, which makes a strong case for diversification and investing in international markets.  There…

03 Sep 2020
Real-time planning tool gives meaning to integrated wealth planning

According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 42% of respondents believe that the way they purchase goods and services will fundamentally change…

Real-time planning tool gives meaning to integrated wealth planning

According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 42% of respondents believe that the way they purchase goods and services will fundamentally change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report revealed that 34% of consumers would be prepared to pay more for local products, 25% more for trusted brands and 23%…

03 Sep 2020
The burning platform for long-term insurance

Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer at FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything,…

The burning platform for long-term insurance

Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer at FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything, it’s exposed the shortcomings of the long-term insurance industry. Precious few insurers were prepared for a crisis that would result in a local and global lockdown, leaving many policyholders without…

03 Sep 2020
Five reasons to choose indexing for sustainable portfolios

By: Thomas Fekete, EMEA Head of Strategy and Products for Sustainable Investing at BlackRock Here are the five reasons why…

Five reasons to choose indexing for sustainable portfolios

By: Thomas Fekete, EMEA Head of Strategy and Products for Sustainable Investing at BlackRock Here are the five reasons why we believe sustainable indexing gives investors the clarity they need to build more sustainable portfolios. 1. Indexing puts you in control of what type of sustainable investor you want to…

01 Sep 2020
Six reasons why automation is poised to accelerate

By: Daniel McFetrich, Head of Global and International Equity, Schroders Automation has long been a feature of the manufacturing sector,…

Six reasons why automation is poised to accelerate

By: Daniel McFetrich, Head of Global and International Equity, Schroders Automation has long been a feature of the manufacturing sector, as companies seek to improve productivity, but we think the level of automation is set for a sharp increase as innovation sparks a new smart manufacturing revolution. In the short…

27 Aug 2020
Celebrating women’s month in a strange time

By: Jeanette Marais, CEO, Momentum Investments At the end of last year, we did not think that we would be…

Celebrating women’s month in a strange time

By: Jeanette Marais, CEO, Momentum Investments At the end of last year, we did not think that we would be in the position we are in now. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light some hard hitting truths about our world. For one, in many countries broken systems and broken…

26 Aug 2020
Looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis

By: Justin Floor, fund manager at PSG Asset Management Over the past few months, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak…

Looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis

By: Justin Floor, fund manager at PSG Asset Management Over the past few months, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak has shifted. In the early days, governments around the world hoped that by acting decisively, the outbreak could be put behind us swiftly. This has not proven to be the…

19 Aug 2020
Sustainable investing enduring through COVID-19 and beyond

By: Thomas Fekete, EMEA Head of Strategy and Products for Sustainable Investing, BlackRock Investor demand for sustainable investing is growing.…

Sustainable investing enduring through COVID-19 and beyond

By: Thomas Fekete, EMEA Head of Strategy and Products for Sustainable Investing, BlackRock Investor demand for sustainable investing is growing. From identifying and implementing clean sources of energy to emission friendly transportation and medical needs, vast swathes of industries are adapting to meet growing consumer demand from both individual and…

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