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29 Oct 2020
Looming US elections has SA investors looking for guarantees in their investments

By: Fareeya Adam, Head of Retail Product Solutions at Momentum Investments Achieving high-risk returns and retaining the certainty of guarantees…

Looming US elections has SA investors looking for guarantees in their investments

By: Fareeya Adam, Head of Retail Product Solutions at Momentum Investments Achieving high-risk returns and retaining the certainty of guarantees is possible Will Trump serve a second term or is this Biden’s race to win? Predicting election results and the market’s reaction to it is a futile exercise, but our…

13 Oct 2020
Are SA investors more motivated by money or morals?

Investing is a personal choice and a number of influences will hold sway over where people put their money. A…

Are SA investors more motivated by money or morals?

Investing is a personal choice and a number of influences will hold sway over where people put their money. A personal value system is one such influence and, for most South Africans, this appears to be non-negotiable. This is according to the recently released Schroders’ Global Investor Study 2020 –…

13 Oct 2020
Dealing with offshore estates can be complicated

With more South Africans moving assets offshore, many investors are unaware of the unforeseen tax and fiduciary hurdles associated with…

Dealing with offshore estates can be complicated

With more South Africans moving assets offshore, many investors are unaware of the unforeseen tax and fiduciary hurdles associated with ownership of foreign assets, according to Mandy Dix-Peek, Head of Old Mutual Wealth Fiduciary Services. She says that the global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this potential hurdle for families at…

28 Sep 2020
The real reason you should be investing offshore

By: Chris Potgieter, Managing Director of Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Securities Discounting for a moment the state of the…

The real reason you should be investing offshore

By: Chris Potgieter, Managing Director of Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Securities Discounting for a moment the state of the local economy and one’s particular socio-political view, the key motivation for any investor to invest offshore should be to have appropriately diversified wealth in pursuit of real capital growth at…

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…

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…

06 Aug 2020
Old Mutual Wealth expands tax-free options with tailored fund portfolios

Investors targeting a specific investment goal or wanting to diversify their investments offshore will be pleased to know that Old…

Old Mutual Wealth expands tax-free options with tailored fund portfolios

Investors targeting a specific investment goal or wanting to diversify their investments offshore will be pleased to know that Old Mutual Wealth Tailored Fund Portfolios (TFPs) can now be used for tax-free savings. TFPs are the Discretionary Fund Management offering by Old Mutual Wealth that creates and manages a range…

22 Jul 2020
SA businesses look offshore to ease COVID-19 pain, open new markets

The COVID-19 lockdown left a trail of devastation across entire industries – but it has also forced many South African…

SA businesses look offshore to ease COVID-19 pain, open new markets

The COVID-19 lockdown left a trail of devastation across entire industries – but it has also forced many South African businesses to look for new approaches and markets, with a growing number looking to establish offshore operations to create a greater range of options and opportunities. While numerous South Africans…

01 Jul 2020
DFMs key to helping planners meet post-COVID-19 client demands

Meeting client expectations will become increasingly difficult for planners who will face ever-more informed, risk-averse clients post the pandemic. It…

DFMs key to helping planners meet post-COVID-19 client demands

Meeting client expectations will become increasingly difficult for planners who will face ever-more informed, risk-averse clients post the pandemic. It may be too early to paint a clear picture of life post-COVID-19, but there’s an overwhelming expectation that this ‘black swan event’ will result in fundamental changes to the economy.…

10 Jun 2020
Borderless banking, for people who think without borders

By: Erik Olwagen, Head: Sales and Distribution, International Personal Banking, Standard Bank One of the many lessons that we can…

Borderless banking, for people who think without borders

By: Erik Olwagen, Head: Sales and Distribution, International Personal Banking, Standard Bank One of the many lessons that we can take away from the COVID-19 pandemic is how easily we, as society, can be shaken up when facing extreme uncertainty. Our freewheeling days may be over for the foreseeable future,…

09 Jun 2020
Investing in sustainability in volatile times

Taking up exposure to equities through a structured product is an option

Investing in sustainability in volatile times

Taking up exposure to equities through a structured product is an option

04 Jun 2020
Eight lessons from previous crises that apply today

By: Robin Parbrook, Fund Manager, Schroders Whilst the world is changing at a rapid pace, you can’t ignore the insights…

Eight lessons from previous crises that apply today

By: Robin Parbrook, Fund Manager, Schroders Whilst the world is changing at a rapid pace, you can’t ignore the insights from the past. So, having been investing in Asia for nearly 30 years, what have I learnt from past crises and how could it affect investment decisions in Asian equities…


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