• Investing in the time of COVID-19

    As 2020 began, investors were hoping for a year of better global growth and corporate earnings, but that was before COVID-19 arrived. The virus will not only have an impact on how we live, but also on how we invest.

    19 Nov 2020
    Just thinking long term is not enough

    By: Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management Along with many others, we often emphasise the importance of not giving in…

    Just thinking long term is not enough

    By: Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management Along with many others, we often emphasise the importance of not giving in to your emotions and avoiding making rash, short-term decisions. Yet despite this, plenty of investors still fall prey to their emotions. So, what is the secret that sets successful investors…

    18 Nov 2020
    Inflation – the biggest destroyer of capital

    By: William Fraser, Portfolio Manager, Foord Asset Management Inflation in the US, Eurozone, UK and Japan has been anaemic, rising…

    Inflation – the biggest destroyer of capital

    By: William Fraser, Portfolio Manager, Foord Asset Management Inflation in the US, Eurozone, UK and Japan has been anaemic, rising on average just 1.5% per annum since 1995. In the mid-1970s, however, inflation had averaged 10% per annum in the decade to 1982. The genesis of that inflation cycle was…

    18 Nov 2020
    Don’t trust your gut (and focus on the end goal)

    By: Paul Nixon, Head of Technical Marketing and Behavioural Finance at Momentum Investments Following our instincts for investments often does…

    Don’t trust your gut (and focus on the end goal)

    By: Paul Nixon, Head of Technical Marketing and Behavioural Finance at Momentum Investments Following our instincts for investments often does not serve us well. The effects of fear and greed on investment decisions and returns are often reflected in the form of a ‘behaviour tax’. A behaviour tax is a…

    02 Nov 2020
    How do your clients’ employees return to work successfully after a disability?

    By: Elna van Wyk, National Head of Disability Management and Technical Underwriting at Momentum Corporate We should not underestimate the…

    How do your clients’ employees return to work successfully after a disability?

    By: Elna van Wyk, National Head of Disability Management and Technical Underwriting at Momentum Corporate We should not underestimate the physical, mental and financial health challenges of overcoming a disability and successfully returning to work, says Elna Van Wyk, National Head of Disability Management and Technical Underwriting at Momentum Corporate.…

    29 Oct 2020
    Ten vital life insurance insights for the new normal

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we knew it, says Discovery Life Deputy CEO Gareth Friedlander. “As our knowledge…

    Ten vital life insurance insights for the new normal

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we knew it, says Discovery Life Deputy CEO Gareth Friedlander. “As our knowledge of the disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly evolves, so too does our understanding of the unique risks it presents to your clients,” he adds.…

    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…

    28 Oct 2020
    Are you ready for the next normal?

    By: Craig Kent, Head of Risk Management at Aon South Africa, and Junita van der Colff, MD of Protean Business…

    Are you ready for the next normal?

    By: Craig Kent, Head of Risk Management at Aon South Africa, and Junita van der Colff, MD of Protean Business Solutions In a recent webinar, Craig Kent, Head of Risk Management at Aon and Junita van der Colff, MD of Protea Business Solutions unpacked and distilled some of the key…

    27 Oct 2020
    Private equity vs venture capital: How to decide on the right investment for you

    South African investors haven’t had the best time with traditional investment classes over the past few years. The JSE has…

    Private equity vs venture capital: How to decide on the right investment for you

    South African investors haven’t had the best time with traditional investment classes over the past few years. The JSE has underperformed since at least 2015 and, outside of certain pockets in the Western Cape, property prices have fallen when adjusted for inflation. As a result, alternative asset classes have come…

    26 Oct 2020
    How to encourage your employees to save

    BY:  Jac de Wet, a financial adviser from PSG Wealth Somerset West Mall Ring Road For SME business owners particularly,…

    How to encourage your employees to save

    BY:  Jac de Wet, a financial adviser from PSG Wealth Somerset West Mall Ring Road For SME business owners particularly, Covid-19’s economic impact has hit hard. Though large companies are struggling too, smaller businesses often have less capital or income to cover their overheads. The tough economic conditions may well…

    26 Oct 2020
    Should you tell your kids how much you earn?

    By: Kerry Sutherland, certified financial planner at Alexander Forbes Many parents are reluctant to talk to their children about money,…

    Should you tell your kids how much you earn?

    By: Kerry Sutherland, certified financial planner at Alexander Forbes Many parents are reluctant to talk to their children about money, but these are important lessons to help them achieve financial independence when they are older – even if you aren’t a financial genius yourself. As children get older, they notice…

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    13 Apr 2020
    Investors should keep a reasonable investment allocation outside of SA

    MoneyMarketing asked Roland Gräbe, the head of Tailored Fund Portfolios at Old Mutual Wealth, about offshore investments in the COVID-19…

    Investors should keep a reasonable investment allocation outside of SA

    MoneyMarketing asked Roland Gräbe, the head of Tailored Fund Portfolios at Old Mutual Wealth, about offshore investments in the COVID-19 environment and what form a global market recovery will take.

    13 Apr 2020
    SA’s Proposed Covid-19 Disaster Management Tax Relief

    The National Treasury recently issued the draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill (Bill) for public comment by 15 April. The…

    SA’s Proposed Covid-19 Disaster Management Tax Relief

    The National Treasury recently issued the draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill (Bill) for public comment by 15 April. The draft Bill, together with its explanatory memorandum, provides clarity with regards the tax relief measures President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 23 March.

    10 Apr 2020
    When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

    South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved…

    When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

    South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved to be most enterprising in acclimatising to challenges as they arise.

    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…


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