• 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.

    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…

    08 Sep 2020
    How the new POPI Act affects intermediaries

    The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act came into effect on 1 July 2020

    How the new POPI Act affects intermediaries

    The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act came into effect on 1 July 2020

    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…

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    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.

    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.

    11 Apr 2020
    Finding investment opportunities among the many COVID-19 risks

    With many countries around the world in lockdown as they try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the…

    Finding investment opportunities among the many COVID-19 risks

    With many countries around the world in lockdown as they try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the global economy is facing an unprecedented situation of balancing health against financial livelihoods.


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