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16 Feb 2021
Transition management services partnership announced

Standard Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chicago-headquartered financial services company Northern Trust, to partner on the…

Transition management services partnership announced

Standard Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chicago-headquartered financial services company Northern Trust, to partner on the delivery of transition management services across Southern Africa. Under the partnership, Standard Bank’s clients will gain access to Northern Trust’s full suite of transition management services. Transition Management is a…

16 Feb 2021
Why multi-manager investing is popular

Multi-management has been around for over two decades. This investment management approach is popular among many investors because it promises…

Why multi-manager investing is popular

Multi-management has been around for over two decades. This investment management approach is popular among many investors because it promises to deliver smoother, more consistent investment returns, despite cyclical turbulence of financial markets. Given last year’s drastic swings in financial markets and continued uncertainty on how the Covid pandemic will…

15 Feb 2021
Tilting towards Value

By Steve Brice, Standard Chartered Bank’s Chief Investment Officer for Wealth Management We maintain a bullish outlook for global equities…

Tilting towards Value

By Steve Brice, Standard Chartered Bank’s Chief Investment Officer for Wealth Management We maintain a bullish outlook for global equities in general for 2021. However, we are switching our bias from a preference for the so-called Quality and Growth stocks to an increasingly optimistic outlook for Value equities.  At a…

18 Jan 2021
Getting to grips with private market investments

Investors put their money in expert hands to grow it through investments in shares, bonds, cash and property. These are traditional investment…

Getting to grips with private market investments

Investors put their money in expert hands to grow it through investments in shares, bonds, cash and property. These are traditional investment types available on the stock exchanges of most public markets. However investors can also choose to invest in alternative investments – available in private markets. This gives them access to investment types that are not available…

12 Jan 2021
Steven Nathan steps down as CEO of 10X Investments

After 15 years at the helm, 10X Investments’ founder and CEO Steven Nathan has resigned, effective 31 December 2020, in…

Steven Nathan steps down as CEO of 10X Investments

After 15 years at the helm, 10X Investments’ founder and CEO Steven Nathan has resigned, effective 31 December 2020, in order to pursue other interests.  This is according to a statement issued today. The statement says: In line with 10X’s succession plans, the company’s Executive Chairman, Henk Beets, will assume responsibility…

11 Jan 2021
Investment resolutions for a new world

By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management The importance of human emotions in investment decision-making is firmly established. It is…

Investment resolutions for a new world

By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management The importance of human emotions in investment decision-making is firmly established. It is often said that the drivers of stock market returns are fear and greed, and this is especially true in the current environment. In fact, perhaps the best investment resolution you…

07 Jan 2021
SARS is aware of your offshore assets

By Jean du Toit, Head of Tax Technical at Tax Consulting SA The days where SARS shuts its eyes to…

SARS is aware of your offshore assets

By Jean du Toit, Head of Tax Technical at Tax Consulting SA The days where SARS shuts its eyes to taxpayers’ offshore holdings are thing of the past. SARS is finally utilising the Automatic Exchange of Information regime to pin down taxpayers who have not disclosed their offshore interests and…

07 Jan 2021
Democrat sweep to open fiscal floodgates and boost growth

Democrats have completed a sweep of Congress following the double victory in the state of Georgia’s run-off election. Keith Wade,…

Democrat sweep to open fiscal floodgates and boost growth

Democrats have completed a sweep of Congress following the double victory in the state of Georgia’s run-off election. Keith Wade, Schroders’ Chief Economist, discusses what this means for the US economy in the near-term. The disturbing scenes of protestors storming Capitol Hill last night may have soured the victory, but…

05 Jan 2021
Characteristics of a quality, dividend paying company

Author: Robin Hartslief, Investment Professional, Marriott Asset Management 2020 was a turbulent year in financial markets, characterised by a significant…

Characteristics of a quality, dividend paying company

Author: Robin Hartslief, Investment Professional, Marriott Asset Management 2020 was a turbulent year in financial markets, characterised by a significant sell-off in February and March, followed by a sustained recovery. Globally, concerns around low growth, low interest rates, a potential recession and intensifying geopolitics increased market volatility and threatened to…

05 Jan 2021
Guaranteed investment solutions are an essential part of your investment portfolio

Author: Momentum Investments The effect of COVID-19 on global markets and economies has been far reaching and severe. At the…

Guaranteed investment solutions are an essential part of your investment portfolio

Author: Momentum Investments The effect of COVID-19 on global markets and economies has been far reaching and severe. At the end of March 2020, it was a scary place for investors. The magnitude and the speed of change in the markets were unprecedented because of the fear and uncertainty over…

09 Dec 2020
A cautionary tale about the vaccine-optimism priced into global stock markets

Doubts, however, remain. Will these vaccines work as advertised? Will they be immediately distributed around the world? The pessimists say…

A cautionary tale about the vaccine-optimism priced into global stock markets

Doubts, however, remain. Will these vaccines work as advertised? Will they be immediately distributed around the world? The pessimists say it’s too early for investors to celebrate – and in this week’s article that I’ve chosen, Pieter Hundersmarck, fund manager at Flagship Asset Management, warns that it may not be…

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%…

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