Investment

Investments: The way forward

Personal finance decisions and providing financial advice have become increasingly complicated over the last decade. Changes in the areas of investments, fraud prevention, tax and credit legislation, to mention a few, have all contributed to…
Investment

Swiss banking secrecy - quo vadis?

For the past nine months the Swiss banking secrecy has been under enormous pressure from the United States, Germany, France and the UK. Some of these countries are demanding an automatic information exchange. Others have…
Investment

Investment Manager Exemption

Why are South African Fund Managers being chased overseas? Why is London the financial capital of Africa, rather than Johannesburg? Fund Manager legislation – tax and financial regulation – means that Fund Managers who operate…
Investment

Short Selling

Short selling is regarded as a controversial technique by many, particularly in times of falling markets. At the time of the credit crunch, National Governments around the world adopted different strategies to deal with failures…