Investment

A brave new world

As we enter the second half of 2009, it is important to reflect on what has happened thus far this year. The first quarter was characterised by a continuation from last year of both equity…
Investment

The case for multi-managed solutions

The global financial crisis resulted in the most challenging market circumstances for both investors and asset managers seen in decades. As market noise and uncertainty increased and weak links in the global financial system got…
Investment

An Alternative to Prescribed Assets

We all know the conundrum. Transformation is a necessary precondition for South Africa to prosper in a material and social sense. Yet how do we invest in enduring transformation? Not the kind where the caterpillar…
Investment

Good time to consider Offshore Diversification

Current rand strength may prove unsustainable against prime developed market currencies, suggesting that investors should consider placing a portion of their portfolio offshore – even if they have already used up their foreign exchange allowance….
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…