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Companies / 15-03-22 / Tau kaVodloza

Ninety One hub empowers women to take charge of their financial futures

South Africa’s largest investment manager, Ninety One, has launched a knowledge hub to empower and educate women to make confident financial decisions for their families, their businesses, and their future.

Companies / 11-03-22 / Staff Writer

Russia's invassion of Ukraine threatens global food supply

"Russia's status as a key producer of agricultural commodities means there is a real risk of future food shortages. Russia and Ukraine together account for around 30% of the world’s wheat exports. Clearly, disruption to the export of wheat will…

Companies / 09-03-22 / Staff Writer

Barbarians at the gate: JSE mid-caps on the shopping list

We have seen a surge in activity as increasing numbers of South African companies are being delisted and taken private, says Justin Floor, Fund Manager at PSG Asset Management.

Companies / 10-02-22 / Tau kaVodloza

Zurich delivers one of the best results in its history

“Zurich has delivered the strongest performance in a long time, demonstrating the strength of our franchise, the quality and commitment of our people, and the benefits of repositioning the business in recent years," says Zurich Group Chief Executive…

Companies / 08-02-22 / Schalk Louw

General outlook for 2022: Adjusting your investment expectations

One may add South Africa to normalising economies such as Latin America and Eastern Europe, which became evident with the SA Reserve Bank having already announced the first interest rate hike (0.25%) in November 2021, says Portfolio manager…

Companies / 07-02-22 / Andrew Rymer

Analysis: Emerging markets’ disappointing year

"Emerging markets are a heterogenous group. It is nonetheless an important point, and understanding the different market dynamics is as relevant as ever,” says Andrew Rymer, CFA - Emerging Markets Investment Specialist at Schroders, one of Europe’s…

Companies / 04-02-22 / Staff Writer

Schroders bags "Best Offshore Far East Equity General Fund" award

"We have always believed that China represents a very compelling investment opportunity for those wishing to diversify their investments offshore. Of course, last year, China’s equity markets struggled to continue the momentum seen in 2020,…

Companies / 25-01-22 / Staff Writer

What investors can expect in the Chinese New Year

With uncertainty hanging over markets, investors need to tread carefully in the Year of the Tiger. But as Ninety One’s investment professionals explain, there are abundant opportunities too. They share their outlooks for the Chinese New Year.

Companies / 24-01-22 / Staff Writer

Lifting of local lockdown sees the rise of the "risk investor": Schroders Study

A snapshot of the data from the study reveals that in the wake of the pandemic, South African wealth investors will allocate more of their money towards their savings and low-risk asset classes, says Kondi Nkosi, Country Head for Schroders in…

Companies / 10-01-22 / Tau kaVodloza

Alexander Forbes Investments appoints Ann Leepile as CEO

In line with its strategy of strengthening its core capabilities, Alexander Forbes is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Leepile as Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Forbes Investments effective 1 February 2022.

Companies / 17-12-21 / By Duty Editor

AGCS appoints Shanil Williams to Chief Underwriting Officer Corporate

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has appointed Shanil Williams as new Chief Underwriting Officer Corporate.

Companies / 15-12-21 / By Duty Editor

Africa insolvencies expected to increase faster

The actions and culture of organizations and their directors and officers are coming under heightened scrutiny from a wide range of stakeholders, with litigation risk a primary concern, says Shanil Williams, Global Head of Financial Lines at…

Companies / 14-12-21 / Staff Writer

Frog Capital injects R260 million investment into Genasys

Genasys Joint CEO, André Symes, said: “Our platform and ecosystem have been widely adopted by forward-thinking insurance businesses who have bought into the need for agile, quick to change technology. It’s a mindset that is gathering pace across…

Companies / 30-11-21 / By Duty Editor

Investing for a carbon free world: Investors support an inclusive transition post COP26

There is a sobering and incontrovertible fact about the drive to net zero: any effort that does not work for the world's 7.9 billion people, most of whom live in emerging markets, will fail everywhere, says Hendrik du Toit, Founder and Chief…