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Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Johanna Kyrklund

Johanna Kyrklund | Schroders CIO Lens Q2 2024: Don't let 90s nostalgia extend to your investment outlook

"Stock markets have risen to new highs and some of the largest growth companies have powered equity markets while other markets outside the United States are trading at a significant discount to the US and below 15-year medians on most measures.…

Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Wendy Myers

Wendy Myers | How can cash help you take advantage of equity opportunities?

"A savvy investor understands the important role of cash when investing, and a cash solution that offers timely access to cash is essential. While you are invested in cash, you also want comfort that your funds are earning returns to contribute…

Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon | Avoiding the behavioral pitfalls of bitcoin

"Having attracted over a trillion dollars of investment, this article is less about the merits of investing in Bitcoin and more about how to avoid the clear behavioural pitfalls that lie in waiting should you decide to allocate a portion of…

Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Chris Smit

Investing in a world with a shrinking stock market

“The investment opportunity set in private markets is growing, and at present is significantly larger than public markets the world over. Institutional investors who have traditionally been allocating capital to only the listed market will need…

Wealth & Investments / 15-05-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Discovery Invest shakes up the market with R20bn investor windfall

"This data proves that our interventions are creating the positive investor behaviour we need as a country. We need to see that change in behaviour if we hope to reduce the proportion of people who end up relying on their families, communities,…

Wealth & Investments / 15-05-24 / Arjen de Bruin

Arjen de Bruin | When the boom goes bust, protect your profits by prioritising your people

"Following the Covid-19 pandemic, commodities soared, which surprised us all: the expectation was that there would be a more gradual increase in demand. Platinum-group metals went through the roof. Iron exploded. Prices rose across the board,…

Wealth & Investments / 15-05-24 / Paul Hutchinson

Paul Hutchinson | The more things change, the more they stay the same

"But in this sea of change, the one constant is investors continuing to act contrary to their own best interests. Further evidence of this behaviour has been provided by DALBAR, a financial services market research firm," says Paul Hutchinson,…

Wealth & Investments / 08-05-24 / Adriaan Pask

A big election year globally, but there’s room for cautious optimism amongst investors

"In South Africa, we will have to get through the concerns around the upcoming elections in May before our markets will find sure footing. Foreign investor interest plays a pivotal role in our market performance, and currently, there's a cautious…

Wealth & Investments / 08-05-24 / Tommy Jackson

Middle East conflict and market responses: what does it mean for investors?

General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO, Strategic Adviser, Duncan Lamont, CFA, Head of Strategic Research and Matthew Michael, EMD & Commodities Product Director at Schroders share views on the reasons behind the escalating risks as well as the…

Wealth & Investments / 08-05-24 / Duty Editor

Accessing buoyant overseas markets in rands with capital protection

"We feel these two options will offer a clear choice for those looking for a level of certainty as these options offer a degree of capital protection using proven indexes that package together some of the top performing global companies balanced…

Wealth & Investments / 08-05-24 / Felix Odey

Felix Odey | Can we feed the world and meet climate targets?

"The crux of the investment case for sustainable food and water is that demand will continue to grow, land usage will become more competitive and food production will become increasingly challenged, by desertification, declining soil quality,…

Wealth & Investments / 02-05-24 / Michael Denenga & Ashford Nyatsumba

Narrative critical in investment landscape as fund managers pursue exit longevity

"What began as isolated cases has morphed into a steady stream of capital deployment, with development capital now representing an important source of funding in a constrained market versus the heady years of 2021 and 2022," says Michael Denenga,…

Wealth & Investments / 24-04-24 / Tommy Jackson

Fund managers demand greater flexibility as new capital streams emerge

"For some time, Mauritius has been a leading market for investors with an Africa mandate. The island’s favourable exchange controls, 46 double taxation treaties, policy support, and experienced financial services sector have made it the most…

Wealth & Investments / 24-04-24 / Nirdev Desai

Nirdev Desai | Even Warren Buffet is sitting on piles of cash – but what are the risks?

"If you intend to include cash holdings in your portfolio, then it's critical to acknowledge that cash is not always a failsafe option, and that guarantees are (at best) only as good as the word of the guarantor. So it's important to understand…

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