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Shari’ah investing, a form of ethical investing, is arguably a scarcely understood discipline within discretionary fund management (DFM), even by seasoned investment prof...


  • Economic growth and inflation rates revised significantly lower.

  • Tax revenue collection shortfall of R52bn in 2019/2020.

  • Debt to GDP ratio rises a...

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s second Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) paints a stark financial picture. The consolidated deficit numbers for next year, the 2...

The rand lost 1.5% against the USD early in the MTBPS as the Finance Minister compared South Africa to a winter season, where the ground is dry.

He emphasised that debt is...

Sasol Limited’s long-awaited Climate Change Report was released on 28 October 2019. The report, titled “Positioning for resilience in a low-carbon future”, is dated 30 Ju...

With all the uncertainty in the South African market and concerns about future investment returns, many investors are looking offshore for investment opportunities. A div...

Years of fiscal consolidation - cutting expenditure and raising revenue mainly through tax increases, have failed to deliver the desired outcome. The Main Budget deficit...

While each country participating in the Rugby World Cup dreams of winning the trophy, becoming the champion is not that simple. It depends on a lot more than just having...

Accumulating capital for retirement has, for decades, been underpinned by traditional portfolio construction thinking. This presents a problem for retirees in the decumul...

October 25, 2019

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“The Authority”) has launched a formal investigation into the activities of Humble Security and Trading for suspected breaches of...

As any parent of young children will attest, the need to know “why” and “when” is a natural human tendency. It is also the mainstay of daily market commentary and investm...

Many South Africans are actively looking to move funds offshore, for reasons that range from travel and investing to importing or exporting new products and launching new...

The temptation to retire early and adopt a life of leisure can be particularly seductive as you enter your fifties and sixties, especially after many years spent with you...

October 22, 2019

The “TIPping” point for economic transformation

  • Formation of a new asset class – a listed portfolio of BEE schemes

  • Unique financial structure – majority black-own...

One aspect of retirement fund management involves explaining the various annuity options to staff as they approach retirement via the retirement benefit counselling proce...

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