In conversation with Michael Bagraim

On 9 July 2020, Michael Bagraim, South Africa’s go-to expert on labour law, discussed the severe impact of Covid-19 on an already dysfunctional Compensation Fund, and the very real risk of…

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We’re halfway there…

As the first half of 2020 ends and the second half begins, it is fitting to take stock of the past six months of the calendar in an effort to make sense of just where we currently stand. January and…

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June 2020: markets break with economic reality

During the month of June more data became available to show exactly how hard the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant global lockdown hit various economies. Nearly 18 years of growth wiped out The UK…

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Supplementary Budget: Untenable fiscal position prompts a bold announcement

By Arthur Kamp, chief economist at Sanlam Investments In its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government had to show how it would manage the humanitarian crisis (healthcare and hunger), the…

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Supplementary Budget Speech

Supplementary Budget Speech The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, delivered the supplementary budget speech yesterday as a result of the significant effects that the current COVID-19 pandemic has…

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In conversation with the Octagon Financial team

In conversation with the Octagon Financial team On 18 June 2020, the Octagon team of wealth navigators offered practical advice on how best to manage your finances and investments during this…

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Proving the benefits of hedge funds

As the world strives to return to some form of normal behaviour, after the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, investors remain anxious. Equity and debt markets faced their worst losses since the…

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In conversation with Ninety One’s Sumesh Chetty and Siobhan Simpson

In conversation with Ninety One's Sumesh Chetty and Siobhan Simpson On 4 June 2020, Ninety One’s Sumesh Chetty, Portfolio Manager: Quality team, and Siobhan Simpson, Sales Manager: Advisor team,…

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Solve the retirement income problem with deliberate portfolio construction

The world can be a highly unpredictable place and for some, investing can feel just as unpredictable. Perhaps this is the result of a major misperception that some people have about investing, the…

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