Category Archives: General

Economic & Market Overview – July 2018

Posted on

Global The trade war between the United States and its trading partners (mainly China and the European Union) has escalated in recent weeks and has been dominating headlines around the world. It has also caused increased volatility in global markets as investors try to digest the effect of the tariffs announced by the various role […]


Risk Management through Portfolio Construction

Posted on

The season of crisis predictions is upon us again as Greece continues to place pressure on the rest of the Eurozone partners and the Chinese stock indices plunge from their recent high levels. It seems that every time equity markets come under some sustained pressure, the doomsday prophets appear again, preaching all kinds of ill […]


From the Budget to the Olympics

Posted on

The first Budget Speech by Finance Minister Nene was in general well received across the board by local commentators and market watchers and much has been written over the last few days about the content. It is informative however to focus on what the minister intended with his speech and he provides a down to […]


Cape Town Investment Seminar 12 November 2014

Posted on

We hosted the first Cape Town Investment Seminar at the University of Stellenbosch last week. Jeremy Gardner, Director at Investec Asset Management presented a global economic overview. We are positive about the investment environment in South Africa, but a number of concerns were raised. Investors were informed of the diversification across different asset classes that […]


BRICS, MINTs, BIITS and KINGs: the search for global returns

Posted on

Investors looking for returns outside of traditional Developed Markets (DM) have been searching the rest of the globe for opportunity over the last 5 years. The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 took a very heavy toll on countries such as the USA and Japan, and regions such as Europe, as the historically strong nations buckled […]