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Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius on … everything

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius on … everything

Mark Mobius, founder of Mobius Capital Partners and former chairperson of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, is widely credited with having established emerging markets as an asset class. Mobius had virtual “fire-side chat” with CFA board member Delphine Govender at the recent CFA Investment Conference. Here is a run-down of some of Mobius’s views on current […]

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Should asset managers own Bitcoin on behalf of clients

Should asset managers own Bitcoin on behalf of clients?

Holding Bitcoin is akin to gambling, and private investors should only risk capital in cryptocurrencies that they are theoretically happy to lose, Allan Gray fund manager Thalia Petousis told the asset manager’s recent Investment Summit. “As an asset manager, we don’t have any reasonable valuation anchors to say exactly what the cryptocurrency is worth. There […]

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Regulating cryptocurrencies is a necessary next step

Four months after he disappeared, the estate of missing Mirror Trading International (MTI) CEO Johann Steynberg has been provisionally sequestrated. MTI was placed in provisional liquidation in December last year when investors tried without success to withdraw funds from the scheme. According to the Chainanalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report, MTI was the world’s biggest cryptocurrency […]

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Fintech policies and regulatory frameworks – National Treasury programme update

“Financial Technology (FinTech) has become an increasingly popular phenomenon, with people familiarising themselves with crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, SAFcoin and many others. The main issue with all these currencies is that they operate in a relatively unregulated environment; thus government is unable to either track or protect consumers from potential fraud that may be associated […]

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