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CIS grows assets to R2.5 trillion – Last quarter shows small net outflow, risk aversion

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) recently released the Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry statistics for the quarter and year ended December 2019. It shows strong net inflows of R123.2 billion for 2019, despite recording a rare quarterly net outflow in the fourth. The statistics further indicates that the local CIS industry held assets […]

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Investment decisions – Does your recent experience influence your choices?

According to Beatri Faul, investment specialist at Allan Gray, the best way to protect an investor’s capital is to construct a well-diversified portfolio that can earn real returns regardless of market conditions. But looking at flows in the investment industry, investors are making decisions based on recent performance. Due to the disappointing real return on […]

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Investment – Balancing your portfolio to weather economic volatility

Given the volatility of South Africa’s currency, its political situation and its economy, local investors would do well to establish portfolios that preserve their capital for the long term that incorporates offshore investments as a rand hedge. According to the deVere Group diversity is key. “High-net-worth South Africans who remain in the country* may benefit […]

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Millennial investment approach – Financial Advisers need to play guiding role

Research shows that millennials are more impatient than previous generations. The question is: “But why?” It can be attributed to technological advances which have made our lives easier, more efficient and made us more accustomed to experiencing instant gratification in many aspects of our lives. As a result, we have become accustomed to this swift […]

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