Sanlam Intelligence

Welcome to Sanlam Intelligence. This is your portal to the latest news on a variety of topics that feature prominently in a financial adviser’s life. We provide you with up-to-date market commentary, making sure that you always have your finger on the pulse of the latest events that moved the market and are able to give your clients prompt feedback on how these events can affect their portfolios. Sanlam Intelligence also provides you with the latest information on our core solutions, empowering you to speak with authority on the solutions you chose to implement in your client’s financial plan. We are here to provide you with insights into the markets, the economy, and ever-changing investment legislation. We hope you enjoy the read.

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  • April 2018 Snapshot
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    Market review: April 2018
    anemptytextlline
    11 May 2018
    International markets immediately showed their displeasure after President Trump announced a set of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from China. In April, China retaliated with its own set of trade tariffs on a wide range of imports from the US. Trump also announced tariffs on some 1300 industrial technology, transport and medical products. Locally, the good news story continued. What else happened during the month of April?
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    The case for alternative investments
    anemptytextlline
    25 April 2018
    Long-term investors are increasingly including alternative assets in their portfolios to diversify and enhance long-term returns.
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    Q1 2018: A new dawn for SA but global trade wars loom
    anemptytextlline
    25 April 2018
    The beginning of the year saw global stock markets stumble 1.3% with US equities experiencing their first quarterly decline since almost two years, suffering from a volatility-induced whiplash. With President Trump on the rampage, volatility spiked after a benign 2017.
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    Sanlam on top of the interest game
    anemptytextlline
    25 April 2018
    Two Sanlam portfolio managers brought home awards for being the top performers in their fund categories following this year’s Raging Bull Awards ceremony. This prestigious ceremony recognises the top managers in the South African unit trust industry, measured on their long-term performance.
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    The balanced solution that’s far from passive
    anemptytextlline
    24 April 2018
    As investors we’re all looking for the same thing: a certain outcome and a smooth ride to that destination. On top of that, we also want maximum returns with minimum risk. Sounds impossible? Over the short term perhaps. But over the medium to long term it’s not that far-fetched.
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    Events that moved the market Q1 2018
    anemptytextlline
    23 April 2018
    The beginning of the year saw global stock markets stumble 1.3% with US equities experiencing their first quarterly decline since almost two years, suffering from a volatility-induced whiplash. With President Trump on the rampage, volatility spiked after a benign 2017. In addition, the threat of a trade war left global markets dizzy and tethering to find their feet, while the US Federal Reserve continued to hike rates.