Investment Landscape Articles

  • All Access Summit 2018
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    Investor, know your enemy
    anemptytextlline
    30 October 2018
    Wanting to compare investment performance is only human, but it could take an investor’s eye off the real enemy: inflation. The SIM Inflation Plus Fund is mandated to deliver on two goals: shorter-term capital protection and the longer-term goal of an inflation plus return.
  • Safe, steady holds secret to investment success
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    Safe, steady holds secret to investment success
    anemptytextlline
    4 October 2018
    Though fixed interest returns are capped, unlike equity, there is a higher degree of certainty around returns than is the case with equity. Fixed interest as an investment vehicle is unapologetically boring and unsexy, but the small variation in annual returns is what makes them attractive to investors wanting a steady, low-stress investment.
  • Market snapshot: August 2018
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    Market review: August 2018
    anemptytextlline
    17 September 2018
    The US economy soared in August, with the markets setting new four year highs. The current 9.5 year long bull market is the longest in history. Not even President Trump’s criticism of the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase rates could keep the dollar down for long… But how did this bode for emerging markets in August?
  • Factor investing: What it is and how to use it
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    Building outcome orientated factor portfolios
    anemptytextlline
    1 August 2018
    In this article we focus on an approach to build outcome-orientated multi-factor portfolios. These portfolios are designed to deliver, with high predictability, a specific risk and return outcome by using various combinations of underlying factor exposures.
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    A new dawn needs continued good investment decisions
    anemptytextlline
    31 May 2018
    Investors need to be more vocal to prevent corporate capture – Pravin Gordhan at i3 Summit 2018.
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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.