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Banks as custodians of cryptocurrencies
Banks as custodians of cryptocurrenciesArticle

As cryptocurrencies becomes a mainstream asset class and blockchain technology gains adoption across industries, banking groups will increasingly take on the role of custodians for this growing segment of the market...

Masha Maharaj, 18 Mar 2021

Renier de Wit, managing director, Gaia Fund Managers and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd.
SA's backbone industries and 12J investmentArticle

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

Promise of the Year of the Ox
Promise of the Year of the OxArticle

We have ushered in the Year of the Ox and have said goodbye to the Year of the Rat (masked). But, as challenging as last year was, the end of the King Rat's...

Dhesigen Naidoo 19 Feb 2021

Paul Marais, MD, AlphaWealth
Reddit vs Wall Street: Taking on the old guardArticle

A battle between retail investors and institutional investors, with the former taking on the Wall Street establishment, in particular traditional hedge fund managers practising a short-selling strategy, hit the headlines recently...

4 Feb 2021

Wiehann Olivier, partner and digital assets lead, Mazars
Is Bitcoin the new gold?Article

Bitcoin has soared again in recent months - along with some of its cryptocurrency peers, such as Ethereum - making this very modern form of investing a very 'hot' topic at the moment...

Wiehann Olivier 26 Jan 2021

Section 12J investments more beneficial than only their tax treatments
Section 12J investments more beneficial than only their tax treatmentsArticle

The government's tax-incentive to boost economic growth - Section 12J of the Income Tax Act - gives investors more than a mere tax benefit...

Renier de Wit 28 Dec 2020

Crypto comes of age in 2020
Crypto comes of age in 2020Article

Despite volatile prices during 2020, cryptocurrency has withstood the Covid-19 stress test and emerged with new support from previous naysayers...

Marius Reitz 15 Dec 2020

25 African tech startups advance in Seedstars World Competition 2020
25 African tech startups advance in Seedstars World Competition 2020Article

The local winners of the Seedstars World Competition (SSW) 2020 have been announced with 25 startups from Africa included in the batch...

24 Nov 2020

Sunil Kaushal, regional CEO, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered.
Lack of investment could scupper Africa's SDG goalsArticle

Africa is not getting the investment needed to help the world meet the United Nation's (UN's) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030...

19 Nov 2020

Magda Wierzycka, CEO, Sygnia Group
Sarb ETF announcement catches asset managers off guardArticle

The recent South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) circular that reclassified exchange traded funds (ETFs) referencing foreign assets as domestic assets caught everyone by surprise...

Magda Wierzycka 19 Nov 2020

Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report
Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new reportArticle

Standard Chartered conducted a survey earlier this year among a panel of the world's top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than $50tn...

18 Nov 2020

Leila Fourie, CEO of the JSE
JSE is bouncing back from Covid crisisArticle

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has proved itself remarkably resilient during the global Covid-19 crisis...

2 Sep 2020

What South Africans should consider before investing in the forex market?
What South Africans should consider before investing in the forex market?Article

The forex market is the most liquid market in the world with over $6tn daily traded volume that makes it attractive for South African investors...

Rahul Sharma, Issued by Forex Brokers 11 Dec 2019

Last of VBS Mutual Bank's executives now sequestered
Last of VBS Mutual Bank's executives now sequesteredArticle

The estates of the remaining two directors of VBS Mutual Bank were placed in final sequestration by the Gauteng High Court on Friday 23 August, which will assist the liquidator, Anoosh Rooplal in his efforts to recover over R1.5 billion on behalf of creditors...

29 Aug 2019

Janina Slawski, principal investment consultant, Alexander Forbes Investments
An increasing exposure to China in indices - what does it mean for investors?Article

Investors would generally hope that the index they choose to invest in passively, or to use as a benchmark for an active manager, will capture the desired economic exposure that they are seeking...

Janina Slawski 29 Apr 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, JumiaArticle

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange...

15 Apr 2019

Dean de Nysschen, research & investment analyst, Glacier by Sanlam
Section 12J explainedArticle

Section 12J has been introduced to the South African Income Tax Act in 2009 - in an effort to afford small- and medium-sized entities equal access to funding in South Africa...

Dean de Nysschen 3 Feb 2019

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African forestry companies mergeArticle

Obtala Limited announced further advancements into the West African forestry market, with the proposed acquisition of NSMS...

12 Feb 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EUArticle

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

Shifting from legacy technology to integrated systems
Shifting from legacy technology to integrated systemsArticle

Client expectations are evolving, regulation is proliferating, fees and profits are under pressure...

Ray Pretorius 30 Jun 2017

China and shadow financing: Part 1
China and shadow financing: Part 1Article

In the first of a two-part series, Mark Mobius of Franklin Templeton Investments looks at the phenomenon of shadow financing in China...

26 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa
Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to AfricaArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

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SARS could lose out on AB InBev bonanzaArticle

The Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller may not prove to be as big a bounty for the taxman as initially thought, if South African-based retail investors opt to use Section 42 of the Income Tax Act to delay paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on their profits from the £45-a-share offer...

Ann Crotty 21 Sep 2016

Active vs. passive investment debate misses point
Active vs. passive investment debate misses pointArticle

The investment industry has seen extensive debate, both globally and locally, around active versus passive investment strategies and which of these yield better results...

19 Aug 2016

JLL Q2 2016 property market reports released
JLL Q2 2016 property market reports releasedArticle

JLL South Africa has released its Q2 2016 research reports for the Johannesburg retail market, office market, and industrial market, as well as the Cape Town office market...

10 Aug 2016

Donna Oosthuyse from the JSE; Praxia Nathanael, Gold Brands Investments CEO, and COO, Stylianos Nathanael at the group’s listing.
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Traders peck reluctantly at Gold Brands Investments' listingArticle

CAPE TOWN - Gold Brands Investments, which owns the Chesa Nyama fast food franchise, saw a relatively bland listing on the JSE's AltX on Friday...

Marc Hasenfuss 15 Feb 2016

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Chesa Nyama owner listing short of gravyArticle

It feels as if the listing of Gold Brands Investments, the owner of the Chesa Nyama fast-food franchise, on the JSE's AltX market has been on the boil for some time...

Marc Hasenfuss 12 Feb 2016

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Lewis' reputation in tattersArticle

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it, Warren Buffett observed. It is a sobering fact that has hit Lewis Group with a vengeance...

23 Nov 2015

Offshore investing is key in long-term diversification strategy
Offshore investing is key in long-term diversification strategyArticle

The continued Rand weakness which recently hit an all-time low against the US dollar as global markets spiralled...

10 Sep 2015

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds
New app will allow SMEs to buy government bondsArticle

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015

Argon plans to reach out to retail investors
Argon plans to reach out to retail investorsArticle

Argon, a black-controlled asset management company, says it is diversifying its capability to serve retail investors...

Phakamisa Ndzamela 30 Apr 2015

Multi-asset funds are managed by experienced asset managers
Multi-asset funds are managed by experienced asset managersArticle

Portfolio flow statistics from the Association of Savings and Investment in South Africa over the last few quarters have shown a significant rise in the percentage of industry assets moving towards funds which may invest into multiple asset classes where exposures to these asset classes are actively and tactically managed.

Imraan Jakoet 21 Oct 2014

Understanding macro-economics key to successful investing
Understanding macro-economics key to successful investingArticle

It comes as no surprise to learn that the majority of investors tend to be focused on the performance of funds when choosing to invest.

Alex Funk 9 Oct 2014

SA REIT Conference to offer insight and debate on listed property sector
SA REIT Conference to offer insight and debate on listed property sectorArticle

The South African Real Estate Investment Trust Association (SA REIT) is all set to host its first-ever conference in Sandton next month.

8 Sep 2014

Rwanda ready for retail investment
Rwanda ready for retail investmentArticle

The African Retail Development Index (ARDI) launched on 17 March 2014 in Johannesburg. Compiled by A.T. Kearney, which has undertaken a similar global retail Index for years, this is the first time an African Index has been compiled.

Danette Breitenbach 18 Mar 2014

Absa's platinum-backed ETF tops rankings
Absa's platinum-backed ETF tops rankingsArticle

The corporate and investment banking division of Absa Bank Limited, member of Barclays, recently announced that its platinum-backed electronic traded fund (ETF) is now the most traded ETF in the world - just four months after it listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

6 Sep 2013

Satrix announce new leadership
Satrix announce new leadershipArticle

Sanlam Investments (SI) has further bolstered its passive investment offering with the appointment of a weighty leadership team at Satrix.

27 Jun 2013

Wade Witbooi
Exploring passive/managed index fundsArticle

In recent times there has been escalating interest surrounding index investing. Although index investment funds have been around in the industry for a while, they have recently caught the eye of the investor, primarily due to their beneficial cost structures and an inability of a large portion of active managers to beat their respective indices.

Wade Witbooi 12 Jun 2013

Traders revert to traditional strategies, shift to rand-sensitive stocksArticle

The flurry of negative news that has dominated South Africa in recent weeks, including the downgrade by Standard & Poor's, labour strikes and political uncertainty in the run-up to Mangaung, have filtered through to the local financial markets, with retail investors attracted to the anticipated safety of rand-sensitive stocks.

Nilan Morar 19 Oct 2012

Investors eye Africa property marketArticle

South Africa has some interesting new real estate legislation in the pipeline that is destined to have an effect on how investors and property owners operate within the property sector.

26 Jul 2012

Facebook IPO debacle raises investor dander
Facebook IPO debacle raises investor danderArticle

NEW YORK: The spate of complaints and investigations over the Facebook stock offering suggests big institutions had an edge over small investors, raising questions about the process.

25 May 2012

Real estate legislation can impact on investorsArticle

South Africa has some interesting new real estate legislation that is destined to make an impact on how investors and property owners operate within the sector. This is according to Attie Pretorius, director and head of the national real estate practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm.

16 May 2012

Nedbank BGreen sees 10% increase in market capitalisationArticle

The Nedbank BGreen ETF has made its mark as an important investment instrument, with market capitalization rising by more than 10% to around R111 million since its launch in December 2011. It was launched as a means for retail and institutional investors to invest, based on their green convictions and access to an investment that mirrors high levels of sustainability and responsibility.

14 May 2012

Not a cheap rush to currency tradingArticle

Lured by potentially super profits, SA retail investors are turning to currency trading in droves.

13 Apr 2012

Currency trading lure - not a cheap rushArticle

Lured by potentially super profits, SA retail investors are turning to currency trading in droves. "There has been an explosion of interest," says Iain Giffen, SA-based currency trader coach for UK firm Knowledge to Action.

Stafford Thomas 13 Apr 2012

Marc Ashton named Finweek acting editorArticle

Marc Ashton, a multi-award winning journalist and entrepreneur who joined Fin24.com in 2008 to cover the financial services and entrepreneurship sectors, with Finweek later added to his portfolio, has been named acting editor of the financial title by Media24 Weekly Magazines.

14 Jul 2011

Leftovers ripe for the pickingArticle

Liberty International is separating its blue-chip British retail malls from the rest of its portfolio and calling itself Capital Shopping Centres. The properties in Capital & Counties (C&C), which will be made up of the smaller properties from Liberty International's original portfolio, create another vehicle for SA investors looking offshore.

Ian Fife 3 May 2010

Investors miss equity market recoveryArticle

Jeremy Gardiner, director at Investec Asset Management, says the third quarter collective investment scheme statistics, released by ASISA this week, suggest that many retail investors have largely missed the equity market recovery.

29 Oct 2009

Retail investors have ‘missed the boat'Article

South African retail investors remain largely invested in cash-biased portfolios but are slowly beginning to regain confidence in equities in light of the recent improvement in stock markets and falling returns from cash-biased investments.

Edward West 15 Jul 2009

Erin Burnett broadcasts live from Lagos
Erin Burnett broadcasts live from LagosArticle

CNBC US anchor, Erin Burnett, will be broadcasting her worldwide programmes from the West African business hub in Lagos, on Thursday, 21 May 2009 between 1pm ­ and 4pm CAT. Burnett is anchor of "Street Signs" and co-anchor of "Squawk on the Street" on CNBC.

22 May 2009

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