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Nomi Bodlani

Nomi joined Allan Gray in 2015 and is currently the head of Direct and Private Clients. Previously, she occupied managerial roles in Retail Client Services and was head of Strategic Markets. Nomi holds an Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Philosophy in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge.

Articles by Nomi Bodlani

Insights categories - Personal investing

Investing amidst election season: The power of preparation, not prediction

By Nomi Bodlani on 22 May 2024

Reading time: 5 mins

If the election bug has bitten you and you are feeling jittery, you are not alone. Globally, investors are feeling fearful.

Insights categories - Personal investing

How to set SMART money resolutions

By Nomi Bodlani on 13 Feb 2024

Reading time: 7 mins

Many South Africans make money resolutions at the start of the year. But come mid-year, when the optimism of the new year has faded, seeing through these goa...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Risk: An essential ingredient for real long-term returns

By Nomi Bodlani on 31 Jul 2023

Reading time: 14 mins

When it comes to investing, no investor wants to lose money. In fact, as humans, we have a built-in aversion to loss. Unfortunately, by overly focusing on...

Insights categories - Personal investing

How not to be a ‘financial nihilist’

By Nomi Bodlani on 20 Jul 2022

Reading time: 6 mins

According to an article recently published in The New York Times, there is a new phenomenon gaining momentum: Disillusioned by the current state of the...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Navigating the impact of world events on your investments

By Nomi Bodlani on 18 May 2022

Reading time: 6 mins

In just two years, major world events have run a terrifying course, from a health pandemic and ensuing market and social distress to a geopolitical threat...

Insights categories - Developing you advice business

Principles for succeeding with ethical decision-making

By Nomi Bodlani on 24 May 2021

Reading time: 4 mins

Embedding ethical considerations into decision-making processes means striking the delicate balance between doing what is good for you and your business and...

Insights categories - Personal investing

The dangers of social media financial advice

By Nomi Bodlani on 29 Apr 2021

Reading time: 4 mins

The recent FinTok craze on social media platform, TikTok, has opened the door for scammers and fraudsters to take advantage of unsuspecting users who source...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Habits that set successful investors apart

By Nomi Bodlani on 27 Jan 2021

Reading time: 5 mins

When investing, sometimes the best course of action is to do nothing. Having the ability to block out the noise, and look through the cycle, are some of the...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Are you sitting on savings you could be investing?

By Nomi Bodlani on 30 Oct 2020

Reading time: 5 mins

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people's finances in very different ways. While it has highlighted the need for emergency savings as a buffer against toug...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Investing unpacked

By Nomi Bodlani on 20 Oct 2020

Viewing time: 1 hr 1 min 8 seconds

In the first of six webinars in the Personal investing 101 series, Gugulethu Mfuphi chats to Allan Gray’s Faizil Jakoet, Chris Tisdall and Nomi Bodlani about...

Insights categories - Investment insights

Is your trust in your investment manager well placed?

By Nomi Bodlani and Tamryn Lamb on 16 Oct 2020

Reading time: 12 mins

It has been a volatile six months in the markets, following a five-year period of disappointing equity returns. At times like these, it is understandable for...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Personal finance mistakes to avoid in your 20s

By Nomi Bodlani on 27 Jul 2020

Reading time: 10 mins

Nomi Bodlani reflects on common personal finance and investment mistakes investors tend to make in their 20s. If you can avoid these, you can better position...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Part 1: Staying future focused amid a global pandemic

By Nomi Bodlani on 09 Jun 2020

Reading time: 7 mins

As world leaders grapple with the broader challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become apparent that the socioeconomic consequences will...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Avoid "hot thinking" when it comes to your investments

By Nomi Bodlani on 23 Apr 2020

Reading time: 5 mins

The markets have plunged in the face of COVID-19. The temptation to disinvest and wait on the sidelines for things to improve is real. But is this a form of...


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