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Why financial optimism matters and how to find it when the world is a mess

By Lise-Mari Crafford on 28 Sep 2022

Lise-Mari Crafford, head of ManCo Distribution, discusses why being optimistic about our personal finances matters, and how we can look on the bright side wh...

Whither inflation?

By Sandy McGregor on 28 Jul 2022

In the past 12 months , global inflation has surged. Sandy McGregor discusses the increasingly turbulent response of the financial markets.

Solving the diversification dilemma

By Matthew Spencer on 28 Jun 2022

"Don’t put all your eggs in one basket" is a phrase familiar to many of us, and when it comes to investing and minimising risk, it is quite a sensible...

Food price inflation: Are we watching “That ‘70s Show”?

By Thalia Petousis on 12 May 2022

Unaffordable food and fuel prices are raising developed market consumer inflation to multi-decade highs, while the Federal Reserve recently announced a...

The transition into the post-pandemic world

By Sandy McGregor on 27 Jan 2022

It is remarkable the extent to which the future is hidden from us. We all conduct our lives largely in terms of our experiences in the recent past, assuming...

Orbis: Inflation – the bottom-up case for caution

By Rob Perrone on 09 Nov 2021

If headlines are to be believed, people are gravely concerned that inflation will rise. If market prices are to be believed, people are quietly convinced tha...

Anaemic rate environment for money market funds

By Thalia Petousis on 20 Oct 2020

We have undoubtedly entered a difficult period for money market funds, with the overnight repo rate at its lowest in South Africa’s history. Meanwhile, other...

Increasing policy uncertainty

By Sandy McGregor on 20 Jul 2018

With few exceptions, notably India, most countries experienced slower economic growth in the first quarter of 2018. Anecdotal evidence suggests that that the...

SA needs to unlock its 'demographic dividend' by getting the private sector to invest

By Kevin Lings on 18 Jul 2018

South Africa needs to stop looking to government spending as the catalyst for economic growth and should instead foster a more conducive environment for...

Consumption trends in emerging markets: Opportunities and pitfalls

By Duncan Artus and Tamryn Lamb on 23 Nov 2015

Looking to capitalise on the rise of the emerging market consumer? Beware of the potential pitfalls .

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