A rapidly shifting investment landscape, marked by pronounced volatility on a global scale, has made it challenging for investors to navigate some challenging terrains. These challenges are exacerbated for South African investors by domestic issues like load shedding, the current political climate, the shrinking bourse, and soaring inflation, all of which have made investors wary of where they place their hard-earned money.
Although past performance is not a good indication of future returns, it seems to remain one of the main determinants of investment switching behaviour and consequently the dreaded ‘behaviour tax’. This behaviour tax is calculated as the performance sacrificed after switching between one unit trust and another.
Retirement planning has always been a crucial aspect of financial security for individuals and societies alike. However, in the face of rapid technological advancements, changing demographics, and evolving economic landscapes, retirement planning is undergoing a transformation.
Mauritius has increasingly become a sought-after destination for African asset managers and international investors. This is primarily due to its diverse range of options and familiarity as a jurisdiction of choice for fund structures and investment vehicles, particularly those which permit the segregation of assets and liabilities, such as protected cell companies (PCCs) and variable capital companies (VCCs).
In the wake of the widespread adoption of revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT, the realm of AI has rapidly advanced and filtered through to various industries. From healthcare to marketing, AI’s impact is undeniable.
Our research explores the differing relationships between a country’s economy and the earnings growth of its stock market. Ongoing talk of the risk of recessions is prompting questions about the strength of the relationship between economic growth and corporate earnings.
Prosus is successfully delivering on its commitments. The fundamentals of its operating businesses are improving, driving profitable growth. The ongoing open-ended buyback continues to compound value over time and the removal of the cross-holding agreement has greatly simplified the Group’s structure.
Naspers is successfully delivering on its commitments. The fundamentals of its operating businesses are improving, driving profitable growth. The ongoing open-ended buyback continues to compound value over time and the removal of the cross-holding agreement has greatly simplified the Group’s structure.