previous

Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) commentary

October 22, 2014

By Kay Walsh, Deloitte Executive Lead in Economics Facing the low-growth reality - additional measures proposed to reign in public debt While government spending has remained within the limits of the expenditure growth ceiling put in place in 2012/13, economic growth has consistently disappointed relative to the National Treasury’s forecasts which has translated into lower...

Continue reading

next

Latest News

  • Five questions to ask before choosing a bank for your business
    October 22, 2014

    By Riaan Klopper, Head of Business Banking, Mercantile Bank Finding the right bank is an important decision that can affect your bottom line and the success of your business. This article h...

  • The independent trustee: Why the big fuss?
    October 22, 2014

    By Carien Strauss, fiduciary and tax specialist, Sanlam Private Wealth In recent months, the Master of the High Court (the Master) has often refused to register newly created family trusts ...

  • How consumers view financial services and those who work in the i ...
    October 22, 2014

    An interview with Robert Kerzner: President and CEO: LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, Inc INVESTSA had the opportunity to speak to Robert Kerzner President and CEO: LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global Inc,...

  • Global Investment Outlook
    October 21, 2014

    Increasing concerns about European deflation, revised IMF data showing a global slowdown and a possible rise in US and UK interest rates resulted in volatile capital markets during October. It seem...

Top Stories

  • Half Way There – an investor insight into the BRICS countries
    September 30, 2014

    Two of South Africa’s top financial and economic commentators, Chris Hart and Glenn Silverman of Investment Solutions, have written a book entitled Half Way There. The book, published by COSA...

  • South Africans try to pay off debt as cash crunch continues – Ban ...
    September 26, 2014

    The average South African's disposable income has declined for the first time since January, while de-population of the ranks of the lower middle class continued over the past three months. Thi...

  • Time for the SARB to go on hold?
    September 18, 2014

    By Nazmeera Moola, economist and strategist, Investec Asset Management Consumers should be able to sleep somewhat easier in the next few months, as we have most likely seen the last interes...

  • Launch of the Investec Top40 Accelerator
    September 11, 2014

    The Investec Top40 Accelerator (“the product / Accelerator”) presents an opportunity for investors to invest in the performance of the FTSE/JSE Top40 Index (“Index”) in a ge...

Other Stories

  • MMI appoints Head of Corporate Finance
    September 29, 2014

    MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) has appointed Gerhard Kruger as the Head of MMI Corporate Finance. Kruger coordinated MMI transactions (including the recent acquisition of Guardrisk) as part of his role...

  • RMB Morgan Stanley announces new CEO as Chris Meyer steps down
    September 26, 2014

    RMB Morgan Stanley has announced that effective end October 2014 Chris Meyer will be stepping down as CEO and Matthew Rattray, currently deputy CEO, will be appointed to replace him. Matthew Rattra...

  • Acquisition of shareholding in Bridge Capital
    September 18, 2014

    We are excited to announce that Trustee Board Investments (TBI) recently acquired a 28% strategic stake in Bridge Capital Group Limited. TBI is an owner managed investment company, with a b...

  • SATRIX launches Low Equity Balanced Index Fund
    September 8, 2014

    Satrix has expanded its portfolio of index tracking unit trusts  with the launch of the SATRIX Low Equity Balanced Index Fund. The fund is a low equity multi-asset class portfolio aimed at cau...