Passive vs index tracker funds: ETFs versus index trackers

Subtle but significant differences mean you have to choose with care

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Top Private Banks & Wealth Managers: People’s Choice Awards

How clients rate their wealth managers and private banks

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Global equity funds: Yes, local can still be lekker

There is R138bn invested in rand-denominated global equity funds

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Sasol’s lake of fire

Another cost overrun at the Sasol project has hammered the share price and management’s credibility, writes Lisa Steyn

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Primeserv: A dependable workhorse

Wisely, the company has been buying back its own shares, some compensation for the conservative dividend policy

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Vukile Property Fund: Spanish venture prove the sceptics wrong

Vukile has proved the sceptics wrong by unlocking huge additional value from its initial Spanish portfolio

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ANTHONY CLARK: Time to mark private educators

Providing an alternative to state schooling is not simple, but there are certainly profits to be made

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Sun International: Betting on turnaround — and Time Square

Sun’s core casino operations in SA are faring as well as can be expected in the tighter trading conditions

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome openness in commentary over losses

The next challenge for RECM & Calibre will be to deal with diamond miner Trans Hex

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ISA Holdings: A solid investment for the longer term

ISA’s solid results for the year to end-February included a hefty special dividend payment — which is why no target price is pencilled in for it

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Top Financial Adviser of the Year: Sonia du Plessis from Brenthurst

Rieth Schnetler from PSG Wealth is runner-up with Asheka Duwarkah from Standard Bank Wealth & Investment third

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Trellidor: Not letting a good recession go to waste

The group has tried to minimise the slowdown by diversifying its range into more aesthetically pleasing products

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Methodology: Top Private Banks and Wealth Managers awards

Overall, the questions we ask clients are wide-ranging and designed to assess the various strengths and weaknesses of the private banks and wealth managers

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Trade of the Month: Hulamin vs Afrimat

Afrimat has accumulated assets without straining the balance sheet

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Catch of the day: Premier Fishing, Sea Harvest, AVI

Readers may or may not be aware that there is major restructuring under way in the domestic fishing sector. This presents opportunities – and some big risks

Pick of the Month: Reinet Investments

There’s not much else aggressive or adventurous unfolding at Reinet

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Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.