STEPHEN CRANSTON: The thrill of bonds

A good look at the actual risks of these allegedly low-risk instruments is enough to get the adrenaline pumping

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Marinus Daling’s dramatic deal

Sanlam chairman, Johan van Zyl, believes that Daling sold the future

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Unpacking the Absa Global Value feeder fund

The fund looks for shares with low profits based on cyclically adjusted expectations as well as low price to assets

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Pension pot protection

Default regulations for pension funds go live. Under the regulations, several defaults will be introduced by trustees

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The four forces shaping asset management

Roland Rousseau believes the future belongs to those who can unpack market risk and get in and out in a day

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: New life for Old Mutual

Performance fees provide a big chunk of revenue for the Wealth business, but there has been backlash against them from clients

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Star power at Alexander Forbes in Darfoor's schmooze offensive

Forbes had to go big or go home with its insurance business. There’s a good chance that it will no longer be a niche business in a year or two

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Let the black stars shine

Though many BEE managers are quite new, their investment professionals have established records

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Emerging market funds prove to be good bet

For now the wind is blowing in favour of emerging markets funds

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: New broom sweeps clean at Alexander Forbes

Forbes staff used to have endless theological debates on the subject of ‘higher purpose’

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Sanlam has the right mix

A visit to Sanlam Investments in Cape Town yields some insight on its product menu

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The ABCs of smart beta investment strategies

There is much research to show that using a factor, for example favouring small caps over large caps, adds value to portfolios

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Yes, size counts. Especially when it comes to asset managers

The PIC seems like a colossus until you see the size of the global managers

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Millennials and their money

Among the millennials surveyed, 42% did not know what they were paying their service providers in fees on retirement savings and a further 51% believed they ...

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Why a CFA is better than a MBA

MBAs have their place, but they aren’t ideally suited to executives embedded in the investment management food chain

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