STEPHEN CRANSTON: Liberty’s fall and fall

Now with a market cap of barely R19bn, Liberty is not even large by mid-cap standards

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Treasury’s 12J blunder

12J funds have focused on areas such as hospitality, agriculture, energy, student accommodation and selected manufacturing

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Financial advisers still only serve a tiny, top layer of the population

Hiring a financial planning firm that lacks investment expertise is like hiring an ad agency without a creative department

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: No guillotine this time

The state should prevent citizens from squandering their retirement savings

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: PSG — a house for the patient investor

The difference in rating between value and growth has not been higher in 30 years

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Tough times at Allan Gray

Orbis’s annual letter shows there is a lot of strain behind the ‘stick to the long term’ approach

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Balanced fund’s big swings

It was undoubtedly an advantage for funds to be able to use their full 30% allocation offshore

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Value, or a value trap?

Banks provide poor value for money to clients relative to global peers

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Santam’s time to repair trust

Santam must admit it makes no sense to be legally correct if the outcome for clients is clearly unfair

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Tax break worth keeping

Cape Mohair survived liquidation thanks to one of the leading section 12J venture capital companies

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Alexander Forbes finds its place

CEO Dawie de Villiers has stabilised the ship with his back-to-basics approach

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Emerging and growing markets

Coronation spotted early on that emerging markets were not just about mining or ‘beer, banks and bricks’

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The cost of a guarantee

If you consider an average return of 7.7% a year enticing, it’s the one for you. But I’m sure you can do better

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Cast the net wider

There is an all-in bet that a handful of companies will dominate the world indefinitely

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Retirement day blues

More and more people are affected by and concerned about poor investment returns

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Biting at the JSE’s heels

You could accuse JSE management of preferring to swan around conferences such as the World Economic Forum than get its hands dirty searching SA for potential ...

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