STEPHEN CRANSTON: Unpacking smoothed bonus funds

I will be deeply disappointed if the Financial Services Board allows life offices to offer smoothed bonus funds as the default portfolios for retirement funds

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Fund shares: looking ahead

Factors such as expenses and the ownership of fund shares are often ignored in favour of past performance

STEPHEN CRANSTON: How Brexit affects SA

I don’t think the UK can operate as a self-contained economic bloc — it is not China and it is certainly not the US

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Stress spending and your pocket

Stress spending is seen as a short-term solution, like drinking coffee to calm you down

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: How Coronation is faring

I’m certainly impressed by Coronation’s track record and the calibre of the team; it has maintained a collegiate, unstuffy culture

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Old Mutual's corporate disability monitor reveals some surprises

Focus has shifted from physical injuries to stress-related and psychological problems

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Under the hood of Avena Asset Management

Avena still has to learn to fly, but at least it is bringing something different into the market

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Hedge fund massacre

It is time for local hedge funds to roam wider and become fully flexible in their approach

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Surprising silver lining

Most pension fund members should be celebrating rather than feeling depressed when the rand falls

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Liberty goes macho

Investors are not restricted to in-house Liberty and Stanlib products, which have had lacklustre performance

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: To coin a phrase: it’s a bitfad

I am not sure bitcoin is contributing that much to civilisation in the long run: but it is a fad rather than a fraud

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: How to really measure the performance of fund managers

Many fund managers can’t tell the difference between a long-term approach and stubbornness

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: R1.5 trillion government pension fund needs 'open elections' for trustees

It always strikes me how little attention is given to the Government Employees Pension Fund

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The ins and outs of private equity

As alternative assets go, PE is proving a lot more successful than hedge funds

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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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