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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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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