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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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Time for the big cull?

There are still too many asset managers and portfolios to choose from

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Stand by your man(ager)

No doubt the headline from all index funds this week will be that more than 73% of SA equity funds underperformed the SA Top 50

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Who’s up for some private equity?

Most start-ups in SA are backed by existing corporates, not private equity funds

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Bouncing off the ropes

SA Inc has endured many punches but September could be the start of rising from the canvas

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Finding gems in the dirt

Andrew Wellington confirms what I have suspected: the S&P value index is a very poor proxy for a basket of US value shares

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: An unclear black picture

The good news this year is that the amount of assets managed by black-owned firms has increased

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Hillie Meyer’s Covid reset

Meyer has focused on what he calls a reset and grow strategy

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The pain of poor returns

Absolute return managers need to feel real pain if they lose even R1 of client cash

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: A fund for millennials

The Goldman Sachs Global Millennials Equity Portfolio might sound like another rehash of the endless fourth industrial revolution and Big Tech funds you keep ...

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: A done deal for Patrice Motsepe

African Rainbow Capital is controlled by the Ubuntu-Botho Investments consortium, headed by billionaire Patrice Motsepe, and is probably the wealthiest BEE ...

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Quilter: Overtaking the parent

It is no surprise that Quilter’s market cap is now larger than that of its former parent, Old Mutual

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: A new investing option

They say that diversification is the only free lunch in investment. But all too often it is more like a brown-bag packed lunch than a feast at the Savoy Grill ...

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