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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Going the way of the dinosaurs

As index funds become more popular, we need to ask what will happen to the adviser and discretionary fund manager industries

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Beware the bubble

It is always dangerous to count out a fund manager based on recent performance

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Wealth plan for the future

The move to defined contribution pension funds shifted the risk from investment firmly in the direction of the employee

STEPHEN CRANSTON: How SA’s pension system compares

A factor that counts against SA is one of the basic pillars of retirement: the lack of a state-run national pension fund

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Playing pension roulette

Staying at work longer and postponing the first withdrawal are the surest ways to boost your pension income

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Beware the ESG hype

ESG investing, including in infrastructure, is not as scalable as traditional asset management

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Can two make a mighty one?

In the investment team, Sanlam will be the dominant partner, but it will want to keep some of Absa’s skilled investment professionals

STEPHEN CRANSTON: A weird ménage-à-trois

African Rainbow Capital has been set up to diversify Motsepe's Ubuntu-Botho consortium away from its highly successful investment in Sanlam. But the two ...

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Bill me by the hour

Independent financial advisers need to do a lot more to earn 1% of their clients’ assets in perpetuity

STEPHEN CRANSTON: A welcome humility

The arrogant assumptions of holding the number one position have clearly disappeared

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Quilter — a rand hedge worth eyeing

Local institutions are holding on to their Quilter shares for dear life

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Insurers — callous in a time of need

Hotels, restaurants and B&Bs, devastated by the series of lockdowns, hoped to get a lifeline from their insurers. Instead, they were turned down on technical ...

STEPHEN CRANSTON: The benefit of benefits

Good death and disability benefits are seen as a way to attract and retain talent

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Right job, wrong people

It is difficult to understand the customer without specialist industry knowledge

STEPHEN CRANSTON: Long may the run last

Old Mutual Global Equity was the best performer over one year among the large global funds, with a 17.1% return compared with 15.3% for its main competitor, ...