STEPHEN CRANSTON: Investec’s Stephen Koseff did it his way

Like Sinatra before him, Investec’s longtime CEO, Stephen Koseff, is on a farewell tour, and like Sinatra it is hard to believe it is the final curtain

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: A painful separation

Building a UK-EU free-trade treaty could take many years. So far there are just a few platitudes in a political declaration

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: A culture change

The investment heroes of today are no longer the glamorous stock-picking geniuses

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Motsepe walks the talk of broad-based empowerment

The Sanlam empowerment deal he leads has been the most successful by far

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Old-school appeal

The Liberty Advanced Global Equity T1 Portfolio won’t qualify as a world first

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Too many investment choices

It was simple in the days when there was one reputable index tracker. Now R84bn is invested into 97 ETFs and exchange traded notes

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Repent, active managers

Thanks to the rise of the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification there are now a million people in active investment management

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Not the Roodt roadshow

The Efficient Group, home of economist Dawie Roodt, is one of those small caps that certainly adds some choice to the financial sector

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The old SA of cross-shareholdings

There is often debate on whether it is better for a life office to own a bank or vice versa

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Long live RMI

Rand Merchant Investment Holdings is a good mix of businesses, and the underlying managers consider RMI to be a useful sounding board

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Ashburton gets it all

Ashburton has some credible offerings in the alternative space, such as its structured products

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Why there’s still potential in MMI

MMI still has a health joint venture in India which has a million members so far. The aYo app-based JV with MTN could also bring new growth

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: By Dickens, it works

Santam’s property insurance book has swung back to profit as it persuaded more of its clients not to resort to arson

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: New Alexander Forbes awards more than just a footnote

Alexander Forbes has launched its own investment awards after many years of promising to do so

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Why high-flyers can be ‘poor’ too

Tertiary education is no guarantee of wellness, as 44% of graduates are financially unwell

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Black-owned stockbrokers making a mark

Mazi Macquarie is a full-service cash equity stockbroker competing with the multinationals

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