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Moonwalk Away

2022-10-03T13:23:10+00:00

Moonwalk Away In financial services we focus on investment outcomes, on providing sound investment advice, explanations on what is driving investment markets, and how to deal with some of our less virtuous behavioural biases so that we can get out of our own way when it comes to decision making. But what [...]

Moonwalk Away2022-10-03T13:23:10+00:00

Average Clause Explanation

2022-08-26T08:03:56+00:00

Average Clause Explanation When you insure your asset like a building, you advise your Insurer of the value which then forms the sum insured under your policy. The insurer charges you an insurance premium based on this declared sum insured. If you get this insurance value wrong and it is lower than [...]

Average Clause Explanation2022-08-26T08:03:56+00:00

How is the ‘US Inflation Drop’ Good News for South Africa?

2022-08-11T15:09:07+00:00

How is the 'US Inflation Drop' Good News for South Africa? US inflation drop in July from 9.1% to 8.5% really is a big deal.  Washington DC is 13 000km from Johannesburg. Yet what happens today in the US capital has a direct influence on what will happen to SA's commercial hearbeat [...]

How is the ‘US Inflation Drop’ Good News for South Africa?2022-08-11T15:09:07+00:00

Insurance: Protecting Against a Power Surge

2022-07-15T12:23:07+00:00

Insurance: Protecting Against a Power Surge Loadshedding has become a part of the daily lives of South Africans all over the country. In 2022, we had 960 hours of national loadshedding and recently reached stage 6, further increasing outages. With increased loadshedding comes a bigger chance of electrical faults that lead to [...]

Insurance: Protecting Against a Power Surge2022-07-15T12:23:07+00:00

Increase in Vehicle Theft Using Relay Attacks

2022-05-24T14:35:35+00:00

Increase in Vehicle Theft Using Relay Attacks In recent months, the Insurance Crime Bureau has seen an increase in thefts of newer model Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV), that have keyless entry and ignition technology. This Modus Operandi sees criminal syndicates using “Relay Attacks” as method to steal these vehicles. In essence, the [...]

Increase in Vehicle Theft Using Relay Attacks2022-05-24T14:35:35+00:00

The Great Rotation?

2022-05-11T12:25:04+00:00

The Great Rotation? In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, and the easy monetary policy and stimulus which followed, it has been a relentless surge upwards in investment markets, momentarily paused only by the COVID pandemic in 2020. As at the end of 2021, the average 10-year return for an investor [...]

The Great Rotation?2022-05-11T12:25:04+00:00

Investment Outlook Q1 2022

2022-04-19T08:30:59+00:00

Investment Outlook Q1 2022 Focus on the next decade, not the next crisis As much as things change, so they stay the same. It has been relatively easy to get lost in the complexity of investment markets over the past year (or two, or three!). The blend of geo-political dynamics, extreme global [...]

Investment Outlook Q1 20222022-04-19T08:30:59+00:00

Ready Player One: Mapping the Metaverse

2022-03-17T10:05:46+00:00

Ready Player One: Mapping the Metaverse "This is the Oasis. It's a place where the limits of reality are your own imagination. You can do anything, go anywhere." - Wade Watts, Ready Player One Set in a dystopian world 40 years in the future, Ernst Cline’s magnus opus, Ready Player One, captivated [...]

Ready Player One: Mapping the Metaverse2022-03-17T10:05:46+00:00

Important Update: Russian Exposure within Global Model Portfolios

2022-02-25T08:34:42+00:00

Important Update: Russian Exposure within Global Model Portfolios With Russia instigating significant risk to Ukraine and surrounding nations, we have assessed portfolio exposure and positioning to evaluate where there may be potential issues and where we need to take action. The note details specific fund by fund exposure across funds which we [...]

Important Update: Russian Exposure within Global Model Portfolios2022-02-25T08:34:42+00:00
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