Smart Betas and derivatives well and good, but ETFs guys, why not start at the beginning?

2015-07-03 15:01

Exchange-traded funds have been scoring huge gains - could there ever be a better time to popularise the concept by taking it to “the people”, asks Alec Hogg.

What it takes to be an asset manager

2015-07-01 17:24

The function of an asset manager is typically defined as that of handling the administrative, financial, capital, and operational aspects of any assigned portfolio.

How to overcome real estate funding hurdles

2015-06-22 09:23

Successful real estate investors come with a variety of talents and specialties – not necessarily all in the realm of real estate, says an expert.

Wanted: financial industry altruism

2015-06-05 15:57

Profit will follow if the financial services sector creates social value, says Walter van der Merwe.

Tradehold's focus turn to S Africa - Wiese

2015-06-01 16:26

Investment holding company, Tradehold, has increased its revenue by 65% and will now focus on Southern Africa to grow into African markets, says chairperson Christo Wiese.

FSB warns on fake financial schemes

2015-05-28 11:38

The Financial Services Board has alerted the public to be wary of at least two firms which say they are registered financial services providers.

Investing in six Satrix funds

2015-05-27 16:04

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is a good thing for him to invest in six different Satrix funds.

Impact of interest rates on commercial property

2015-05-26 11:42

Short term small interest rate movements should have no material impact on commercial property investors, says an expert.

AEEI increases stake in Saab

2015-05-19 16:57

African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited, formerly Sekunjalo Investments Limited, has acquired increased its stake in the local operations of Saab Grintek Defence.

Is it time to invest in the mining sector?

2015-05-15 06:15

Portfolio managers of the Investec Commodity Fund explain why you should invest the resources sector, and how they see the sector recovering.

FNB advises consumers to invest 10% of their salary per month and perhaps skip that daily cappuccino, which they say could save you R400 per month.

FNB advises consumers to invest 10% of their salary per month and perhaps skip that daily cappuccino, which they say could save you R400 per month.

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EU plan must protect investors better - watchdog

2015-06-25 18:30

The EU's plan for a unified capital market needs more work to protect investors from losses, says a top British regulator.

Alec Hogg: Why low share prices are an investor’s best friend

2015-06-08 11:56

Alec Hogg tells us why low share prices are an investor's best friend when shopping for shares, and points out that buyers are investing into a finite set of assets.

Barclays sees headwinds for SA bonds, losses mount

2015-06-01 19:00

South African bonds, enduring the longest monthly losing streak in two years, have some way to fall before enticing buyers, according to Barclays.

SA wealth managers, private banks push dynamism

2015-05-29 19:13

Wealth managers and private banks are pushing the boundaries every year, shows a survey by a research firm.

Six red flags of a money scam

2015-05-27 18:00

There are warning signs of a Ponzi or pyramid scam and consumers should treat any offer of an above market return on investment with suspicion, says an expert.

Investing in a boat

2015-05-26 17:45

Investments in assets such as boats could be considered as part of a well-balanced investment portfolio, says an industry expert.

Investment Lessons from Bruce Fordyce, King of the Comrades

2015-05-25 14:21

While Bruce Fordyce may be the greatest Comrades runner of all tim, investors can all learn a great deal from his approach to racing the Comrades Marathon.

Investors warned against timing the market

2015-05-18 07:08

The Collective Investment Schemes industry has expressed concern over a sudden surge in interest in equities and says it hopes it is is not a case of market timing.

Earning interest from bond account

2015-05-11 14:43

A Fin24 user wants to know if he would be earning interest if he put some money in his paid-up bond account.

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