EXPLAINER: Why is inflation in South Africa so high?

2020-02-08 19:45

Inflation is a phenomenon of great importance to investors. It is subject to intense scrutiny but is not well understood. Sandy McGregor offers his perspective on what is a truly complex issue.

5 steps to make you a better investor

2019-08-27 07:00

To be a successful investor takes discipline, says Lettie Mzwinila, business development manager at Allan Gray.

Allan Gray clients now own 10% of Old Mutual – despite fears that its CEO crisis will split staff into two factions

2019-08-21 12:24

“We hope that the courts rule in Old Mutual’s favour and that Peter Moyo leaves the group without a large financial settlement."

4 investment myths busted

2019-08-03 12:28

When it comes to investing, not all commonly held beliefs are true, cautions Tamryn Lamb, Allan Gray's head of retail distribution.

Vuka Mzansi, the power is you

2018-12-30 15:21

While influencing how the government chooses to spend taxpayers' money is ultimately not within the nation's control, our personal lives are, says Sipho Ndlovu.

Big funds fight fat-cat salaries

2018-07-15 06:09

There is little correlation between performance and pay ... the level of increases is one reason for the ever-increasing inequality.

6 tips to tame temptation on Black Friday

2017-11-23 22:30

You're more likely to splurge when you're feeling stressed and the high from retail therapy is often followed by the bang of reality, warns an expert at Allan Gray.

Naspers investor Allan Gray to vote against executive pay policy

2017-08-22 06:01

Naspers shareholder Allan Gray plans to vote against the firm's remuneration policy because it isn’t aligned to the performance of the business outside a stake in Tencent.

Net1 terminates R645k a month consulting agreement with ex-CEO Serge Belamant

2017-07-31 16:08

Net1 has terminated its two-year consulting agreement with its former chief executive Serge Belamant, the firm has announced.

Group Five says investor wants breakup, return of ex-CEO Upton

2017-06-23 17:35

Group Five says Allan Gray, has nominated former chief executive officer Mike Upton to the board as a non-executive director and has proposed that the South African construction and engineering company be broken up.


Allan Gray was an investment disruptor - and changed many young lives

2019-11-12 06:59

While professional investors will remember him as someone who upended the industry, for many young South Africans he brought change through scholarships and bursaries.

3 reasons why you should be careful about investment advice from friends and family

2019-08-26 07:22

Be wary of basing your investment decisions purely on advice offered by friends and family - even if they have good intentions, cautions an expert.

EXPLAINER: What is a unit trust?

2019-08-03 15:28

"What is a unit trust?" is among the top-10 financially related questions South Africans search on Google, according to a report released by the search engine.

Investors must block out election 'noise' - experts

2019-05-08 10:57

Experts weigh in on how investors should handle all the election "noise".

Take a financial wellness day off

2018-07-17 16:38

Not all companies have caught on to the impact of financial stress on their employees, according to Lettie Mzwinila, business development manager at Allan Gray.

Unloved platinum stocks show promise for $45bn manager

2018-02-26 21:40

Some platinum stocks are looking attractive again as oversupply that depressed prices for years subsides, says Allan Gray, the South African money manager that oversees the equivalent of about $45bn.

INTERVIEW: Naspers CEO on growth vs profit … and the pay policy

2017-08-25 19:22

Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk believes the company’s business model is aimed at hyper-growth and not short-term profits, and says “loyal” shareholders have supported the firm’s pay policy.

New Group Five board expects even greater loss

2017-08-14 17:06

Group Five’s new board, complete with a new chairperson, amended its expected headline earnings per share loss for the year ended 30 June 2017 from R5.90 to R8.70.

PIC ups stake in Group Five amid leadership tussle

2017-07-17 16:35

The PIC has raised its stake in Group Five amid a leadership tussle edging, closer to majority shareholder Allan Gray (25% stake).

Worry grows over Net1's business practice

2017-04-20 21:15

Allan Gray is increasingly concerned over the running of Net1, saying its research shows the business doesn’t always answer its phones when called by clients.

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