Market Commentary: November 2019

Here are this month’s highlights:  South African assets struggled in November, underperforming global peers. Sentiment regarding trade talks swung between optimism and concern: A ‘Phase One’ trade deal seemed imminent after China promised improved policing of...

Market Commentary: October 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global equity markets were boosted by easing trade tensions between the US and China, as the two countries reached an interim trade-deal at month-end. Renewed risk-appetite saw emerging markets outperform developed peers, and global...

Private Equity Investment Guide and Market Study

The Private Equity Investment Guide and Market Study was launched in October 2019 by the East African and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). RisCura served as the...

Market Commentary: September 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: South African assets struggled during September, with Cash proving one of the better performing local investments. Local equities had a lacklustre month, but notable company news included the listing of Naspers spin-off Prosus....

Market Commentary: August 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global equities had a tough August, with little respite from the trade war between the US and China, and no end in sight to Brexit wrangling. The inversion of the US yield curve has also fuelled fears of an imminent recession, and...

Market Commentary: July 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Geopolitical factors and monetary policy action gave investors pause for thought this month, and global equities closed modestly higher. The Federal Reserve Bank lowered interest rates as expected, trade tension simmered and the UK...