Market Commentary: February 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global markets were largely upbeat in February, as there appeared to be progress in US-Sino relationships, even as those with North Korea worsened. Earnings results boosted sentiment, and the Federal Reserve’s newly dovish  tone...

Delegated investment service puts retirement fund members first

Head of Operations, David Potgieter, discusses why a delegated investment service is a worthy option for trustees to consider. When the Financial Sector Conduct Authority announced that it wants the number of standalone pension funds to shrink dramatically by March...

Default regulations come into effect 1 March

RisCura’s head of investment advisory and administration, Petri Greeff, discusses why the new amendments to the Pension Fund Act – default regulations – that come into effect on 1 March 2019 are important for the retirement fund industry. On 1 March 2019, the South...

A generation of unwilling pensioners

A somewhat grey and gloomy reality faces most of us as future-retirees in South Africa. High fees, declining returns, and insufficient contribution and saving rates are frequent topics of discussion. As a generation of baby boomers reaches retirement, there’s another...

Market Commentary: January 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global markets, after a  wobbly start to the year, closed the month on a high note. The Federal Reserve sounded a decidedly more dovish note, the US government shutdown came to an end, and a resolution to the Sino-US trade war...

2019 changes in IPEV standards

As of January 2019 private capital investments valuations will need to be implemented according to the latest International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines released late last year. With only a month’s notice prior to implementation, the changes...

Market Commentary: December 2018

Here are this month’s highlights: Global risk assets saw little festive cheer in December, with stocks experiencing their worst quarterly drop since 2011. Having hit notable highs during the year, equities sold off sharply in December as investors continued to fret...

Market Commentary: November 2018

Here are this month’s highlights: Developed market equity markets staged a rally at month-end on news of a likely trade-compromise between China and the US, and a more dovish tone from the US Federal Reserve. While Emerging Markets benefited from risk-on sentiment,...

Investment in Africa

We released our 2018 Bright Africa research in August. Here is a visual illustration of the Investment in Africa section of our research. For more information on Bright Africa, click here.  ...