SA Inc. – Catastrophe Avoided, Now What?

The rollercoaster disaster train that South African politics seemed to have been on during the last decade appears to have lost a bit of momentum. As host and political analyst, Max du Preez, and chief economists Annabel Bishop from Investec and Kevin Lings from STANLIB, discussed during our webinar, The Elephant in the Room, facts and events of the last couple of months do point in the direction of two major positive shifts.

Continue reading

The Prescribed Asset Debate: Risk and Opportunity

In the third article of our three-part series on prescribed assets, we unpack the risks and opportunities attached to possible outcomes of the current debate. For the first articles in the series, click here and here.

Continue reading

The Prescribed Asset Debate: Why is the Topic on the Table?

In our second article, we will unpack why the South African government is considering retirement savings as a possible pool of funding for growth projects.

Continue reading

The Prescribed Asset Debate: What’s on the Table?

In this three-part article series, the topic of prescribed assets in the South African context is unpacked: firstly, the existing content of the current debate; secondly, the reason the option has made its way on to the table in the first place; and thirdly, the risks and opportunities that the different possible outcomes bring for investors and their financial advisers. Keep an eye out for the series over the next six weeks.

Continue reading