Offshore Investing: A South African Perspective

OFFSHORE INVESTING: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE Written by Adrian Meager, General Manager, Warwick Asset Management. As South Africans, we have only been allowed to invest offshore for the past 19 years. Pre-democracy, we were limited by rigorous exchange controls as the then National Party government attempted to stem private capital flows out of the country. […]

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A Hypocritical Oath

A Hypocritical Oath Written by Ian Kilbride, CEO and Chairman, Warwick Wealth The bigger they are the harder they fall!  Good advice to any guy picking up a rugby ball for the first time, but until you make that first hard committed tackle you only half believe it.  Then that giant tumbles to the ground, […]

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Loss Aversion

LOSS AVERSION Written by Adrian Meager, General Manager of Asset Management, Warwick Wealth In economics, loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains: it’s better to not lose R100 than to find R100. Some studies have suggested that losses are more than twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains. This […]

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Remarkable global population growth, a problem or an opportunity for asset managers?

Remarkable global population growth, a problem or an opportunity for asset managers? Written by Marc Wiese, General Manager of Warwick Private Clients One of the most conspicuous facts about our planet is that it took nearly 4.5 billion years for the human population to reach 1 billion some 200 years ago. According to the United […]

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Loss Aversion

LOSS AVERSION By Adrian Meager, General Manager, Warwick Wealth Asset Management In economics, loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains: it’s better to not lose R100 than to find R100. Some studies have suggested that losses are more than twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains. This theory was […]

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What next for South Africa?

What next for South Africa?  By Adrian Meager, General Manager of Warwick Wealth Asset Management. What impact should we expect on financial markets now that South Africa’s local and foreign currency debt rating has been downgraded? Many pundits have suggested that the immediate impact of a credit downgrade would be a flight of capital, a […]

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Whither or wither South Africa?

Whither or wither South Africa? By Tim Hughes, Non-executive Director, Warwick Wealth Former Finance Minister Derek Keys told me in 1994 that the best thing he ever did was to arrange for the then ANC economic policy unit to travel to foreign capitals, particularly of communist countries, to better understand how modern economies are run […]

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Political Lottery and Questions

Political Lottery and Questions Written by Ian Kilbride, CEO and Chairman of Warwick Wealth I suppose, or I would at least like to venture, that you are probably as bored hearing about Donald Trump, Brexit, the set of European elections and the ‘always’ pending political changes in South Africa, as I am? The overarching question though […]

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Knowing your Investment Risks

Knowing Your Investment Risks Written by Sidney McKinnon, Head of Fixed Income, Warwick Wealth Investment risk can be defined as ‘the probability of returns achieved from your investments being different from what was originally expected.’ Risk is often thought of in a negative context, but it is more the degree of deviation from the expected […]

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Investment Resolutions for 2017

  Investment Resolutions for 2017 Written by Adrian Meager, Head of Asset Management, Warwick Wealth It is that time of the year again – monthly planners and 2017 diaries are being bought and new plans are being made. Time to add value to our life, get rid of bad habits and resolve to improve in […]

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