‘Logic, evidence’ drive more SA investors to index tracking funds: Steven Nathan

Index tracking funds eclipsed actively managed funds in assets under management last year, in a significant milestone for the global investment industry. In South Africa, passive investing has been gaining traction, too, ...
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‘Logic, evidence’ drive more SA investors to index tracking funds: Steven Nathan

06/30/2020

Index tracking funds eclipsed actively managed funds in assets under management last year, in a significant milestone for the global investment industry. In South Africa, passive investing has been gaining traction, too, with investors increasingly becoming wise to the need to pay close attention to costs, which can eat into returns. Index tracking funds tend to carry…

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Private equity firms hungry for investment opportunities, but business owners must be cautious

06/30/2020

With startling figures emerging about the contraction of the UK economy as a result of the lockdown implemented to limit Covid-19 infections, many businesses will be facing the toughest times in many years. According to the Office for National Statistics, the economy shrank during April by as much as 20,4%, April…

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How Covid-19 can legally affect a company

06/30/2020

    Across the globe, companies are seeking legal advice to clarify the new world order in terms of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and how their organisations may be held either criminally or administratively liable for things that may go wrong as everyone adjusts to new ways of working and…

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Airbnb questions exclusion from level three lockdown changes

06/25/2020

  As many hoteliers and travel businesses across SA welcomed the announcement by president Cyril Ramaphosa last week to incrementally open travel during advanced level three lockdown, Airbnb has raised questions as to why it was excluded from these plans. The local tourism sector, which has been warning of massive job…

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Doing business in the “next normal”: Your Comms Specialist is your new best friend

06/24/2020

By Rachel Irvine, CEO of Irvine Partners If there’s one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, it must surely be the phenomenal ability of businesses, large and small, to adapt to the world’s ever-changing new normal. Sure, the novel coronavirus and lockdown measures have shaken the private (and government)…

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Attracting African domestic travellers post COVID-19: Give them options

06/22/2020

  The big question facing players in the hospitality sector in Africa and across the globe: What is the key to reviving this once-thriving industry, which has been left decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening millions of jobs and livelihoods? Focus on domestic tourists Domestic tourists will be first to…

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It’s vital that insurers have a single view of customer communication: Here’s why

06/22/2020

  By Mia Papanicalou, COO, Striata  Few industries have as much information about their customers as the insurance industry does. Despite that, it’s often been behind when it comes to using that information to send out communications that are relevant and useful to customers. But in a world where consumers…

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