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Maya Fisher-French

Maya Fisher-French

    Chasing returns is for losers
    Chasing returns is for losers
    Charles D Ellis, author of Winning the Loser's Game and a former Yale lecturer and chairperson of the Yale investment committee, argues...
    How to lower the costs of retirement
    How to lower the costs of retirement
    The ­present model of annual fees and a lack of preservation is unnecessarily driving up retirement expenses, said Anton Gildenhuys, head of...
    Retail resources in race for returns
    Retail resources in race for returns
    A significant valuation gap has been developing in equities between the retail sector and resources. According to Alexander Forbes's Global Large...
    South Africa gets bond bonanza
    South Africa gets bond bonanza
    Foreign investment in South Africa's bond market broke previous records in the first six months of the year, mainly because of the country's...
    Managers invest in the environment
    Managers invest in the environment
    Glenn Silverman, chief investment officer at Investment Solutions, is by his own admission a hard-core capitalist who fundamentally believes in...
    Time is eroding nest eggs
    Time is eroding nest eggs
    Today’s average 40-year-old is likely to have 30% less funds in retirement than the previous generation because of lower market returns,...
    Unearthing hidden pension costs
    Unearthing hidden pension costs
    "High costs may well threaten the very structure of our retirement industry,” said David McCarthy, a technical adviser to the treasury on...
    Child savers are royally fica'd
    Child savers are royally fica'd
    When it comes to our household finances, South Africans are caught between to two national policy objectives: fighting crime and improving...
    Dark days ahead, warns finance guru
    Dark days ahead, warns finance guru
    Financial market guru and acclaimed author Satyajit Das paints a gloomy future for global economics in which debt-ridden governments start raiding...
    All savings plans are not created equal
    All savings plans are not created equal
    If reform of the retirement and savings industry is to be successful, it needs to tackle the existence of complex and expensive savings products....
    Treasury takes aim at savings costs
    Treasury takes aim at savings costs
    The treasury's discussion document issued this week, "Strengthening Retirement Savings", demonstrates that it has a good grasp of the issues in the...
    Get them while they are young
    Get them while they are young
    South Africa has one of the lowest savings rates in the world. Nearly half of all credit-active South Africans have fallen behind in repayments and...