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Smart investing to beat longevity risk

Investors come to a balanced fund because they want growth

Vocabulary needed to make sense of the new normal

Negative rates are seriously spooking markets. Money managers are used to getting a positive return on their investments

Investments focussed on enhancing members’ wellbeing

The fund's investment goal is to enhance returns to members on a sustainable basis

Focussed on benefitting members

Profits from the fund's activities are reinvested to benefit members

Rhodes Must Fall campaigners barking up the wrong tree

If trustees of the UCT fund have "blood on their hands" because of investment in Lonmin then so must trustees of all pension funds similarly invested.

Rickards: Developing markets should step up controls

Investment Banker and author James Rickards says emerging markets should consider implementing capital controls.

Chasing returns is for losers

Studies have shown that investors are paying a high price for switching between funds.

How to lower the costs of retirement

Restructuring the way we save for retirement could halve our costs and a new model that changes preservation rules will dramatically reduce charges.

Paying for value

It's time to start asking questions about whether the fees levied on investments are worth the returns, writes Maya Fisher-French.

No end in sight for Ovation investors

Curators fight over who should bear the loss and the matter might go to trial.

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