Investment Funds

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.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it