Sustainable Finance in the South African Financial Services Sector
28 September 2020
Alessandro Scalco and Rowaine Naidoo
It is common for terms like “sustainable investing”, “socially responsible investing”, “environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration” and their acronyms to be used as nice to have’s interchangeably by asset managers.
Changes to the Ashburton Global 1200 Equity ETF makes for even more compelling investment case
25 September 2020
The recent restructure of the Ashburton Global 1200 Equity ETF, which has resulted in a substantially lowered Total Expense Ratio (TER), has made its investment case even more compelling. The TER will reduce from 0.65% to 0.48%, making for better performance in the long term as...
Fixed Income insights
17 September 2020
The local fixed income market has had a tumultuous year as investors strive to navigate between emergency monetary policy accommodation by the SARB and worsening fiscal risks from higher issuance along with collapsing growth adversely impacting on the back end of the yield curve.
Overview of the best investment opportunities to pursue in the current environment
09 September 2020
In a world of zero-bound interest rates, South African bonds offer attractive returns compared to both developed markets and emerging market peers.
24 August 2020
At the end of this year, South Africa’s economy will likely experience shrinkage fivefold that experienced a decade ago during the Global Financial Crisis.
Global recovery likely to be ‘swoosh’ shaped, but for some industries damage may be lasting
24 August 2020
The great lockdown recession of 2020 has set so many unprecedented records (first bad then good) that people will have case studies for years to come.