Credit Insights - Demand continues to outpace supply
12 August 2019
The second quarter of 2019 was characterised by strong issuance volumes during April (R17.8 billion) and June (R20.5 billion), with issuance during May (R12.5 billion) being impacted by the lead up to the general elections.
The COFI legislation to include alternative investments
17 July 2019
Alessandro Scalco and Rowaine Naidoo
The Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill (“COFI”), which is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year, is said to represent the next phase of legislation aimed at remodelling the financial sector framework toward a Twin Peaks model.
Global stocks: when bad is good
17 July 2019
Why do risky assets, like stocks, sometimes respond positively to bad economic news?
It feels intuitively wrong. After all, any indications that the global economy is slowing suggests that the pace of earnings growth will ultimately start slowing too.
The language of Money
02 July 2019
Money is systematic. If you have it, you can use it. The truth is anyone with money in their hands can use it to effect transactions or purchase goods. This means that financial acumen is not a necessity in undertaking the spending of money, which can make money cost too much, for most.
31 May 2019
Global equity markets performed poorly in May as trade threats intensified during the period. The United States (US) raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% and announced plans to impose further tariffs on the remaining $325 billion of goods not yet subject to additional tariffs.
Goal Based Investing – A new standard in portfolio management
27 May 2019
Mohamed Ismail and Kgothatso Nyabela
Behavioural finance is very clear about investor biases and the suboptimal financial outcomes that result. At least three methods exist to help mitigate behavioural biases when investing: education, investment process and goal-based investing.