October 25, 2018

New Finance Minister Tito Mboweni - and general popular guy until about 30 hours ago - has started his tenure with brutal honesty. And that's the starting place for healing any dysfunction, so I'm al for it.

June 28, 2018

Life insurance officially has a new acronym: MAROUN. Discovery says millennials at risk of underinsurance ('MAROUN') & are already underinsured by R4.8 trillion

November 24, 2017

Discovery has just released a whitepaper on the cost of education in South Africa and on financially preparing for educating one’s children. Media (including myself) were hosted at Discovery’s Sandton head office at a round table to reveal the results of Discovery’s re...

November 10, 2017

Leon Campher appointed chair of the International Investment Funds Association

The International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) will be chaired by a representative from Africa for the first time in its 30-year history.

Leon Campher, CEO of the Association for Saving...

October 24, 2017

All the support groups say that the only thing you can change is yourself. Today's guest post comes courtesy of Investec's Chad Fichardt, who discusses what you can change as an investor in increasingly volatile times: your mindset. 

Investing without uncertainty – a sh...

October 11, 2017

Yesterday morning, an announcement by Alexander Forbes at their IFA Symposium in Sandton changed the game for independent financial advisors everywhere.

Alexander Forbes announced that they have opened their doors to every single independent financial advisor in the cou...

August 31, 2017

 Paradise is exactly like... where you are right now. Only much, much better... 


Today's post comes from from Investec's Structured Products division, and looks at the big opportunity in European stocks right now:

Over the last few years South African investors have seen the importance of diversifying their portfolios. Money invested on the JSE has...

August 1, 2017

As someone who writes on insuance for work, I know that the national highlight of everyone's calendar every year is the Insurance Conference, put on by the Insurance Institute of South Africa. Thousands come from other countries and from all over this one (including me...

July 31, 2017

'We know things have been rough - but nobody make any sudden movements'. That was essentially the message of both Discovery Invest and Investec Asset Management at this morning's Discovery Invest Insights panel at Summer Place in Johannesburg. 

When CEO of Discovery Inv...

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