Publications

February 2011

Investments start with somebody entrusting his life savings or pension into the hands of an asset manager who has the responsibility to firstly safeguard the investors capital allowing him to draw a livable income from that and also allows him if prudently managed to grow the investment should the economy allow for it...

January 2011

The South African economy entered 2011 on a higher note than 2010 with low interest rates, an equity market running faster than we thought it would and expectations that growth in 2011...

November 2010

According to recent data provided by the IMF, the ten most indebted government's in the world (measured as a percentage of GDP in 2010) are...

October 2010

If America's economic landscape seems suddenly alien and hostile to many citizens, there is good reason: they have never seen anything like it. Nothing in memory has prepared consumers for such turbulent, epochal change, the sort of upheaval that happens once in 50 years...

September 2010

The global economy is as unsustainable today as it was at the height of the credit super-bubble in 2007. Developed country governments are running excessively large budget deficits as a result of the vast private to public debt swap that has occurred...

May 2010

So much so for the facts of the current economic environment because recently global risk appetite seems to be influenced negatively by government debt problems specifically within the...

March 2010

In today's financial climate to be able to continue safeguarding captial and to allow for growth in investment portfolio's we have to take into consideration what has happened during...

February 2010

2009 Was a year mixed emotions for investors. Fear and panic at the beginning of the year was reasonably quickly replaced by hope and optimism as green shoots sprouted and then grew and grew.

November 2009

At present two scenarios prevail. The first is the possibility that recovery is a myth in that the structural problems in the world economy are of such a problematic nature that current policy aid will be insufficient.

October 2009

Investments start with somebody entrusting his life savings or pension into the hands of an asset manager who has the responsibility to firstly safeguard the investors capital allowing him to draw a livable income from that and also allows him if prudently managed to grow the investment should the market and economy allow for it.