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Ban on exit fees for platforms

The UK’s FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has revealed that it is investigating a ban on exit fees for platforms. James Penn unpacks the implications of this change to fee structures.

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First Quarter Recap & Outlook

Fourth quarter gloom quickly dissipates as the US Federal Reserve backtracks on its previous rhetoric and China takes steps to reflate its economy.

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No exit for the European Union?

Writing in the final days of March, just after Theresa May secured an extension of the EU Withdrawal Date, James Penn seeks inspiration from literary sources

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South African Budget 2019

Investment Manager, Graham Fisher, recounts the 2019 South African Budget speech against a backdrop of corruption and mismanagement of the former administration.

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The evolution of the index fund

The battle between active and passive managed portfolios was first started by Jack Bogle in 1975. Matthew Seaward now unravels the concept of index funds and how it has developed from a niche to a mainstream idea.

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Year of the Pig

A listed company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange has resorted to a rather strange kind of payment on their bonds. Surprisingly it is very fitting with “the year of the pig”…

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What a difference a few months can make....

The Groups Head of Equity, James Penn, unpacks a whirlwind few months: UK stocks touching a four month high, Peace Talks in Trade Wars and saturation over BREXIT.

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SONA 2019

Investment Manager, Graham Fisher, reflects on last week’s 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa and the negative perceptions surrounding Eskom, the state’s energy parastatal.

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US Earnings Update – February 2019

With investors pinning their hopes on a continuation of the strong earnings backdrop, Richard Batty, Investment manager, now examines figures posted so far and the subsequent market reaction.

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Investment’s greatest rivalry: Value v...

Is investment’s greatest rivalry about to unravel? Chris Bell, Investment manager looks at the history and outlook to give a view as to what the future may hold.

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