‘My UK colleagues are so jealous of our bond yields’

South African head of investments at PortfolioMetrix, Philip Bradford, believes that local bonds are offering investors significant opportunity.

The Fed might be the 1,000 pound gorilla, but there’s a 5,000 pound gorilla lurking

Rob Spanjaard believes that the threat to markets from a surge in inflation should not be underestimated.

World Beer Index 2021: What’s the Beer Price in Your Country?

The global desire for beer prevails even in a pandemic. These maps compare the avarage beer price in 58 countries - just how much do we drink?

How Common is Crypto?

Reliance on remittances and the prevalence of peer-to-peer phone payments have led to a steep rise of cryptocurrency use in Africa's largest economy.

The Covid-19 Vaccination Race.

As a result of early efforts to secure vaccine candidates, some governments are already racing ahead in their efforts to start mass vaccination against Covid-19.

Five key charts for investing in 2021

As investors consider their positioning for 2021, we have selected five key charts to bring them up to speed on the current investment environment.

Long-dated SA bonds are ‘giving investors a gift’.

Three local fixed income managers examine the risks and opportunities in the local government bond market.

Short Term Yields Now Offer Much Lower Returns

Short term yields are not offering investors the same investment opportunities as they used to. See the chart attached for a more detailed analysis. 

Fund of Funds: A dynamic and holistic portfolio solution

The financial markets are continuously changing and with this your optimal portfolio asset allocation changes over time. Fund of funds can be a great tool to provide investors and advisers with a dynamic and holistic solution to portfolio management.

Are parents spending less time with their kids?

In many countries the amount of time parents spend with their kids has been increasing over the last 50 years. This is true despite large changes in family structure over this time, such as a rise in single-parenting and a large increase in the share of women working outside the home. Looking carefully at the time parents spend with their kids and the forces that shape this time helps us understand an important aspect of family life and childhood development.