Politics and Funds

Economics, Politics and Funds GAINING A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING INTO GLOBAL FUND MANAGERS | Economics, Politics, and Funds are all interlinked it seems in the world of fund management and investments. As a small boutique discretionary fund manager, we have incorporated technology to help us navigate the world of global fund managers and global markets. Though many […]
financial wellbeing and value proposition

Define your value and your value will define your client's financial wellbeing! Is your value proposition guiding your client to financial wellbeing? What is financial wellbeing, you may ask. It can be defined if we firstly grasp the concept of wellbeing on its own. Wellbeing refers to being satisfied with life in general, having a […]
financial wellbeing

FINANCIAL WELLBEING The link between your value proposition, financial advice, and financial wellbeing Financial wellbeing seems to always be linked to one specific word:Money! Money can provide one with wellbeing or at least have a profound impact on the wellbeing of an individual. However, our relationship with money is not limited to the extent that […]
DFM: What is a DFM?

DFM The role, the guidance, the value! In the dynamic landscape of financial advisory practices, the role of discretionary fund managers (DFMs) stands out as a very important part of optimising strategies. In South Africa, we particularly witnessed this with the sudden emergence in recent years of more and more DFMs. It seems that it […]

Blog Post | Know your client…better

The regulatory concept of KYC is defined as a standard used in the investment and financial services industries. It is often defined as a way to verify customers and know their risk and financial profiles. In the world of lifestyle financial planning, the idea is to know your client…better! When we start asking questions such […]

The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

Perspectives on Systematic Risk  Author: Wiehan Dul, Investment Analyst With $209 billion in assets, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) constitutes the second-largest bank failure in the history of the United States (Fig. 1). It should be noted that the collapse of SVB was not driven by credit risk but rather by interest rate […]


The global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on the 24th of February that South Africa will be added to the ‘grey list’. As noted by the FATF: “When the FATF places a jurisdiction under increased monitoring, it means the country has committed to resolve swiftly the identified strategic deficiencies within agreed timeframes and is […]

A regulatory update: Preparing for the next wave of market conduct legislation

By Anton Swanepoel South Africa’s advisers and intermediaries have certainly had more than their fair share of challenges and obstacles over the last few years, and COVID-19 obviously took it to another level. As if COVID, our political landscape, economic outlook, loadshedding, crime and corruption, fierce competition, consumer expectations, failed property syndications, pressure on fees, […]

Can you describe how you manage money?

By Marius van der Merwe Managing money in a professional way requires advisors to have a robust and consistent process to identify suitable investment solutions for private investors. It also necessitates a sound evidence-based investment management process. Although advisors may have these in place, it is seldom that they can demonstrate what these processes entail […]