Wanita Isaacs

Wanita Isaacs

Wanita was appointed as head of investor education at the start of 2013. Prior to that she was a business analyst in the Product Development team. She is a medical doctor and a UCT graduate and has been with Allan Gray since 2008.

Articles by Wanita Isaacs

The simple answers to investing

By Wanita Isaacs on 24 Jan 2018

Is the very thought of planning a barrier for you when it comes to investing? Or are you guilty of overanalysing and underacting? Wanita Isaacs investigates...

Should I invest in a unit trust?

By Wanita Isaacs on 27 Sep 2016

You can invest in unit trusts for most of your financial goals, from saving for longer-term needs, to meeting your shorter-term objectives...

Investing tutorial: Our approach to value investing

By Wanita Isaacs on 30 Jun 2016

Our investment philosophy and process is so much part of our DNA that we forget not all clients are familiar with what we actually do and how we make our...

How to save for a comfortable retirement

By Wanita Isaacs on 31 Mar 2016

How much is enough to save for a comfortable retirement? Wanita Isaacs unpacks the concepts of ‘enough’ and ‘comfortable’ in the context of this distant,...

How to review your investments

By Wanita Isaacs on 31 Dec 2015

When last did you perform a financial health check by reviewing your investments? It's important to occasionally take stock to assess whether or not you are ...

What is a PE ratio?

By Wanita Isaacs on 30 Jun 2015

Central to our investment philosophy at Allan Gray is buying shares that the market has priced below what we believe they are worth. We then sell these share...

The theory of risk and return

By Wanita Isaacs on 31 Dec 2014

Wanita Isaacs offers some insights into how you can think about risk in your investment process. Efficient market theory holds that there is a direct...

Your role in your investment success

By Wanita Isaacs on 30 Sep 2014

For some time now we have been saying that across asset classes, prices are high. Many of you may be wondering whether or not you should be making changes to...

Thinking long term

By Wanita Isaacs on 30 Jun 2014

We encourage people to invest for the long term. But how long is long term and what does this mean for investment decision-making? Wanita Isaacs offers some...

What compounding can do for you

By Wanita Isaacs on 31 Dec 2013

'Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. Those who understand it, earn it... those who don't, pay it.' – Albert Einstein Compounding is when the...

February: A good month to review your retirement plans and bump up your retirement savings

By Wanita Isaacs on 19 Feb 2013

Don’t kid yourself that retirement planning is for those nearing retirement; the decisions you make early on have the greatest impact on your investment. The...

Investing for education

By Wanita Isaacs on 30 Sep 2012

As Wanita Isaacs joins the ranks of parents investigating ways to afford the best possible education for their children, she learns that, although long-term...

Do the more restrictive individual investment limits on RAs outweigh their tax benefits?

By Wanita Isaacs and Christo Terblanche on 30 Sep 2011

Previously, retirement funds were considered an obvious choice for many investors due to the tax benefits they afforded. However, changes to Regulation 28 of...

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