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Interrogating the opportunity in South Africa

By Tim Acker on 17 Feb 2022

Market dislocations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have presented attractive opportunities for investors. The JSE is a good case in point. Presenting...

In pursuit of value

By Jacques Plaut on 26 May 2021

The current disparity in markets, both locally and offshore, is creating an opportunity for bottom-up investors like ourselves to generate meaningful returns...

Q&A with portfolio managers from Allan Gray and Orbis

By Tamryn Lamb on 26 May 2021

The global recovery is underway as markets rebound from their March 2020 lows, but the current pandemic is far from over, leaving many investors questioning...

Equity Fund: Fishing in muddy waters

By Rory Kutisker-Jacobson on 16 Apr 2021

In his 1986 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett famously spoke of being fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.

Balanced Fund: Perspectives and positioning

By Tim Acker on 10 Feb 2021

In a recent webinar, Portfolio Manager Tim Acker discussed the investment environment and looked at how the Allan Gray Balanced Fund is positioned to take...

Balanced Fund: Optionality, the most unappreciated asset

By Tim Acker on 10 Feb 2021

One of the most unappreciated assets in a portfolio is optionality – the ability to take advantage of market disparity and to move between and within asset...

Balancing risk and opportunity

By Rory Kutisker-Jacobson on 25 Nov 2020

When it comes to investing, the single most important variable is the price you pay. Sentiment can drive valuations to extremes, and even great companies can...

Orbis Global Equity: Positioned for multiple views of the future

By Ben Preston on 25 Nov 2020

2020 has been quite a year and many of us are undoubtedly looking forward to putting it in the past. The pandemic, global lockdowns, US elections, one of the...

Reflecting on our top equity holdings

By Leonard Krüger on 28 Oct 2019

The performance of the Allan Gray Equity, Balanced and Stable funds has been disappointing over the past couple of years. Low single-digit returns from...

Q&A: Understanding Orbis’ performance and potential

By Duncan Artus and Edward Blain on 28 Oct 2019

Market breadth has been very narrow offshore, with few winners and many losers. Among the losers have been emerging markets and select cyclicals. At the same...

Equity Fund update: Focus turns to locally listed international businesses

By Duncan Artus on 04 May 2018

The market had a volatile first quarter with positive sentiment towards South African equities continuing against a backdrop of volatile international market...

Stable Fund update: How to invest in ‘interesting’ times

By Mark Dunley-Owen on 15 Jul 2016

‘May you live in interesting times' is an English expression which many believe to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. The expression seems to...

Tobacco economics

By Ruan Stander on 30 Jun 2012

Most industries have a single factor that helps investors to understand them better. Unfortunately for investors looking for easy wins, it does not necessari...

The trend is your friend till it bends at the end

By Duncan Artus on 24 May 2012

For some time we have been concerned about the sustainability and unbalanced nature of consumption growth in South Africa. I don’t believe you can consume,...

The investment case for BAT

By Simon Raubenheimer on 30 Jun 2010

British American Tobacco provides the rare opportunity to invest in a superior quality business in a stable industry at a discount to the average company. Wi...

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