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PART 4: Investing offshore to finance international education

By Ray Mhere on 16 Jul 2019

It’s hard to make space for saving in our already-stretched budgets, but what about those of us who have children aspiring to spread their wings by studying...

Guarded optimism on new Zimbabwe dollar

By Nick Ndiritu on 03 Jul 2019

This past quarter, Zimbabwe reintroduced its national currency, reviving bitter memories of the hyperinflation period before the infamous Zimbabwe dollar was...

The role of currency when investing offshore

By Dan Brocklebank on 09 Nov 2018

If you buy a share in your local market, assessing your performance is easy. If the price goes up, you make money. If you buy shares in other markets, howeve...

What is a good offshore strategy?

By Dan Brocklebank and Tamryn Lamb on 23 Oct 2018

Novice and experienced investors often ask the same question time and again: When is the best time to invest offshore?

Zimbabwe in transition

By Nick Ndiritu on 06 Jul 2018

Zimbabwe’s election on 30 July 2018 heralds a new beginning after the abrupt end to President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign in November 2017. We are not...

Adopt a global mind-set for long-term investment success

By Tamryn Lamb and Earl Van Zyl on 15 Jun 2018

South African investors are fixated on the rand exchange rate, so much so that our currency movements act as a barometer of our nation’s mood: when the rand ...

Currency matters

By Rob Perrone on 23 Mar 2018

Rob Perrone, from our offshore partner Orbis, discusses why exchange rates are a big deal, and how Orbis actively manages currency exposure in it funds...

What can be done to address SA’s fiscal crisis?

By Sandy McGregor on 12 Jan 2018

Global economic activity continued to gain momentum in the last quarter of 2017. Global purchasing manager’s indices, which are a good barometer of current a...

The value of bitcoin

By Jacques Plaut on 24 Oct 2017

The total market value of all bitcoins is US$80bn, which is more than the value of Richemont and triple the value of Anglo American. It is the topic on which...

Valuation of Nigerian and Zimbabwean holdings in the Allan Gray Africa ex-SA Equity Fund

By Nick Ndiritu on 12 May 2017

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has established a new foreign exchange (FX) platform for investors and exporters, effective 24 April 2017. The exchange...

Keep calm and carry on investing

By Andrew Lapping on 17 Jan 2017

The past 12 months seem to have passed particularly swiftly, maybe because fundamentally very little changed. Interestingly, the light in which investors vie...

Protect your buying power by investing offshore

By Richard Carter on 30 Dec 2016

We are all fixated on the rand-dollar exchange rate and what it will do next, but does it really affect our day-to-day? And what can you do about it? Listen ...

How to think about risk in Nigeria

By Nick Ndiritu on 11 Jul 2016

Our investment approach does not change even during periods of extreme market volatility. As always, we carefully consider investment opportunities where ris...

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