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How to invest in challenging times

By Ruan Stander on 22 Jan 2020

A braai over the weekend inevitably reminds us of the significant challenges our country faces – there is lots of negative news to talk about.

Is your portfolio overly concentrated?

By Vuyo Nogantshi on 30 May 2019

South Africa has a relatively small equities market with a handful of dominant shares, spread across a few sectors, which are available to invest in. This...

Take charge of your finance this Women's month

By Jeanette Marais on 14 Aug 2017

A man is not a financial plan and women today are becoming more aware of the fact that they must take ownership of their finances. August is Women’s month, s...

Equity opportunities down under

By JD de Lange and LJ Collyer on 30 Jun 2013

Last quarter, Seema Dala wrote about the importance of diversifying your portfolios by investing offshore. Australia is definitely offshore from South Africa...

Investing offshore to reduce portfolio risk

By Seema Dala on 31 Mar 2013

Five years on from the start of the Global Financial Crisis, as economic uncertainty continues across the world, investors remain sceptical about exposing...

Message from our Top 10 equity holdings

By Simon Raubenheimer on 26 Nov 2012

Investors frequently ask us whether or not our choice of shares reveals a particular theme or ‘story’. Investors are also curious as to how we alter our...

The Allan Gray Investment Platform: high quality service with simple, transparent fund choice

By Jeanette Marais on 30 Jun 2012

Objectives for investing change throughout our lives, from buying a car or house, to longer-term goals, such as saving for our children's education and our...

The benefits and pitfalls of foreign diversification

By Chris du Toit on 30 Sep 2009

Most South African investors looking to diversify will choose to include offshore assets in their portfolio. The trick is to select the right combination of...

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