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Take charge of your finances during COVID-19

By Leaveil Des Fountain on 17 Jun 2020

Reading time: 1 min

As we think about the day-to-day impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our families, friends, colleagues and communities, it’s easy to lose sight of our long-te...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

Q&A with Allan Gray and Orbis: Investing beyond COVID-19

By Tamryn Lamb on 26 May 2020

Reading time: 1 min

While financial market volatility as a result of COVID-19 is expected to continue over the short term, the investment teams at Allan Gray and Orbis are focus...

Insights categories - Local investing

Investing during lockdown and beyond

By Duncan Artus on 25 May 2020

Reading time: 4 mins

Sometimes in investing, the best thing to do is nothing. In a presentation to advisers and clients via Zoom webinar, Duncan Artus examined the levels and...

Insights categories - Offshore investing

Orbis: Keeping a clear head during the COVID chaos

By Alec Cutler on 08 May 2020

Reading time: 7 mins

2020 has proven to be a year of many firsts, for all the wrong reasons, resulting in much uncertainty. Presenting to clients via Zoom webinar, Alec Cutler,...

Insights categories - Local investing

Perspectives and portfolio positioning amid COVID-19

By Andrew Lapping on 08 May 2020

Reading time: 6 mins

The world as we know it has changed dramatically over the last two months, with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown strategies causing extreme volatility on t...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

Opinion: Counting the economic cost of South Africa’s lockdown

By Andrew Lapping on 07 May 2020

Reading time: 8 mins

As South Africans, we want our country to prosper and the quality of life for all those living within our borders to improve. Millions live in total poverty...

Insights categories - Offshore investing

Orbis: The importance of preparation

By William Gray on 06 May 2020

Reading time: 1 min

In this six-minute video, Orbis' president and head of the investment team, William Gray, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the firm and the importance of...

Insights categories - Offshore investing

Orbis: Lesson from the past

By Adam R. Karr on 06 May 2020

Reading time: 1 min

In this seven-minute video, Orbis portfolio manager, Adam Karr, draws on lessons learned in previous market crises to discuss the current environment and som...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Optimism in a time of distress

By Lise-Mari Crafford on 23 Apr 2020

Reading time: 9 mins

As we pull together as a nation struggling to come to terms with the health and financial crises we face, is there any room at all for optimism? Lise-Mari...

Insights categories - Local investing

Positioning our portfolios for growth beyond COVID-19

By Andrew Lapping on 23 Apr 2020

Reading time: 12 mins

The speed at which the financial market swings from despair to elation is astounding. The past few months have seen no shortage of mood swings as investors...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

The world after the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sandy McGregor on 23 Apr 2020

Reading time: 11 mins

We are witnessing a global economic collapse without precedent in modern times. As investors we must think about what the world will look like when the...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Avoid "hot thinking" when it comes to your investments

By Nomi Bodlani on 23 Apr 2020

Reading time: 5 mins

The markets have plunged in the face of COVID-19. The temptation to disinvest and wait on the sidelines for things to improve is real. But is this a form of...

Insights categories - Offshore investing

Orbis: Turn away from the noise and look to the long term

By Ben Preston on 23 Apr 2020

Reading time: 9 mins

Much has been written about the emotional cycle of fear and greed in investing. Both panic and excessive optimism can create extraordinary opportunities for...

Insights categories - Offshore investing

Orbis: Performance and positioning during COVID-19

By Radhesen Naidoo on 17 Apr 2020

Reading time: 9 mins

There has been little else to talk about as COVID-19 dominates world headlines. Globally, everyone is trying to evaluate the real impact the pandemic will ha...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Managing your portfolio through COVID-19

By Marise Bester on 13 Apr 2020

Reading time: 9 mins

In just a matter of weeks our world has changed dramatically. In an attempt to make sense of it all, we look for information that will provide us with a sens...

Insights categories - Retirement

What happens to your retirement savings if your company shuts its doors?

By Saleem Sonday on 09 Apr 2020

Reading time: 6 mins

What are employees’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to retirement savings if a company faces closure during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Insights categories - Markets and economy

COVID-19: Looking to history to understand potential outcomes

By Stephan Bernard on 09 Apr 2020

Reading time: 7 mins

With much of the world in lockdown, one wonders whether it is appropriate to draw on past analogies in thinking about what lies ahead. However, every prior...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

COVID-19: Q&A with Allan Gray portfolio managers

By Tamryn Lamb on 08 Apr 2020

Viewing time: 6 mins

With many countries in lockdown, uncertainty prevails. Against this backdrop, many clients are asking for our views on the economic impact, an update on our...

Insights categories - Corporate citizenship

COVID-19: We remain open for you during the lockdown

By Tamryn Lamb on 25 Mar 2020

Viewing time: 1 min

As we enter into lockdown, Tamryn Lamb, head of retail distribution, reassures investors that we are open during this most unsettling time. She also provides...

Insights categories - Corporate citizenship

COVID-19: Supporting umbrella fund members through the lockdown

By Saleem Sonday on 25 Mar 2020

Viewing time: 1 min

As we enter into lockdown, Saleem Sonday, head of group savings and investments, reassures umbrella fund members that the trustees continue to ensure that...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

COVID-19: Evaluating market risk versus opportunity

By Duncan Artus on 25 Mar 2020

Viewing time: 1 min

We have managed our portfolios through a range of different crises since 1974. Over the last 20 years, the dotcom collapse in 2001/02, the global financial...

Insights categories - Corporate citizenship

Allan Gray will continue to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown

By Rob Formby on 24 Mar 2020

Reading time: 2 mins

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a 21-day country-wide lockdown as of midnight on 26 March 2020, we would like to reassure you that Alla...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

Coronavirus: Taking stock of the state of the markets

By Andrew Lapping on 19 Mar 2020

Reading time: 10 mins

The world is changing extremely fast. The global business shutdown is unlike anything seen outside wartime. It is impossible to know the length or depth of t...

Insights categories - Corporate citizenship

Our commitment to business continuity during COVID-19

By Rob Formby on 17 Mar 2020

Reading time: 1 min

With so much uncertainty in the markets as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we recognise the importance of being available to our clients.

Insights categories - Markets and economy

How will current market conditions impact our portfolios?

By Radhesen Naidoo on 11 Mar 2020

Reading time: 8 mins

The start of 2020 has been tumultuous as fears about the coronavirus have dominated the news and global markets. The resulting volatility has been compounded...

Insights categories - Markets and economy

Making sense of current market conditions

By Andrew Lapping on 09 Mar 2020

Reading time: 4 mins

The current market volatility is understandably causing investors much stress. Andrew Lapping examines the impact of coronavirus and the drop of the oil pric...

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