Prudential Investment Managers: Why active management beats passive in South Africa

Prudential Investment Managers' Johnny Lambridis penned an interesting article last month in the Active/Passive debate. Some of the points he made were: Passive investing is gaining ground in the South African market, mainly due to the (generally) lower fees involved compared to actively managed funds, but also based on some misperceptions stemming largely from the … Continue reading Prudential Investment Managers: Why active management beats passive in South Africa

GMO’s 7‐Year Asset Class Real Return Forecasts

GMO have released their monthly forecast of what they believe the probable asset class returns will be over the next 7-years. Comment: Asset class / index views are a broad generalisation and should not be interpreted as meaning that all/every component is the same. Within each of these asset classes one will find assets which … Continue reading GMO’s 7‐Year Asset Class Real Return Forecasts

PSG: Be selective when investing offshore and don’t discount South Africa

Writing in the latest PSG Asset Management quarterly newsletter my friend and former colleague, Philipp Wörz has highlighted that it's not just foreign asset managers who think that developed market valuations are starting to feel quite stretched, but local managers are very aware of this too. "Global equities have been in a bull market ever … Continue reading PSG: Be selective when investing offshore and don’t discount South Africa

The S&P 500: The most widely tracked index in the world

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500) is is a market capitalisation weighted index composed of 500 large-cap stocks (over about $10billion) and is seen as a leading indicator of U.S. equities. Here is an intro to the index. Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity and should … Continue reading The S&P 500: The most widely tracked index in the world