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Buy-to-let residential property in the UK is a sound investment – provided the ownership is tax-efficient

Buy-to-let residential property in the UK is a sound investment – provided the ownership is tax-efficient

Sovereign Trust | 1 August, 2017 Buying property in the UK remains a sound offshore investment, especially within the residential buy-to-let ambit. But, as with all offshore decisions, there are many factors to take into account if the investment is

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ETF distribution schedule for Q2

ETF distribution schedule for Q2

JSE listed Exchange Traded Funds

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Battening down the hatches: Treasurers prepare for harder times as South Africa officially enters recession

Battening down the hatches: Treasurers prepare for harder times as South Africa officially enters recession

Sean Segar | 8 June 2017 Nedgroup Investments held its annual Treasurer’s Conference to discuss the key issues affecting local treasurers – specifically how to create opportunities for parking their high levels of surplus cash in such a challenging political

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SA vs. offshore: it’s about risk mitigation

SA vs. offshore: it’s about risk mitigation

In the last month South Africa has been rocked by a cabinet reshuffle, a double downgrade to junk status and nationwide protests calling for the removal of the President elect. This turmoil has led to yet another big devaluation of the Rand leaving many wondering whether it is finally time for them to take their money (or at least some of it) out of South Africa.

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New JSE-listed AMI Big50 ex-SA ETF offers Pan-African investment opportunities

New JSE-listed AMI Big50 ex-SA ETF offers Pan-African investment opportunities

JSE | 20 April 2017 New ETF offers investments across multiple African exchanges   Today’s listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) of the Big50 Ex-SA ETF gives investors access to a new index that offers a diversified investment of

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Sygnia acquires db X-trackers

Sygnia acquires db X-trackers

Sygnia | 30 March 2017 Sygnia announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase db X-trackers (RF) Proprietary Limited (“DBX”) from Deutsche Group Holdings (SA) Proprietary Limited for R325 000 000, subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.  Following

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Money Market funds paid out almost R3bn in extra interest in 2016

Money Market funds paid out almost R3bn in extra interest in 2016

Ian Ferguson | Nedgroup Investments In spite of an extremely turbulent and unpredictable year, The South African Money Market fund industry displayed robust growth throughout 2016, providing jittery investors with a safe-haven for idle cash. There has also been a

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Budget Speech an opportunity to send a positive message to tax payers

Budget Speech an opportunity to send a positive message to tax payers

Nedgroup Investments Cash Solutions | 21 February 2017 Expect a focus on tax collection and government spending cuts In the current uncertain environment, the budget speech is a crucial tool to communicate confidence to tax payers. As such, the focus

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Retirement funds Draft Default Regulation – Second draft shows commitment to improving SA savings

Retirement funds Draft Default Regulation – Second draft shows commitment to improving SA savings

Denver Keswell – Nedgroup Investments | 31 January 2017 A look at the key amendments and issues in the new draft legislation Treasury has made numerous amendments to the first draft of their retirement funds default regulations released on 9

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10 Rules for investing effectively for income

10 Rules for investing effectively for income

23 November 2016 In an environment where investment returns are becoming increasingly strained, many investors could be tempted to chase yield. This however is a very dangerous investment strategy as it often fails to take the associated risk into account.

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Three key issues around draft default regulation for retirement funds

Three key issues around draft default regulation for retirement funds

Draft default regulation for retirement funds not intended to lock members in When it comes to understanding draft default regulations for retirement funds, investors and trustees are reminded to focuses on the three key issues: default investment portfolios, default preservation

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In volatile environments, investors urged to look beyond the yield

In volatile environments, investors urged to look beyond the yield

12 October 2016 In an uncertain investment environment, where capital growth is hard to find, investors are taking yield more seriously than ever. However, when it comes to comparing investments, investors should be careful of misinterpreting or focusing only on

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Practical money management skills for teens – the #Easy way!

Practical money management skills for teens – the #Easy way!

The festive season is almost upon us, bringing with it a steadily increasing list of demands for the latest (and did I mention pricey) gadgets!

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Tax-free investments: An attractive option, within limits

Tax-free investments: An attractive option, within limits

31 August 2016| Pieter Hugo, MD Prudential Unit Trusts In a case of look before you leap, check out the limitations before you invest. Tax-free investments, launched in March 2015,  are products that any investor should consider as part of their

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Creating a sustainable savings culture requires more than just retirement savings

Creating a sustainable savings culture requires more than just retirement savings

By identifying with everyday financial pressures, employers are more likely to encourage employees to save for retirement.

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