There is always a frenzy to devour and dissect Warren Buffett’s shareholder letter and extract the freshest pearls of wisdom. This year was no exception, even though the pickings seemed a bit slim.
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Tax-efficient products are an easy sell, but are you paying your tax benefit away in fees?
It’s not too soon to engage your financial planner in a conversation about how much you will be charged for financial advice once RDR comes into effect.
In part 2 of Lars Kroijer's Investing Demystified video series, he explains why the chances are slim that the fund manager you pick will beat the market.
Lars Kroijer, author of Investing Demystified and a former hedge fund manager, has created a five-video series to explain investing, and why you can’t beat the market.
The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) aims to provide transparency around financial advice and products, but how do customers really feel about it?
Event risks will come and go, but a well-structured balance sheet should withstand the short-term volatility created by these external events.
National Treasury recently released its latest paper on retirement reform entitled "Retirement reform: lowering charges and improving market conduct" in which it makes recommendations for default retirement options which will provide a reasonable retirement solution to those individuals who don't want to be actively engaged in their retirement...
The recently published Morningstar Global Fund Investor Experience 2015 study, which analyses 25 countries that offer investment funds, highlights high fees, poor disclosure levels and advisers’ lack of fiduciary duty as some of the key issues plaguing South Africa’s investment industry. Overall, South Africa was awarded a C and remains below its...
For most people, cost is a primary consideration in almost every purchase decision. Except, it seems, when it comes to critical financial decisions, such as buying a savings or investment product. Many South African retirement investors therefore also overlook the fees on their living annuity, or rather, the impact these fees will have on the...