BusinessSimon’s weekly wrap: Widening the focus

Simon’s weekly wrap: Widening the focus


I had an awesome chat with Nosibusiso Ngqondoyi from Outdated Mutual Multi-Managers concerning the native hedge fund trade. It’s surprisingly small, at slightly below R90 billion of belongings beneath administration, however importantly the trade has an awesome observe document. Internet of charges the out efficiency in opposition to conventional fund managers is a few 2% a yr utilizing the lengthy/brief technique, and one thing buyers ought to contemplate for a portion of an general portfolio (learn the transcript).

Redge Nkosi, govt director at Firstsource Cash, is anxious by central banks’ singular give attention to rates of interest as their solely mandate to regulate inflation. He says a twin mandate that features unemployment could be very a lot doable and needs to be thought of as a way to get the economic system rising (learn the transcript).

During the last yr inventories have been increasing, largely a response to produce chain constraints. Keith McLachlan of Integral Asset Administration as a warning about these elevated ranges, particularly as beneath stress customers are spending much less. In lots of circumstances that additional inventory goes to should be discounted as a way to be offered and it will harm margins into the brand new yr (learn the transcript).

Black Friday has lastly arrived, albeit the specials began at the very least every week in the past and, in some circumstances, even earlier. I spoke with Isana Cordier at Absa Company and Funding Banking about developments we’re seeing. One noticeable development has been discounting of shopper staples fairly than the normal big-ticket objects, as customers really feel the stress of rising rates of interest and inflation (learn the transcript).

Additionally this week:

Vusi Mahlangu of Tamela Capital Companions on offering hole capital for pupil lodging (learn the transcript).


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