COLLECTIVE INSIGHT: This time it’s personal

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

Goals-based investing may be the best method for personal investing, but currently this method is not common practice. Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser discusses what changes need to be made in the market for goals-based investment to work.

COLLECTIVE INSIGHT: Why do we all fall down?

Shaun Levitan

We all want a comfortable lifestyle that is afforded by sufficient income when we retire. But there are many investment strategies out there. We go down to the basics of saving money for retirement by looking at defined contribution investment strategies

COLLECTIVE INSIGHT: How smart is your investment strategy?

Petri Greeff

There are a number of investment strategy options for companies but choosing the right one is not always an easy feat. Petri Greef helps you understand what strategy could best suit you.

COLLECTIVE INSIGHT: Aligning assets with their owners

Ainsley To

Emphasising outcome-based selection criteria such as the number of previous clients an adviser has helped achieve their goals is a more relevant measure of investment success.


Deslin Naidoo, head of investment research at Alexander Forbes

Deslin Naidoo, head of investment research at Alexander Forbes, explains the concept of goals-based investing in this article.

INSIGHT: Why public holidays are bad for business


All the public holidays around this time in South Africa has some serious financial implications for businesses and in turn, the economy. The effect of one public holiday can cost the country around R1bn. We look at other ways in which public holidays are negatively affecting South African business.

INSIGHT: Transformation, Government and the private sector


This year we celebrate the 20th year of democracy in South Africa. We can look back and assess our transformation and growth as a nation with pride. A lot has changed in the public and private sectors since 1994, we take a look at objectives and aspirations for South Africa according to the NDP’s objectives.

INSIGHT: The executive merry-go-round


Recent moves in South Africa’s C-Suites prove that an “inner circle” of tried, tested and trusted managers – that show quality leadership and achieved noteworthy business results – are first choice when it comes to replacing exiting CEOs or non-executive directors on boards. We look at what is referred to as the merry-go-round.

INSIGHT: Bright future for online retail in SA


Following the sudden closure of four online shopping portals – SA Camera, Style36, 5 Rooms and Kinderelo – we’re faced with some questions surrounding the future of online retail in South Arica. We look at factors that are actually driving e-commerce in SA as well as promoting development of the industry.

INSIGHT: SA SME industry not for the unprepared


Running a small or medium enterprise in South Africa despite all the challenges we face, is definitely not for the faint hearted. Gerrie van Biljon from Business Partners Limited assesses macro and micro risks local businesses need to be aware of.