Investment Opportunities Without Borders

Investment Opportunities Without Borders

Magnus Heystek has been called a few uncomplimentary names in his time. As it turns out, investors don’t like to be told that they’re headed in the wrong direction. Heystek has taken flack for suggesting that South Africans would do well to move their money away from...

ESG investing trend accelerates

ESG investing trend accelerates

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Sonia du Plessis, CFP®*  Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing represents one of the hottest investment themes this year, with many predicting that the likes of ESG, impact investing, and...

Why has the rand made a come-back?

Why has the rand made a come-back?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Renee Eagar, CFP®*  The local currency’s strong come-back towards the end of 2020 took many by surprise in view of the continued and more severe impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic and worsening local economy....

Emerging markets hold promise for investors in 2021

Emerging markets hold promise for investors in 2021

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Rocco van Zyl*  At the start of 2020 developed markets had delivered the best investment returns for a decade, with US stocks leading the charge, with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ soaring to record highs....

What are the themes that will deliver results for investors in 2021?

What are the themes that will deliver results for investors in 2021?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By André Basson*  As the year draws to a close, many South Africans are so ready to close the chapter of this rollercoaster of a year. André Basson Last time this year, many analysts and economists had vastly...

Semigration boosts coastal areas

Semigration boosts coastal areas

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By André Basson*  Two noticeable demographic trends developed in the past decade or so amongst higher income groups in South Africa. The first was growth in the number of people and families who left the country and...

What successful Covid-19 vaccines mean for investments

What successful Covid-19 vaccines mean for investments

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Aidan Freswick* Covid-19 hit the world economy like a hurricane this year and left no place untouched. In the “pre-Covid-19 Vaccine World” it has resulted in a market crash, and here are some of the effects of...

Personality and how it impacts investment returns

Personality and how it impacts investment returns

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Desmond Benecke* The investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself – Benjamin Graham. Economists traditionally believed that investors behave rationally when making investment...

Should my home be paid off at retirement?

Should my home be paid off at retirement?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Stefan Janse van Vuuren* There is a certain comfort around knowing you are going to retire debt-free. But that peace of mind should be weighed against solid financial facts. Stefan Janse van Vuuren When it comes...

International ‘wrapper’ products can boost offshore portfolios

International ‘wrapper’ products can boost offshore portfolios

International ‘wrapper’ products can boost offshore portfolios *This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Suzean Haumann and Aidan Freswick* Investors are faced with various options when it comes to offshore investing. These include opportunities to...

Retirement savings for every life stage

Retirement savings for every life stage

Retirement savings for every life stage 9th November 2020 by Editor   *This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Marise Smit, CFP®*  Saving for retirement remains a very important, if not the most critical, component of an overall financial plan. Yet...

Divorce, living annuities and what you should know

Divorce, living annuities and what you should know

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Arin Ruttenberg*  Divorce, just like death, is a life event that has a significant impact on financial planning. Unlike death, however, it is not something planned for which could have a detrimental impact on...

An alternative way to approach annuities for retirement

An alternative way to approach annuities for retirement

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Suzean Haumann* From March 2019 all retirement funds must offer their members annuity (pension) options that conform to regulations that came into effect in September 2017. The aim of these default regulations...

Five easy investing options

Five easy investing options

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Sonia du Plessis*  Many individuals avoid investing in the stock market or in savings products because they are not familiar with it or do not understand how it works. In fact, many people keep their savings in...

How to rescue your retirement – Magnus Heystek

How to rescue your retirement – Magnus Heystek

Magnus Heystek, founder of award-winning Brenthurst Wealth Management, has been educating South African investors on the perils of investing in South African vehicles to fund retirement. In this article, the former personal finance editor unpicks the problems in...

What is passive investing? Experts Heystek, Segall explain

What is passive investing? Experts Heystek, Segall explain

In a recent BizNews Finance Friday webinar, investment experts Magnus Heystek of Brenthurst Wealth Management and Lisa Segall of GinsGlobal Index funds answered your questions about passive index trackers. The experts explain what passive investing is, the possible...

Dos and don’ts when investing

Dos and don’ts when investing

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Renee Eagar*  Investing can be unpredictable, which makes it challenging and stressful. Some rookie investors say the idea of investing without any assurance of a return or the potential of a loss makes them...

Should personal assets be owned through a trust?

Should personal assets be owned through a trust?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth  By Desmond Benecke* Desmond Benecke Including a trust in an overall financial plan has for decades been a popular choice for investors. But over time the legislation relating to, and tax benefits offered by trusts...

Endowments under the microscope

Endowments under the microscope

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Gustav Reinach*  Investing locally or offshore can be challenging with so much more to consider than just market returns and costs. Various structures are available to make offshore allocations, whether it is a...

Mauritius ready after gap year

Mauritius ready after gap year

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Gavin Butchart*  As countries around the world adjust to a new way of life in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare to open their borders, Mauritius has made bold plans and adjusted its legislation to...

Offshore options abundant

Offshore options abundant

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Maria Smit, CFP® Whether you are on the brink of retirement, have discretionary funds to spare or are just starting out, there are various ways to get offshore investment exposure. No matter the size or age of...

Proceed with caution with property investment

Proceed with caution with property investment

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Stefan Janse van Vuuren* Stefan Janse van Vuuren Ever heard a relative or neighbour telling you how great investment property is, based on the R300 000 home bought in 2000 now selling for R2m 20 years later? On...

Your pension is worth 30% less

By Magnus Heystek*  Commentators everywhere – locally and internationally – have urged the ANC government to take drastic steps to change the management of the local economy in order to drive growth and manage the country better. If it is not ratings agencies...

Capital controls, emigration, and the biggest threat to your retirement

Capital controls, emigration, and the biggest threat to your retirement

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth  By Brian Butchart* Government is looking to plug massive debt levels, at a time when the tax base is shrinking, tax collection is at its lowest and debt levels at its highest. The state is spending far more than it...

How-to guide to investing offshore

How-to guide to investing offshore

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth. By Mags Heystek, CFP® With local markets providing historically low returns, there has been an increased interest in investing offshore. Many articles have been written over the last few years about why protecting...