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...

Your pension is worth 30% less – Magnus Heystek

Your pension is worth 30% less – Magnus Heystek

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth 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...

Is it too late to join the gold rush?

Is it too late to join the gold rush?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By André Basson* The current global economic and market situation, created by the impact of Covid-19 and governments’ response, has driven investors to gold; often the world’s favourite save haven investment in...

Brenthurst cautions young investors about investing in an RA

Brenthurst cautions young investors about investing in an RA

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Maria Smit*  Young investors need think carefully about investing in a RA Saving for retirement – from the day an income is earned – is one aspect of an overall financial plan that is strongly advised by most...

Retiring soon… what you need to consider

By Suzean Haumann* You are retiring this year and are overwhelmed with all the information you are receiving. Not sure what to do with your hard-earned savings… but you must comply with the Income Tax Act by investing in a mandatory income paying annuity. For many...

Financial ‘Disaster Plan’

Financial ‘Disaster Plan’

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Marise Smit* The Covid-19 pandemic caught many people off guard, the subsequent economic downturn perhaps more so, but with financial markets flat and businesses going bust, investors everywhere are taking a big...

The Value of Bonds in a Portfolio

By Danine van Zyl ,Financial Planner, Brenthurst Wealth Management Many investors do not fully understand what bonds are, how to invest in it or what value it can add to an overall investment strategy. If used effectively, it can make a healthy contribution in a...

Retiring soon… what you need to consider

Retiring soon… what you need to consider

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Suzean Haumann* You are retiring this year and are overwhelmed with all the information you are receiving. Not sure what to do with your hard-earned savings… but you must comply with the Income Tax Act by...

The value of bonds in a portfolio

The value of bonds in a portfolio

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Danine van Zyl*  Many investors do not fully understand what bonds are, how to invest in it or what value it can add to an overall investment strategy. If used effectively, it can make a healthy contribution in a...

Beware of these money mistakes

Beware of these money mistakes

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Sonia du Plessis*  Over the past two decades, whether the financial crisis of 2007/08 or the more recent economic Covid-19 economic shock, people tend to make the same money mistakes no matter what the event or...

Saving for a rainy day in the eye of a storm

Saving for a rainy day in the eye of a storm

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Stefan Janse van Vuuren* A savings account for emergencies has long been listed by advisors as one of the cornerstones of any successful personal financial plan/strategy. An emergency fund lends investors the...

Be smart with retrenchment money

Be smart with retrenchment money

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Renee Eagar*  The Covid-19 pandemic has delivered economic hardship in its wake as countries around the world instituted lockdown measures in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. As a result, massive job...

Retiring in the time of Covid-19

Retiring in the time of Covid-19

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth Investing and financial planning for any personal finance goals became a lot more challenging as the impact of Covid-19 swept through the world, causing intense volatility and a demanding investment environment. For...

The value of a living will

The value of a living will

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Malissa Anthony* A comprehensive personal financial plan needs to include several components. Many investors are  aware of the importance of a will and keeping this updated and most individuals typically invest a...

SA’s best kept investment secret? Magnus Heystek introduces MiPlan

SA’s best kept investment secret? Magnus Heystek introduces MiPlan

For many years, Allan Gray has sucked in billions of rands in investments on the back of a reputation for superior asset management performance. Helping Allan Gray has been that investors do not necessarily have to pay an advisor to access its portfolios, which means...