Category Archive: 3.) Investec

Are currencies losing their currency?

The rise (and fall) of cryptocurrencies has forced global financial markets to think more closely about how they classify and use currencies in the modern context. We asked members of Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their opinion. Read more: https://invest.ec/2KWreX7

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Investing? How to prepare for black swans

We asked Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their views on how to prepare for future black swans. Read more: https://invest.ec/326fgjn

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Investing – not all emerging markets are equal

Emerging markets are often favoured due to their growth potential, which generally exceeds that of more developed economies. However, investing successfully in emerging markets is not without nuance. We asked members of Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their opinion. Read more: https://invest.ec/2HrfxFz

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In a volatile world, is cash king?

Is the best buffer against volatility cash or another fixed income investment? That depends on your investment horizon and when you plan on retiring. We asked members of Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their opinion. Read more: https://invest.ec/2HqT8Iy

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Will AI replace investment advisers?

As the Artificial Intelligence trend grows in prominence, people in the financial services space are increasingly asking, will intelligent technologies replace humans in the investment decision-making process? We asked members of Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their opinion. Read more: https://invest.ec/2ZkWozx

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Round 2 New Zealand All Blacks vs. Victor Matfield, Cindy Poluta & Maps Maponyane

It’s the GREATEST word showdown of 2019 as the All Blacks tackle Victor Matfield, Cindy Poluta and Maps Maponyane. Who do you think is the ultimate winner? https://invest.ec/2N1SBjT #BestOfTheBestRugby

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The New Zealand All Blacks vs. Victor Matfield, Cindy Poluta & Maps Maponyane #BestOfTheBestRugby

It’s the ultimate word scrum as the All Blacks take on Victor Matfield, Cindy Poluta and Maps Maponyane to find out who the best of the best really is! Find out more: https://invest.ec/2N1SBjT #BestOfTheBestRugby

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Rewind of The Road to Wellington competition

We’re hitting rewind on The Road To Wellington competition with Victor Matfield, Cindy Poluta and Maps Maponyane! As enablers of international rugby we gave clients an iconic trip that exposed them to the #BestOfTheBestRugby https://Investec.com/Rugby

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Switzerland has highest underemployment in Europe

In 2018, 830,000 people in Switzerland were unable to find the work they wanted, according the Federal Statistical Office. While 243,000 were looking but not immediately available and 231,000 were unemployed, most (356,000) were underemployed – working but unable to find as many hours of work as they’d like.

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Swiss apprenticeships – too many places, not enough takers

Figures on unfilled apprenticeship places show the difficulty of matching supply and demand in the labour market. This year there were 12,000 unfilled apprenticeship positions in Switzerland. Switzerland’s apprenticeship model, which helps match workers’ skills with employer demand, is one driver of Switzerland’s low unemployment (4.9%) – 2018 ILO basis.

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How brands can connect with humans in a data-driven world

The biggest threat to brands is to outsource their customer relationship to web-based platforms, says Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator for Flux Trends. Read more: https://invest.ec/2XZoS1L

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UBS warns of a looming shortage of workers in Switzerland

The Swiss bank UBS estimates there could be a shortfall of 500,000 workers in Switzerland in the coming 10 years as the baby boomer generation retires. However, the bank predicts the shortfall will not be even across all industries. Some sectors are expected to stagnate. Workers in these industries might find it harder to find work.

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Swiss exports to the US significantly exceed those to Germany for the first time

According to an analysis by the Swiss broadcaster RTS, Switzerland’s EU exports have declined in recent years. Over the first quarter of 2019, for the first time, exports to the US exceeded those to Germany by more than CHF 1 billion reaching CHF 15.7 billion. Exports to the US have risen from 8.3% to 16.3% of total Swiss exports over the last 30 years.

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Rhino rehabilitation and release | A story of survival

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has for the first time, successfully released two rhino orphaned from poaching. As the gates opened, and the tentative pair crossed the threshold into the reserve, the magnitude of the moment became apparent. Tears and laughter were shared as Gertjie and Matimba were given a second chance at life, and …

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How much of my wealth should be offshore?

In a globalised world where money is moving freely, it is estimated that up to 50% of your wealth should be offshore. Annelise Peers, Chief Investment Officer, Investec Wealth & Investment, Switzerland discusses how Swiss and Japanese investors generally invest 50% of their wealth onshore and then go offshore for more volatile, riskier assets that …

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Are You Smarter Than A Lwando? Maps gets behind the wheel of vehicle finance

Welcome to a uniquely mzansi game show Are You Smarter Than A Lwando?, which is adorably hosted by little Lwando, with our very own Investec Private Banking brand ambassador, Maps Maponyane in the “hot seat”. In this episode, Maps learns about all things “VrrPha!”. From saving for a deposit on a vehicle to the hidden …

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Investing: Don’t sell your winners

Why time in the market is a better approach to investing than timing the market, according to John Haynes, Head of Research and Chairman of the Global Investment Strategy Group at Investec Wealth & Investment. Read more: https://invest.ec/2JiQi9M

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Investing: Time in the market vs timing the market?

Research shows that those who stay invested over the long run in a well-diversified portfolio will generally do better than those who try to profit from turning points in the market. The Global Investment Strategy Group from Investec Wealth & Investment share their views. Read more: https://invest.ec/2L9rnYm

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Is diversification a good investment strategy?

Why having an undiversified investment strategy a risky proposition, says the Global Investment Strategy Group from Investec Wealth & Investment. Read more: https://invest.ec/2L8Ku58

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How likely is a US-China trade war?

A resolution of the US-China trade war is necessary to avoid a global stagflationary shock. This is according to self-proclaimed China bull, John Haynes, Head of Research and Chairman of the Global Investment Strategy Group at Investec Wealth & Investment. Read more: https://invest.ec/30mdLN3

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