Category Archive: 3.) Investec

Educating rural communities

Investment in education is a critical focus for any economic growth strategy. With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, digital education has taken centre stage. Through the Good Work Foundation (GWF) in partnership with Investec, rural youth in the Hazyview area, in Mpumalanga, have been introduced to digital learning and English. Read more: https://invest.ec/2ltmhuE

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Would you have beef with in vitro meat?

Is in vitro meat healthier? How is it produced? How will in vitro meat affect other industries in the supply chain? Mosa Meat chief scientific officer and professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, Mark Post, answers some of the key questions about the rise of in vitro meat. Read more: https://invest.ec/2lzgT94

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Swiss Research Leads to Cancer Break Through

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute recently deciphered the structure of the CC chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7), a signaling protein. Cancer cells use CCR7 to guide themselves into the lymphatic system, spreading cancer throughout the body. The resulting secondary tumors, called metastases, are responsible for most cancer deaths.

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The paradox of more data for investors

While it may seem self-evident that the world we live in has seen a dramatic increase in the production and availability of data, the same cannot be said about our ability to use this data in making better investment decisions. Why is that? We asked members of Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group …

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Retiring the traditional concept of retirement

Outliving your retirement funds is a very real possibility for many people. We asked Investec’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their views. Read more: https://invest.ec/2ZisJYx

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Women on the rise | Mentorship

Shabhana Thaver, Investec Private Bank & Specialist Bank IT head, shares her story on how mentorship has helped her rise. Find out more: https://invest.ec/2NvN5q5 #InvestecWomen

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Women investing in women

Relationships that drive change. Lettie Matthews and mentor, Melanie Humphries, share their inspiring story of growth and bravery. Find out more: https://invest.ec/2ZsJr2o #InvestecWomen

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Investing? How to prepare for a future you can’t predict

Investors love predictability, certainty and bull markets. However, the global economy is presently characterised by bears and volatility. We asked members of Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group for their opinion. Read more: https://invest.ec/2U9ecbQ

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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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