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Peregrine Capital eyes measured growth

Lamont Smith joins in business development role to look at filling remaining capacity across equity-focused hedge fund range

AWARDS 2014: Peregrine Capital, represented by Jacques Conradie and Tobie Lochner, took the award for Fund of the Year. For more, click here.


On the cusp of change, industry invests in itself

Adding talent in key areas is an important part of the transition to a more complex regulatory environment, while keeping the focus on delivering strong returns

Steyn Capital builds out its team

Two new analysts and a dedicated trader boost investment team to nine, as assets grow

Fixed income funds lead the charge

South African funds add a provisional 1.36% in January

South African funds start the year solidly

FTSE/JSE All Share Index adds 3.1% in January
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Nigerian rout continues as Egypt rises above the fray

Regional, structural and political trends in Africa continue to challenge investors...
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Egypt posts year’s highest gains

African bourses ended 2014 not with a bang but a whimper...
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Nigeria slides on falling oil revenues

Egypt and Namibia come out ahead in November...
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Private equity continues to strengthen over medium term

Asset class still lags the strong equity market returns of recent years...
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Monthly Medians JAN 2015 YTD 2015
South African Composite 1.22% 1.22%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 0.75% 0.75%
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Finance News | JSE consolidates in line with world markets

The JSE has continued to consolidate, following world markets which are moving mostly sideways after recent records.

Read more › | Asian markets end week mixed

Asian markets have been mixed after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, as Tokyo advanced to a fresh high.

Read more › | European shares pause after best start of year

European shares have dipped, pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in late 1986.

Read more › | Rand steady vs dollar as market digests budget

The rand has steadied against the dollar as traders await the release of trade data later in the day and continue to digest Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget.

Read more › | Asian markets largely flat in morning trade

Asian markets have been largely flat in morning trade after the dollar firmed on US inflation data, while Japanese figures challenged Tokyo's war on falling prices.

Read more › | Nasdaq nears 5 000 as oil weakness weighs

The Nasdaq has powered closer to 5 000 points while weakness in oil-linked equities kept the Dow and S&P 500 in the red.

Read more › | European stocks higher, FTSE, DAX hit record closes

Europe's main stock markets finished up on Thursday with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index and Frankfurt's DAX 30 index hitting record high closing levels.

Read more › | Rand reverses gains, tracks weaker euro

The rand has weakened against the dollar in line with the euro, relinquishing earlier gains which had been triggered by the government's plan to narrow the budget deficit.

Read more › | European stocks mostly higher

European stock markets have mostly risen, with the UK banking sector in focus after RBS posted fresh huge losses and Standard Chartered unveiled a boardroom shake-up.

Read more › | US stocks dip on mixed data

Wall Street stocks have dipped in opening trade following mixed US economic data.

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Cape Town, Feb 19, 2015
The HedgeNews Africa 2014 Awards are provisionally scheduled for February 19, 2015 in Cape Town.
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The HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2015 is provisionally scheduled for February 19, 2015 in Cape Town. For full coverage of this year's event see our bumper April print edition. Click for more

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