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Northshore readies higher-risk sibling

Loubser passes three-year mark with multi-strategy fund, clocking an annualised return of 18.4%

ON THE GROUND: SSCG's Matthew Hosack and Erik Renander visit a cement plant in Mombasa, Kenya, as they research ideas for their Africa fund. Read more.


Geopolitical risk a defining factor in 2015

Investors will not be immune as markets and economies change gears to reflect changing realities

Sanlam managed account platform takes off

Blue Ink takes first pension fund investor to new institutional hedge fund platform

Fund of funds perform strongly in December

South African funds add a provisional 1.29% for the month

Long/short funds end year on strong note

FTSE/JSE All Share Index dips 0.2% in December to gain 10.9% in 2014
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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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Volatility rattles African bourses

Nigeria and Zimbabwe take the biggest knocks...
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Monthly Medians DEC 2014 2014
South African Composite 1.59% 10.56%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 0.49% 6.79%
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Finance News | Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices

Shares in energy companies have slided after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.

Read more › | JSE run ends on negative reaction to Fed news

The run on the JSE over the last few days has come to a halt as markets worldwide gave a negative interpretation to the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy statement.

Read more › | European shares fall after Fed Reserve statement

European stocks have fallen in early trading after the US Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track. :

Read more › | Asia shares skid as Fed surprises investors

Asian shares have extended losses after Fed took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates.

Read more › | Rand slips to week low ahead of rate decision

The rand has fallen to its weakest in a week as the dollar gained after the Fed's policy statement, while eyes now turn to the Reserve Bank's interest rates decision.

Read more › | Oil up but gains capped on glut concerns

Oil prices have edged higher but gains were capped amid fresh worries about the global supply glut as US crude reserves soared to a record high.

Read more › | US stocks end sharply lower

Wall Street stocks have finished a volatile session sharply lower as worries about the strong dollar and falling oil prices outweighed positive earnings reports.

Read more › | US stocks rise on strong Apple, Boeing results

US stocks have opened higher following strong earnings reports from technology giant Apple and aerospace powerhouse Boeing.

Read more › | European shares dip, Greek stocks extend slide

European shares have dipped, with Greek stocks extending the sell-off sparked by anti-bailout party Syriza's victory in Sunday's election.

Read more › | Oil slips before Fed meeting outcome

Global oil prices weakened on Wednesday as dealers await the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting and the release of a US supply report, analysts said.

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