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Metope fund focuses on macro-thematic trading

Du Preez and Hall use South African derivatives and equity instruments, taking a directional and tactical approach

INVESTOR SURVEY 2014: Leading allocators to the South African hedge fund industry share their views on the year ahead. Digital edition available here.

EDITOR'S LETTER

A fine line between minefield and opportunity

It's a taxing time for the industry, as managers await the final introduction of fine-tuned regulations while investors hold back for absolute clarity
NEW FUND

Fairtree goes live with global consumer mandate

Managed by Danie Pretorius, long/short fund looks for equity ideas around the world
FUND OF FUNDS TABLES - NOVEMBER 2014

Fund of funds make good progress in October

South African funds add 1.12% for the month
SINGLE-MANAGER TABLES - NOVEMBER 2014

Aggressive South African equity funds outperform

FTSE/JSE All Share Index adds 1% in October
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INDUSTRY RESEARCH
THE READING ROOM
PRIVATE EQUITY

Private equity continues to strengthen over medium term

Asset class still lags the strong equity market returns of recent years...
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AFRICA MARKET WRAP

Volatility rattles African bourses

Nigeria and Zimbabwe take the biggest knocks...
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AFRICA MARKET WRAP

Morocco shines while Namibia tumbles

Ebola outbreak casts shadow over West African region...
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AFRICA MARKET WRAP

Egypt’s bourse continues to defy gravity

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index dips 0.69% in August...
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Monthly Medians OCT 2014 YTD 2014
South African Composite 0.86% 8.19%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 0.22% 6.55%
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Finance News

Fin24.com | Euro stocks sink as oil hits energy firms

European equity markets have sunk, with the energy sector reeling as world oil prices plummeted to four-year lows following Opec's decision to hold output.

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Fin24.com | Oil dips to 4-year low on Opec decision

Global oil prices have plunged to yet another four-year low after the Opec oil producing cartel decided to maintain crude output in an oversupplied market.

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Fin24.com | Asian stocks dip, airlines rise on Opec verdict

Shares in energy firms have tumbled after oil prices hit four-year lows in reaction to Opec's decision to ignore calls for an output cut.

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Fin24.com | Oil price plunge wreaks havoc on JSE resources

The sharp overnight fall in the oil price caused a sharp drop in Sasol and BHP Billiton stocks, also putting pressure on the prices of other basic commodities.

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Fin24.com | Rand outperforms oil-linked units on Brent dive

The rand has dipped against the dollar but still outperformed oil-linked developing currencies that suffered as the Brent crude price sank to four-year lows.

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Fin24.com | Gold drops to one-week low as oil slumps

Gold has extended losses into a third session on expectations that plunging oil prices could sap inflationary pressure and curb its hedge appeal.

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Fin24.com | Russian rouble hits historic lows on Opec move

The rouble has slumped to historic lows against both the dollar and euro in the wake of the Opec oil cartel's decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged.

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Fin24.com | Russian ruble hits historic lows on Opec move

The ruble has slumped to historic lows against both the dollar and euro in the wake of the Opec oil cartel's decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged.

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Fin24.com | Asia stocks mostly lower after Opec move

Asian markets have mostly fallen, with energy firms taking a dive as oil sat at four-year lows after the Opec cartel ignored calls to cut production.

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Fin24.com | Oil prices plunge as Opec holds output cut

Brent crude oil has plunged as much as $6.50 a barrel, and US crude dropped by nearly as much, posting their steepest one-day falls since 2011.

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