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Madzwara plans long/short quant fund

Lawrence Madzwara Lawrence Madzwara, Legae Securities
Dynamic strategy to adjust positioning based on market conditions

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A bigger, yet more complex, opportunity set

Emerging environment should bring innovation and, ultimately, growth

Fairtree’s Woodland at two-year milestone

Multi-strategy fund allocates to nine underlying strategies

Fund of funds bounce back in February

HedgeNews Africa South African Fund of Funds Composite gains 1.92% in February

Early data shows mixed returns for equity funds

FTSE/JSE All Share Index gains 1.83% in March
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Mixed fortunes for African bourses

Zambia leads the upside while Zimbabwe takes a knock... Read more ›

Egypt, Ghana record double-digit growth for the year so far

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index dips 2.46% in February... Read more ›

Private equity treading water

10-year rolling IRR dips slightly between second and third quarter... Read more ›

African opportunities knock

African markets get of to a mixed start in 2014... Read more ›
Monthly Medians FEB 2014 YTD 2014
South African Composite 1.60% 1.71%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 1.28% 0.48%
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Tech heavyweights boost global stocks

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Rand under pressure as risk appetite wanes

The rand is still under pressure after breaching the key R10.6000 mark to two-and-a-half week lows, with Ukraine fears seen keeping risk appetite in check.

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Tech losses break S&P's 6-day streak

Broad selling in tech stocks have pulled US markets lower, cutting short a six-day streak of gains by the S&P 500.

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US oil stockpiles peak amid production boom

US commercial oil stockpiles hit a new record on the strength of continued growth in oil and gas production in the world's biggest oil-consuming country.

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JSE stocks mixed after scaling records

South African shares have ended mixed after reaching record highs, despite an hour-long technical glitch.

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Oil prices steady before US inventory data

Oil prices have steadied as traders await weekly US energy inventory data for clues about demand in the world's biggest consumer of crude.

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Asian shares mixed, China manufacturing up

Asian markets have been mixed following a Wall Street rally, while a provisional report showed a slight uptick in Chinese manufacturing activity for the month.

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Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally

Asian markets have been mixed following another Wall Street rally, while a provisional report shows a slight improvement in Chinese manufacturing activity.

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