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Prescient generates solid six-month gains

Nafees Hossain statistical arbitrage, South Africa, market neutral, hedge fund, Prescient, Dr Nafees Hossain
Hossain makes good progress with statistical arbitrage fund, setting out long-term vision for strategy

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


Making intelligent choices

Focusing on manager skill is becoming ever more critical in a host of areas, from fund performance to industry transition

Bataung and Blackstar align for future success

Tsotsotso and Pratt continue managing their own strategies, while joining forces for new funds to augment the forthcoming Tiso Blackstar merger

Fund of funds notch up modest gains

South African fund of funds add a median 0.86% in March

Equity funds gain on back of strong market

FTSE/JSE All Share Index adds 4.7% in April
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Nigerian market bounces back

All Share Index advances 9.31% in April...
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Nigeria turns the corner

All Share Index gains 5.48% in March...
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Tax risk not entirely carved out with 2013 clause

KPMG takes a look at tax exposure for South African fund managers who manage offshore funds...
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Kenya leads amongst African markets in February

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index adds 0.31% in February...
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Monthly Medians MAR 2015 YTD 2015
South African Composite 1.19% 4.92%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 0.70% 2.93%
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Finance News | US stocks mostly down, S&P 500 retreats

Wall Street stocks have opened mostly lower ahead of a long holiday weekend as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the US economic outlook.

Read more | Oil falls back on profit-taking

Global oil prices have fallen, unwinding recent sharp gains that were fuelled by hopes that a global supply glut could end soon, say dealers.

Read more | Richemont takes centre stage on JSE

Trading activity on the JSE has centred on Richemont as profit-taking started after the share's steady upward move over the past few days.

Read more | European shares slip off high, Richemont retreats

European shares have slipped off three-week highs, with luxury goods group Richemont falling on weak sales, while a rebound in the euro also pegged back the region's stock markets.

Read more | Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Read more | Oil prices slip in Asian trade

Oil prices fell in Asia, unwinding sharp gains in the previous session that was fuelled by hopes that a global supply glut could end soon.

Read more | S&P 500 at record on Best Buy earnings, CVS deal

The S&P 500 has finished at a new record following strong earnings from Best Buy and news that CVS Health would buy senior pharmacy services firm Omnicare for $12.7bn.

Read more | European stocks fall, pound boosted

European stocks have fallen after a largely downbeat session in Asia and Wall Street edging lower, with dealers uncertain over the timing of a hike in US rates.

Read more | US stocks edge lower; CVS buys Omnicare

Wall Street stocks have edged lower in opening trade following news that CVS Health would acquire senior pharmacy services company Omnicare for $12.7bn.

Read more | Oil prices gain on US stockpiles report

Global oil prices have risen further as falling US crude stockpiles and production boosted hopes of an easing in the global supply glut, analysts say.

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2015 Awards

Cape Town, Feb 25, 2016
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Cape Town, Feb 25, 2016
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