STANLIB sees benefits of credit in tough times

Credit portfolios offer attractive risk-return prospects in extremely volatile markets, according to Johan Marnewick, head of STANLIB’s credit franchise, which manages R55...

ASOC secures commitment for second fund

Africa Special Opportunities Capital (ASOCapital), a private equity fund that seeks to raise capital to support distressed businesses that face liquidity and...

Ashton bets on business winners

Former Anchor Capital CIO Sean Ashton is managing a global long-only portfolio within an investment holding company on behalf of an ultra high-net-worth investor,...

Fairtree Foundation invests in upliftment

Fairtree Capital, together with its partners who are actively engaged in social upliftment, has extended its investment reach into underprivileged communities by establishing the...

Alternatives help address low-return environment

Gyongyi King, CIO of Alexander Forbes Investments, a leading allocator to the South African hedge fund industry, talks about using hedge funds to shore up portfolios in turbulent times

Agents of change

HedgeNews Africa talks to some South African hedge fund managers about their non-investment initiatives that are helping to make a positive impact on the world

RisCura outlines investor concerns

Prasheen Singh, a senior investment consultant of RisCura’s advisory business, discussed investor concerns and asset allocation trends

IDEAS fund makes social and environmental impact

As one of South Africa’s largest domestic infrastructure equity funds, IDEAS invests in economic, social and renewable energy infrastructure, promoting economic growth

Alternatives to the fore as investors look offshore

Political and economic uncertainty means many high-net-worth South African investors are looking to move assets offshore, and exposure to alternative assets has increased markedly...

Stonehage sees role for long/short strategies

Cash, and carefully selected hedge funds, provide the best portfolio hedge against potentially negative equity markets, says Hatty