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13 October 2017 – October 2017

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Oct 13, 2017 in Fund Profile Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE edged lower on Thursday, taking a breather after reaching a series of peaks over the past few days, during which the all share added about 4%. On Thursday, investors appeared ready to begin lightening their exposure to a few counters which had enjoyed a decent run in the past eight trading days.

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What’s in store for global active fund managers?

By Linda Von Tonder on May 22, 2012 in Fund Profile Performance

Markets in 2011 vacillated between the risk-on and risk-off trades. Essentially, a number of periods during the year anticipated a binomial (two way / either-or) outcome that was hard for investors to second guess. Although many individual companies were in healthy shape with strong growth prospects and robust balance sheets, market sentiment drove markets, not company fundamentals.

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Global active fund managers struggle in 2010 & 2011

By Linda Von Tonder on May 17, 2012 in Fund Profile Performance

Since the start of the credit crisis in 2008 companies and governments have faced unprecedented economic challenges and elevated volatility across global markets. Research increasingly indicates active fund managers are struggling to outperform their benchmarks raising doubts as to whether active fund managers can still outperform over time.

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