Duncan Theron

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So far Duncan Theron has created 9 blog entries.
  • We Give
    Giving generously springs from the passion in our hearts to be part of the change. Since inception of GraySwan we have allocated 10% of our profits to the GraySwan Charitable Trust (GSCT). The sole purpose of the Trust is to be a channel through which GraySwan and other companies or...
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  • BEE Credentials
    Since inception of our business we have pro-actively worked to build a truly South African representative business and we will continue to do so. We believe that you should be the change you want to see in the world. We are a BEE Level 4 contributor. Download BEE certificate
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  • Our Values
    We are passionate about investments. We are passionate about doing the right things for the right reasons. This means that whatever we set ourselves out to do, we do it with integrity and we do it whole-heartedly. We always go the extra mile. That’s just us. We run our business based...
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  • Our Name
    A "Black Swan" was first described in AD 82 to depict a creature that did not exist. However, in 1790 a black swan was discovered and therefore proved the existence of the improbable. In Nicholas Taleb’s book, The Black Swan, he used the bird to explain the belief that "all...
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  • Our Business
    GraySwan is a leading independent investment consulting company. Our core business is to provide independent investment advice to institutional, personal, corporate and family office investors. We are already one of the three largest truly independent investment consulting businesses in South Africa in terms of assets under advice and the depth and...
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  • Premium Innovation
    Duncan's Desk
    As Charles Ellis highlights in his paper “The Winners Game” investment managers may or may not outperform their benchmarks, but if the investment adviser has not understood how best to manage and meet the investor’s requirements, its game over. It's actually the investment advisor and not the investment manager...
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  • Tax Free Savings Accounts
    Personal Investors
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  • Conditioned for Excellence
    Duncan's Desk
    None of us wants to fall into the mediocrity trap. The start of the year is an essential time to self-evaluate and strategise on how to condition ourselves for excellence. Albeit that we are proud to advise to a client base in excess of R12 billion and have attracted various...
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  • Looking Back, Planning Forward
    Duncan's Desk
    This reflection will help you take an emotional, professional, personal, and financial account of how your experiences in the last 365 days has shaped you. It will help you to step more confidently into 2016. We have some ideas to ensure that you make informed and wise financial decisions not...
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The GraySwan Charitable Trust initiated and launched a soulful shoe project, “Walk with a Purpose” in 2016. Watch to find out more...