Investment advice and wealth management is not only about defining applicable  asset allocations, benchmarks and selecting superior investment managers. It is about providing fully transparent and fair disclosure of any investment results as well as costs to investors, guaranteeing that all investment managers are assessed on a level and objective playing field. Investment advice and wealth management must include investment education, in depth discussions and clearly defined  outcomes for investors. Via our En Pointe research we empower our clients to always be informed and to make high conviction and informed investment decisions.

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  • Investment Manager Selection
    Learning Curve   Personal Investors
    Investing is a world where investment managers claim to be terrific and where they can typically back it up with some or other performance analytics. However, most investment managers actually underperform the market, making active management a losers’ game unless you have the skill to select superior investment managers...
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  • Can Global Equity outperform the market?
    Learning Curve   Personal Investors
    The changes in Regulation 28 allowing investors to invest up to 25% of its assets with offshore investment managers and an additional 5% in African investments (excluding South Africa) has placed a renewed focus on offshore investment strategy and investment manager selection. Outperforming the markets after fees consistently is not...
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  • Direction Determines Destination
    Duncan's Desk
    DIRECTION DETERMINES DESTINATION NEW BUSINESS PARTNER - Mettle Investments owned by Tradehold - Tradehold’s controlling shareholder is Christo Wiese - Dynamic, boutique and entrepreneurial - No distractions, business as usual As Christo Wiese once said, “Every big business starts as a small business. It’s all about walking across the street. It’s about opportunity and opportunism.” As of...
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  • How to pick the best financial advisor
    Personal Investors
    How to pick the best financial advisor As Charles Ellis highlights in his paper - The Winners Game –  “… investment managers may or may not outperform their benchmarks, but if the investment consultant has not understood how best to meet the investor’s requirements, its game over. It’s actually the investment...
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  • Cost-drag on investment performance
    Personal Investors
    Cost-drag on investment performance  “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” - John.F Kennedy Introduction If you were a pro-cyclist trying to win the Argus and you could (legally and honestly) increase your chances of reaching your goal by just shaving...
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  • Is There Money in Responsible Investing?
    Responsible Investing
    Is There Money in Responsible Investing? Winston Churchill expressed it best when he said, “The price of greatness is responsibility”. Responsible Investing is a balancing act. Investors have to balance positive ambitions for a better world with the practical implications of implementing their long term investment strategy in search of superior...
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  • Money Market Account versus Money Market Fund
    Personal Investors
    Money Market Account versus Money Market Fund A few years ago I worked for a large corporate bank. At the time, my husband (who works in the investment advisory and management industry) would often ask me "what is the current money market rate that the bank offers to investors?" We...
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  • Stockbrokers for Private Client Investors
    Personal Investors
    Stockbrokers for Private Client Investors Investors are becoming more sophisticated and wish to implement a more hands-on involvement with their own long term sustainable wealth creation. Opening a stockbroker trading account offers investors one such option to do just that. Selecting a stockbroker sounds like an easy enough process, however after...
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  • Risk Cover: What you should know
    Personal Investors
    Risk Cover: What you should know With a variety of life assurers and risk cover policy options available, it is important to take special care when selecting the right policy for you and your family’s needs. First you need to identify what level and type of cover you already have (if...
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